Edgewood, Iowa

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Edgewood, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Edgewood Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Edgewood Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Edgewood Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Edgewood, Iowa

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Edgewood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles W of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 179 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Clayton
Standard Zip Codes 52042, 52044
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.644
Longitude -91.401

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 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station GUTTENBERG L & D 10
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Edgewood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 923 100%
Male 422 45.7%
Female 501 54.3%
Under 18 217 23.5%
18+ 706 76.5%
65+ 242 26.2%
Median Age 43
Average Family Size 2.91
White 918 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Edgewood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 898
Growth -25
Growth % -2.7%

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 59.9%
US/American 11.3%
Irish 8.5%
English 8.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Swiss 2.1%
Swedish 1.3%
Norwegian 1.3%
Luxemburger 1.3%
Dutch 1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Syrian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
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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:

Wood (52042)

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 923 $42,946
Colesburg 412 $41,750
Dundee 179 $30,000
Garber 103 $28,125
Greeley 276 $41,250
Manchester 5,257 $39,219
Strawberry Point 1,386 $45,268

Edgewood Public Libraries

Edgewood Public Library
"203 W. UNION, BOX 339"
Edgewood, Iowa
(563) 928-6242

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Edgewood High Schools (2004)

Serves 278 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

Edgewood Colleges

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