Edgewood, New Mexico
|Edgewood, New Mexico|
|Motto: "Where the Mountains Meet the Plains"|
|• Total||8.7 sq mi (22.6 km2)|
|• Land||8.7 sq mi (22.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||6,700 ft (2,000 m)|
|• Density||387.9/sq mi (149.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
Edgewood is a town in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. It is part of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,375 at the 2010 Census. Edgewood's population grew 88% between 2000 and 2010, making it the fastest growing place in New Mexico.
Homesteaders moving into the American West created the initial settlements that grew into what is now the town of Edgewood. Taking advantage of the federal Homestead Act, pioneer families obtained land claims and began farming and ranching in the Edgewood area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Edgewood was founded by a group of southern Santa Fe county residents and landowners. After the incorporation of the town in 1999, large areas of land were annexed. Efforts by the town government to avoid annexing properties whose owners did not wish to be brought within the town boundaries resulted in a checkerboard pattern of incorporated and unincorporated properties, one of the issues to be resolved in the town's Comprehensive Plan. One controversial annexation greatly enlarged the municipal boundaries and was the source of vigorous public debate. Despite two appeals and one lawsuit, the annexation was upheld.
Plans to bring a Wal-Mart to the community were opposed by some residents, and opposition included two lawsuits by Edgewood residents (one lawsuit alleged violations of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act). Both suits were dismissed. In 2007, the Wal-Mart was awarded a liquor licence prior to its opening in March 2008. The Wal-Mart, located approximately 0.4 miles (0.64 km) from the Interstate 40 interchange, opened in 2008.
Edgewood is located at  just 33 miles (53 km) east of Albuquerque along Interstate Highway 40.(35.067690, -106.191463),
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.7 square miles (23 km2), all of it land. It is located within the Estancia Valley, east of the Sandia Mountains and Manzano Mountains of central New Mexico. Most of the land cover in the area is woodland or grassland. The town's commercial district lies along New Mexico Highway 66 (part of the original, pre-1937 Historic Route 66) and Highway 344. The town is within minutes of the Sandia Wilderness, in which are located the Sandia Peak Ski Area and the upper end of the Sandia Peak Tramway.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,893 people, 676 households, and 529 families residing in the town. The population density was 217.2 people per square mile (83.9/km2). There were 755 housing units at an average density of 86.6 per square mile (33.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.53% White, 0.32% African American, 2.17% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 8.24% from other races, and 2.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.34% of the population.
There were 676 households out of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the town the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $45,952. Males had a median income of $33,365 versus $24,135 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,146. About 8.4% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.
- New Mexico Places Population Growth 2000-2010
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- "Wal-Mart On Its Way to Edgewood" Stacey Boyne, Mountain View Telegraph December 15, 2005. 
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Town Council, Edgewood. Accessed 2010-03-04.
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- Mountain View Telegraph