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Bridgewater is a city in McCook County, in the Sioux Falls metro area.
The community was named by railroad workers who had to carry drinking water across a bridge
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Bridgewater. For links to other places called Bridgewater, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bridgewater is 43.551N. The longitude is -97.507W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,417 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 592.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bridgewater demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McCook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57319 ZIP code.
58% of Bridgewater residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bridgewater ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bridgewater was $15,855, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Bridgewater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bridgewater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $525.
McCook County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bridgewater political report.
The average commute time for Bridgewater workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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