Edgewood, Texas

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Edgewood, Texas
Downtown Edgewood
Downtown Edgewood
Location of Edgewood, Texas
Location of Edgewood, Texas
Coordinates: 32°41′49″N 95°53′6″W / 32.69694°N 95.88500°W / 32.69694; -95.88500Coordinates: 32°41′49″N 95°53′6″W / 32.69694°N 95.88500°W / 32.69694; -95.88500
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyVan Zandt
Area
 • Total1.38 sq mi (3.56 km2)
 • Land1.36 sq mi (3.52 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
459 ft (140 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,441
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,525
 • Density1,122.97/sq mi (433.62/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75117
Area code903
FIPS code48-22612[3]
GNIS feature ID1335087[4]
Websiteedgewoodtexas.org

Edgewood is a city in Van Zandt County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,441 at the 2010 census. The town draws its name from its location on the far western edge of the East Texas timberline on U.S. Highway 80, approximately 60 miles east of Dallas.

Geography[edit]

Edgewood is located at 32°41′49″N 95°53′6″W / 32.69694°N 95.88500°W / 32.69694; -95.88500 (32.696860, –95.885036).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188083
1920820
1930761−7.2%
1940738−3.0%
195083413.0%
19608876.4%
19701,17632.6%
19801,41320.2%
19901,284−9.1%
20001,3485.0%
20101,4416.9%
2019 (est.)1,525[2]5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2020 census[edit]

Edgewood racial composition[7]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,162 75.95%
Black or African American (NH) 109 7.12%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 13 0.85%
Asian (NH) 7 0.46%
Pacific Islander (NH) 1 0.07%
Some Other Race (NH) 3 0.2%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 51 3.33%
Hispanic or Latino 184 12.03%
Total 1,530

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,530 people, 558 households, and 439 families residing in the town.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,348 people, 548 households, and 389 families residing in the town. The population density was 987.4 people per square mile (379.9/km2). There were 599 housing units at an average density of 438.8 per square mile (168.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.80% White, 8.46% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.45% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.53% of the population.

There were 548 households, out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,250, and the median income for a family was $36,850. Males had a median income of $31,364 versus $25,272 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,331. About 15.6% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

In 1989 the Edgewood High School Basketball Team won the AA State Championship. Edgewood won back to back State Championships in Boys Golf winning the 2006 and 2007 Texas Class AA State Championship.

In 1996 Edgewood was thrown into the national spotlight when a year-long drought forced the city into water rationing and closing local schools. Local pastors prompted church members and other citizens of Edgewood to display "Pray for Rain" signs, and to always keep an umbrella at hand. ABC News 20/20 reported on the story interviewing city councilman Danny Eason. A pipeline was built from Lake Tawakoni to the Edgewood City Lake.

Bob Hall, a conservative Republican member of the Texas State Senate resides in the Tailwind Airpark community in Edgewood.

Politics[edit]

The city of Edgewood is a Republican stronghold, like the rest of Van Zandt County. The city of Edgewood's limits are coterminous with Van Zandt County voter precinct 1E.

Edgewood city vote
by party in presidential elections[10]
Year Democratic Republican Third Parties
2020 20.00% 121 79.17% 479 0.83% 5
2016 20.37% 109 77.38% 414 2.24% 12
2012 25.55% 139 73.35% 399 1.10% 6

Education[edit]

The Town of Edgewood is served by the Edgewood Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]

Newspapers and publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  8. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  9. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  10. ^ "2020 Election Results" (PDF). vanzandtcounty.org.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[8][9]

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