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Edgar Springs, Missouri
Location of Edgar Springs, Missouri
Location of Edgar Springs, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Phelps
Area
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.21 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,207 ft (368 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 208
 • Estimate 
(2019)
195
 • Density 415.78/sq mi (160.63/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65462
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-21214

Edgar Springs is a city in Phelps County, Missouri, United States. The population was 208 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Edgar Springs has been in operation since 1866. The community was named after a nearby spring on the property of John Edgar.

Geography

Edgar Springs is located at 37°42′3″N 91°51′58″W / 37.70083°N 91.86611°W / 37.70083; -91.86611 (37.700927, -91.865995).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 48
1980 271
1990 215 −20.7%
2000 190 −11.6%
2010 208 9.5%
2019 (est.) 195 −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 208 people, 87 households, and 58 families living in the city. The population density was 320.0 inhabitants per square mile (123.6/km2). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 172.3 per square mile (66.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.67% White and 4.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 87 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

Climate

Edgar Springs has a humid subtropical climate with cold winters and warm summers.

Climate data for Edgar Springs
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 41
(5)
47
(8.3)
57
(13.9)
68
(20)
77
(25)
84
(28.9)
90
(32.2)
89
(31.7)
81
(27.2)
70
(21.1)
56
(13.3)
45
(7.2)
67.1
(19.49)
Average low °F (°C) 20
(-6.7)
25
(-3.9)
33
(0.6)
43
(6.1)
52
(11.1)
61
(16.1)
66
(18.9)
64
(17.8)
56
(13.3)
44
(6.7)
35
(1.7)
25
(-3.9)
43.7
(6.48)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.35
(59.7)
2.53
(64.3)
3.94
(100.1)
4.49
(114)
4.80
(121.9)
4.44
(112.8)
3.54
(89.9)
3.25
(82.6)
4.17
(105.9)
3.72
(94.5)
4.44
(112.8)
3.43
(87.1)
45.10
(1,145.5)

Notable people

  • Mayme Ousley, first woman elected mayor of a town in Missouri, was born in Edgar Springs.
  • James Robert Lamar, Missouri congressman who was born here in 1866.
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