Edgewood, New Mexico

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Edgewood, New Mexico
Edgewood New Mexico Public Library.jpg
Motto(s): 
"Where the Mountains Meet the Plains"
Location of Edgewood, New Mexico
Location of Edgewood, New Mexico
Edgewood, New Mexico is located in the United States
Edgewood, New Mexico
Edgewood, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 35°4′4″N 106°11′29″W / 35.06778°N 106.19139°W / 35.06778; -106.19139Coordinates: 35°4′4″N 106°11′29″W / 35.06778°N 106.19139°W / 35.06778; -106.19139
Country United States
State New Mexico
CountySanta Fe
Government
 • TypeCommission-Manager system
 • MayorAudrey Jaramillo
Area
 • Total56.81 sq mi (147.15 km2)
 • Land56.80 sq mi (147.10 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
6,700 ft (2,000 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,735
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
6,107
 • Density107.53/sq mi (41.52/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
87015
Area code(s)505
FIPS code35-22380
Websitewww.edgewood-nm.gov

Edgewood is a town in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. Through annexations, its town boundaries now extend into Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. It is part of the Albuquerque–Santa Fe–Las Vegas combined statistical area.

Although in Santa Fe County, Edgewood is geographically closer to Albuquerque than to the city of Santa Fe. The town's population grew 97% between 2000 and 2010, from 1,893 to 3,735.[3] Edgewood boasts a median household income of over $50,000 per year, a high number compared to the state averages[citation needed].

History[edit]

Homesteaders moving into the American West created the initial settlements that grew into what is now the town of Edgewood.[4] Taking advantage of the federal Homestead Acts, pioneer families obtained land claims and began farming and ranching in the Edgewood area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[5]

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.[6] 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. Recent construction projects have brought in a Tractor Supply Co. store, an O'Reilly Auto Parts, a Denny's, and a Comfort Inn & Suites, the town's first hotel.[7][8][9][10][11]

Geography[edit]

Edgewood is located at 35°4′4″N 106°11′29″W / 35.06778°N 106.19139°W / 35.06778; -106.19139 (35.067690, -106.191463),[12] 33 miles (53 km) east of Albuquerque along Interstate 40.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48.7 square miles (126.2 km2), all land except for 0.015 square miles (0.04 km2) of water, covering 0.03% of the town.[3] 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 post-1937 U.S. Route 66[13]) and Highway 344. The town is 15 miles (24 km) east of the community of Sandia Park and the east base of the Sandia Mountains.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20001,893
20103,73597.3%
2019 (est.)6,107[2]63.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

As of the census[15] 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.

Government[edit]

Edgewood is governed by a commission-manager system. Prior to January 1, 2022, Edgewood used a strong mayor system of government, but in August of 2020 the towns residents voted overwhelmingly to change their form of local government. The five commissioners select one of their members to fulfill the pro forma duties of town government that require a mayor or presiding officer. Currently the mayor's role is filled by Commissioner Audrey Jaramillo.[16]

Education[edit]

Moriarty-Edgewood School District and Albuquerque Public School District hold school zones in Edgewood. The portion in Bernalillo County is zoned to Albuquerque Public Schools.[17]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Edgewood town, New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-05-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2009-05-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://www.mvtelegraph.com/mountain/579654mtnview07-19-07.htm Archived 2007-12-31 at archive.today www.mvtelegraph.com
  7. ^ "mvtelegraph.com". www.mvtelegraph.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved Apr 13, 2020.
  8. ^ http://www.mvtelegraph.com/605527mtvnews02-21-02.htm Archived 2011-07-14 at archive.today www.mvtelegraph.com
  9. ^ http://www.mvtelegraph.com/651325mtvnews04-11-02.htm Archived 2011-07-14 at archive.today www.mvtelegraph.com
  10. ^ http://www.mvtelegraph.com/657409mtvnews04-18-02.htms Archived 2011-07-14 at archive.today www.mvtelegraph.com
  11. ^ "mvtelegraph.com". www.mvtelegraph.com. Retrieved Apr 13, 2020.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Archived from the original on 2019-08-24. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ "New Mexico Road Segments--Route 66: A Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary". www.nps.gov. Archived from the original on July 12, 2019. Retrieved Apr 13, 2020.
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 1996-12-27. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  16. ^ "Welcome to Edgewood, NM".
  17. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Bernalillo County, NM" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-07-20.
  18. ^ Grammer, Geoff (August 19, 2016). "Still wild, 'Cowboy' Cerrone has evolved into respected UFC vet". Albuquerque Journal. Archived from the original on December 16, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2017.

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