Location of Edgewood, Maryland
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• 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||52 ft (16 m)|
|• Density||1,437/sq mi (555.0/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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, up from 23,378 at the 2000 census.
Edgewood is located in southwestern Harford County. 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.
As of the census 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.
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 (Edgewood Elementary and Deerfield Elementary), a middle school (Edgewood Middle), and a newly rebuilt state-of-the-art high school with modern facilities and amenities (Edgewood High School). Edgewood High School is home to two special magnet programs, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the Academy of Finance.
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
- Brandon Albert, former offensive guard for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League
- B. Daniel Riley, former Maryland state legislator
- Johnathon Schaech, actor, born in Edgewood in 1969
- Tay Roc, battle rapper
- Zach Thornton, former goalie for Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, born in Edgewood in 1973
- Frank Zappa, former composer, musician, and film director, lived in the area from the late 1940s to the early 1950s when his father was employed at Edgewood Arsenal
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Edgewood, Maryland
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Edgewood CDP, Maryland". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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