Edgewood, Illinois

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Edgewood, Illinois

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High Points

Edgewood strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Edgewood Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 8% Edgewood Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Edgewood, Illinois

Comparing Edgewood to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 4 5
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Senior Citizens 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 2 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5

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Edgewood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Effingham
Standard Zip Codes 62426
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.92
Longitude -88.661

Edgewood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station OLNEY 2 S
Distance 34.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 36.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
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Edgewood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 527 100%
Male 257 48.8%
Female 270 51.2%
Under 18 137 26%
18+ 390 74%
65+ 68 12.9%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 2.86
White 526 99.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.6%

Estimated Edgewood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 533
Growth 6
Growth % 1.1%

Edgewood Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 48.6%
US/American 21.7%
Irish 8.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
English 6.3%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
Italian 2%
Scottish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Danish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Edgewood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

La Clede (62426)
Laclede (62426)
Larkinsburg (62426)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Edgewood 527 $31,875
Altamont 2,283 $37,837
Farina 558 $41,875
Iola 171 $30,938
Mason 396 $41,797
St. Elmo 1,456 $36,544
Watson 729 $42,159
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