Edgewood, Illinois

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For the unincorporated community in Boone County, see Edgewood, Boone County, Illinois.
Coordinates: 38°55′24″N 88°39′45″W / 38.92333°N 88.66250°W / 38.92333; -88.66250
Edgewood
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Effingham
Elevation 574 ft (175 m)
Coordinates 38°55′24″N 88°39′45″W / 38.92333°N 88.66250°W / 38.92333; -88.66250
Area 1.01 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.00 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 527 (2000)
Density 525.3 / sq mi (203 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62426
Area code 217
FIPS code 17-22567
GNIS ID 2398785
Location of Edgewood within Illinois
Location of Edgewood within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Edgewood, Illinois

Edgewood is a village in Effingham County, Illinois, United States. The population was 527 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Edgewood was named from its location near the edge of a forest.[1]

Geography[edit]

Edgewood is located at 38°55′24″N 88°39′45″W / 38.92333°N 88.66250°W / 38.92333; -88.66250 (38.923302, -88.662433).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.6 km2), of which 1.00 square mile (2.6 km2) (or 99.01%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.99%) is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[4] 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.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 114. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.