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Bridge City, Texas
The city was originally named Prairie View, as it was located on the coastal grasslands of the upper Texas coastline. But in 1938, the Port Arthur-Orange Bridge (now known as the Rainbow Bridge) was built, and the unincorporated area took on the name "Bridge City". The city did not incorporate until 1970.
Bridge City is located at 30°2'3" North, 93°50'34" West (30.034211, -93.842836).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,651 people, 3,195 households, and 2,476 families residing in the city. The population density is 649.8/km² (1,682.0/mi²). There are 3,432 housing units at an average density of 257.8/km² (667.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.43% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.57% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,195 households out of which 36.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% are married couples living together, 10.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% are non-families. 19.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.07.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $42,045, and the median income for a family is $49,750. Males have a median income of $42,398 versus $22,674 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,290. 10.3% of the population and 7.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.1% of those under the age of 18 and 12.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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