Edgewood, Illinois

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For the unincorporated community in Boone County, see Edgewood, Boone County, Illinois.
Edgewood, Illinois
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; -88.66250Coordinates: 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 440 (2010)
Density 440.0/sq mi (170/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 440 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 527 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Edgewood was founded in the 1850s when the railroad was extended to that point.[2] The village was named from its location near the edge of a forest.[3] A post office has been in operation at Edgewood since 1858.[4]

Geography[edit]

Edgewood is located on the southern edge of Effingham County at 38°55′24″N 88°39′45″W / 38.92333°N 88.66250°W / 38.92333; -88.66250 (38.923302, -88.662433).[5] The village's southern border follows the Clay County line.

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.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 252
1890 255 1.2%
1900 412 61.6%
1910 419 1.7%
1920 438 4.5%
1930 492 12.3%
1940 467 −5.1%
1950 515 10.3%
1960 515 0.0%
1970 495 −3.9%
1980 574 16.0%
1990 502 −12.5%
2000 527 5.0%
2010 440 −16.5%
Est. 2015 430 [7] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[9] 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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Edgewood village, Illinois". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 114. 
  4. ^ "Effingham County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.