Location of Edwardsburg, Michigan
|• Total||1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)|
|• Land||0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)|
|• Water||0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)|
|Elevation||833 ft (254 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,256|
|• Density||1,383.5/sq mi (534.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||49112, 49120|
|GNIS feature ID||0625399|
Edwardsburg is a village in Cass County in the U.S. state of Michigan, northeast of South Bend. The population was 1,259 at the 2010 census. It is part of the South Bend–Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Edwardsburg was established in 1828 in an area that had previously been known as Beardsley's Prairie. It was incorporated as a village in 1911.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), of which, 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2) of it is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,259 people, 517 households, and 332 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,383.5 inhabitants per square mile (534.2 /km2). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 625.3 per square mile (241.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.6% White, 1.5% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.
There were 517 households of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.
in the village was 36.1 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,147 people, 507 households, and 319 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,244.3 per square mile (481.4/km²). There were 531 housing units at an average density of 576.1 per square mile (222.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.94% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 2.35% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.
There were 507 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.78.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $33,359, and the median income for a family was $37,132. Males had a median income of $32,969 versus $21,319 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,842. About 8.7% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.
K-12 Education needs are met by Edwardsburg Public Schools. The district is composed of 5 school buildings, a Performing Arts Center, and numerous athletic fields. In addition to athletics, Edwardsburg also boasts a flight IV Marching Band.
Edwardsburg is situated at the crossroads of M-62, and US 12. The Canadian National railroad tracks run through the village. The village is serviced by the Niles Amtrak Station, and the South Bend Regional Airport,both of which are in the greater Michiana area. The Indiana Toll Road, runs East-West three miles (5 km) South of the village.
Notable natives and residents
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 177