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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
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
531 ft (162 m)
 • Total 883
 • Density 736/sq mi (285/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 an F5 on the Fujita scale. [1][2]


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,984
2000 730
2010 883 21.0%
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).

As of the census of 2000, there were 730 people, 295 households, and 192 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 622.3 people per square mile (240.9/km2). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 275.3 per square mile (106.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 37.95% White, 61.10% Black or African American, 0.14% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 295 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.6% were married couples living together, 24.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $21,322, and the median income for a family was $47,240. Males had a median income of $26,786 versus $20,962 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,240. About 2.5% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

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