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Edgeley, North Dakota
Business district in Edgeley
Business district in Edgeley
Motto(s): 
"Gateway To Wind Energy"
Location of Edgeley, North Dakota
Location of Edgeley, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County LaMoure
Area
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,565 ft (477 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 563
 • Estimate 
(2019)
556
 • Density 745.31/sq mi (287.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58433
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-22140
GNIS feature ID 1033639
Website http://www.edgeley.com/

Edgeley is a city in LaMoure County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 563 at the 2010 census.

History

Edgeley was founded in 1886 by Richard Sykes, a landowner from England who named it after Edgeley, Cheshire, where he was born.

Geography

Edgeley is located at 46°21′34″N 98°42′44″W / 46.35944°N 98.71222°W / 46.35944; -98.71222 (46.359415, -98.712201).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 306
1910 749 144.8%
1920 803 7.2%
1930 821 2.2%
1940 803 −2.2%
1950 943 17.4%
1960 992 5.2%
1970 888 −10.5%
1980 843 −5.1%
1990 680 −19.3%
2000 637 −6.3%
2010 563 −11.6%
2019 (est.) 556 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

Edgeley offers modern recreational facilities, an excellent school system and a full service business district. Edgeley Public School educates preschool thru 12th grade students. It enrolls between 200 and 300 kids yearly.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 563 people, 262 households, and 161 families residing in the city. The population density was 750.7 inhabitants per square mile (289.8/km2). There were 313 housing units at an average density of 417.3 per square mile (161.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.5% White, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 262 households, of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.5% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age in the city was 51.3 years. 20.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.7% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 28.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Edgeley has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


Notable people

  • Hiram Cornwell, served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1873, lived and died in Edgeley.
  • Tim Mathern, served in the North Dakota Senate since 1987, grew up in Edgeley
  • Glenn Truesdell, served in the Minnesota House of Representatives 1959–1960, was born in Edgeley.
  • Science fiction artist John Berkey was born in Edgeley in 1932.
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