Edgewood, Illinois facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEdgewood, Illinois
|Elevation||574 ft (175 m)|
|Area||1.01 sq mi (3 km²)|
|- land||1.00 sq mi (3 km²)|
|- water||0.01 sq mi (0 km²)|
|Density||440.0 /sq mi (170 /km²)|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Edgewood was founded in the 1850s when the railroad was extended to that point. The village was named from its location near the edge of a forest. A post office has been in operation at Edgewood since 1858.
Edgewood is located on the southern edge of Effingham County at Clay County line.(38.923302, -88.662433). The village's southern border follows the
Illinois Route 37 passes through the village, leading northeast 3 miles (5 km) to Mason and southwest 8 miles (13 km) to Farina. Interstate 57 crosses the northwest corner of the village, with access from Exit 145 (Iowa Street); I-57 leads northeast 16 miles (26 km) to Effingham and southwest 28 miles (45 km) to Salem.
According to the 2010 census, Edgewood has a total area of 1.011 square miles (2.62 km2), of which 1 square mile (2.59 km2) (or 98.91%) is land and 0.011 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 1.09%) is water.
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 527 people, 226 households, and 148 families residing in the village. The population density was 525.3 people per square mile (203.5/km²). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 241.2 per square mile (93.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.81% White and 0.19% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.
There were 226 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the village, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $20,987, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $21,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,338. About 16.1% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.
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