Edgerton, Missouri facts for kids
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Location of Edgerton, Missouri
|• Total||1.11 sq mi (2.89 km2)|
|• Land||1.11 sq mi (2.89 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||830 ft (250 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||552.96/sq mi (213.51/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0717400|
Edgerton is a city in northeastern Platte County, Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area within the United States. The population was 546 at the 2010 census.
A post office called Edgerton has been in operation since 1871. The community was named after one Mr. Edgerton, a railroad employee.
Edgerton is located at 39°30′15″N 94°37′55″W / 39.50417°N 94.63194°W (39.504107, -94.632040).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 546 people, 210 households, and 161 families living in the city. The population density was 491.9 inhabitants per square mile (189.9/km2). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 203.6 per square mile (78.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 210 households, of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.3% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the city was 40.2 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.
North Platte County R-I School District operates one school in the community: North Platte Intermediate School.
Edgerton has a public library, a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.
- Jim Davis, actor and native of Edgerton