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Edgewater, Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 1.18 sq mi (3.07 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
531 ft (162 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 746
 • Density 643.10/sq mi (248.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 01-23032
GNIS feature ID 0117862

Edgewater is a census-designated place in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It is northeast from the Birmingham suburb of Pleasant Grove. Its population was 883 at the 2010 census. This area was damaged by tornadoes on April 15, 1956 and April 8, 1998. The 1998 tornado was rated F5 on the Fujita scale.

Geography

Edgewater is located at 33°31′23″N 86°57′23″W / 33.52306°N 86.95639°W / 33.52306; -86.95639 (33.523106, -86.956525).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (1.67%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,984
2000 730
2010 883 21.0%
2020 746 −15.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Edgewater was initially listed on the 1950 U.S. Census as an unincorporated community. It did not appear again until 2000 when it was designated a CDP (Census Designated Place).

2020 census

Edgewater racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 182 24.4%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 519 69.57%
Native American 1 0.13%
Asian 3 0.4%
Other/Mixed 21 2.82%
Hispanic or Latino 20 2.68%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 746 people, 253 households, and 214 families residing in the CDP.

Notable people

  • Sam Frazier Jr., blues singer, songwriter, guitar and harmonica player
  • Mule Suttles, Negro league baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
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