Edgewood, Maryland

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Edgewood, Maryland
Census-designated place
Location of Edgewood, Maryland
Location of Edgewood, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°25′7″N 76°17′39″W / 39.41861°N 76.29417°W / 39.41861; -76.29417Coordinates: 39°25′7″N 76°17′39″W / 39.41861°N 76.29417°W / 39.41861; -76.29417
Country United States
State Maryland
County Harford
Area
 • Total 17.92 sq mi (46.42 km2)
 • Land 17.78 sq mi (46.06 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Elevation 45 ft (14 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 25,562
 • Density 1,437/sq mi (555.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21040
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-25150

Edgewood is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Harford County, Maryland, United States. The population was 25,562 at the 2010 census,[1] up from 23,378 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Pooles Island Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[2]

Geography[edit]

Edgewood is located in southwestern Harford County at 39°25′49″N 76°18′20″W / 39.43028°N 76.30556°W / 39.43028; -76.30556 (39.430275, -76.305555).[3] It is bordered to the west by Baltimore County, Joppatowne, to the north by Bel Air South, to the east by the Bush River, an arm of Chesapeake Bay, to the south by the Edgewood Arsenal portion of Aberdeen Proving Ground, and to the southwest by the tidal Gunpowder River, another arm of the Chesapeake.

Interstate 95 forms the northern border of the Edgewood CDP and provides access from Exit 74 (Maryland Route 152) and Exit 77 (Maryland Route 24). I-95 leads southwest 25 miles (40 km) to Baltimore and northeast 50 miles (80 km) to Wilmington, Delaware. U.S. Route 40 (Pulaski Highway) runs through the northern part of Edgewood, parallel to I-95. US 40 leads southwest 9 miles (14 km) to White Marsh and the same distance northeast to Aberdeen. Maryland Route 24 begins at an entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground in the southern part of the CDP and leads 10 miles (16 km) north to Bel Air, the Harford County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Edgewood CDP has a total area of 17.9 square miles (46.4 km2), of which 17.8 square miles (46.1 km2) are land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), or 0.77%, are water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Edgewood station, which is served by MARC Train commuter rail service to Baltimore and Washington DC

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 23,378 people, 8,299 households, and 6,224 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,303.9 people per square mile (503.4/km²). There were 8,834 housing units at an average density of 492.7 per square mile (190.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 68.10% White, 25.66% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.40% of the population.

There were 8,299 households out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,150, and the median income for a family was $50,276. Males had a median income of $36,076 versus $27,214 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,943. About 8.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Harford County Public Schools The Harford County Board of Education, under the jurisdiction of the State of Maryland, provides quality services to educate the residents of Edgewood and its surrounding neighborhoods within the official boundaries established by the county. Edgewood has several elementary schools, a middle school, and a newly rebuilt state-of-the-art high school with modern facilities and amenities. The primary consideration in most matters when administrators using the funds Maryland STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has gained national attention and increased momentum to equip American students the tools and educators to guide them into more technical fields than they previously sought-after. Edgewood’s schools also assist students with special needs who can be mainstreamed into public schools. This does not preclude Harford County’s students and their parents from being dissatisfied with the local schools however. Edgewood is like every district in that it must follow the plans set forth in the curriculum for all students. Education is to be focused only on STEM, and proof of successful teachers will lie in the number of diplomas that are to AN be handed to those who succeed on graduation day.

There are several parochial schools in the Edgewood area including the Trinity Lutheran School, which is a Christian school that provides an education for students from Pre-K to the 8th grade. The Trinity Lutheran Christian School is a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). In 2017 the school lost its right to participate in Maryland's school voucher program, Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST), because it had maintained the right to prevent gay and lesbian students in the school’s handbook.

Notable residents and natives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Edgewood CDP, Maryland". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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