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Bridgman

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Bridgman is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,291 at the 2010 census.HistoryThere was a place in this area known as Plummer's Pier. In 1856 lumbermen founded Charlotteville in this area.Bridgman itself begins with the village of that name platted by George C. Bridgman in 1870. It was centered on a railroad station opened that year.The Bridgman post office, with ZIP code 49106 opened with the name "Laketon" on November 11, 1862. The name changed to Bridgman on April 9, 1874. Bridgman later expanded by annexing the area that had previously been Charlotteville. The town is famous for being the location of a clandestine communist planning meeting in 1922 that was broken up by federal agents and local authorities.Weko BeachWeko Beach is one of the key attractions of Bridgman. It is situated on the shores of Lake Michigan and is connected to Warren Dunes State Park on its South border. Visitors can walk from Weko Beach into Warren Dunes State Park, nearly three consecutive miles of beach.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.93sqmi, of which 2.90sqmi is land and 0.03sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,291 people, 954 households, and 608 families residing in the city. The population density was 790.0PD/sqmi. There were 1,183 housing units at an average density of 407.9/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 1.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.
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