Bridgman MI Real Estate
Bridgman is a miniature city located in Berrien County in Michigan on the coast of Lake Michigan. Bridgman spent much time as a village amidst a greater township but is now recognized as a city.
Bridgman, MI Geography
Bridgman is approximately 2.93 square miles of land, and – although it is a city along the shoreline – is not considered to contain acreage classified as water.
Bridgman, MI Demographics
Bridgman, Michigan is home to approximated 2,500 people with females leading the population by around 5%. Bridgman is a predominantly Caucasian territory with Whites accounting for 92.3% of the population. 3.7% of the Bridgman population is classified as being Hispanic or Latino, and African Americans and Asians are holding equal portions of the population – each at 1%. Native Americans only account for 0.6% of the population of Bridgman, and the remaining 1.3% is either classified as another race or mixed races. The median household income is nearly $48,000 with a per capita income of about $21,500.
Bridgman, MI History
Bridgman started out around 1860 as a small village near a larger and more established village in Lake Township which was once known as Charlottesville – home to the largest lumber company of its time (Charlottesville Lumber Company). As the village of Bridgman grew, its territory eventually came to include that of Charlottesville. Nearly a century later in 1949, Bridgman finally became a city. Since its identification as a city it has witnessed the construction of the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant and various other plants and manufacturing outlets.
Bridgman, MI Schools
The Bridgman school system is highly interactive with its students, posting regular live updates on its user friendly site. Schools in Bridgman offer a wide variety of sports including volleyball, weight training, aquatics, and football and are all accredited by the NCA for school improvement. Additionally, Bridgman Elementary is on the list of Blue Ribbon schools and was exemplified for the state of Michigan as such in 2011.
Bridgman, MI Industry
Manufacturing is the trade which enabled Bridgman’s growth, and it is the leading trade in Bridgman today.