Edgerton, Missouri

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Edgerton, Missouri
Location of Edgerton, Missouri
Location of Edgerton, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°30′18″N 94°38′00″W / 39.50500°N 94.63333°W / 39.50500; -94.63333Coordinates: 39°30′18″N 94°38′00″W / 39.50500°N 94.63333°W / 39.50500; -94.63333[1]
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyPlatte
Area
 • Total1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Land1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation830 ft (250 m)
Population
 • Total546
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
587
 • Density490/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64444
Area code(s)816
FIPS code29-21250[5]

Edgerton is a city in northeastern Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 546 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office called Edgerton has been in operation since 1871.[6] The community was named after one Mr. Edgerton, a railroad employee.[7]

Geography[edit]

Edgerton is located along Missouri routes B and Z. The community is 1.5 miles east of the Platte River on Grove Creek. The Smithville Reservoir is about six miles east in adjacent Clinton County.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880145
1890482232.4%
190053410.8%
19105340.0%
19205584.5%
1930427−23.5%
19404566.8%
1950408−10.5%
196044910.0%
19704776.2%
198058422.4%
1990565−3.3%
2000533−5.7%
20105462.4%
Est. 2016587[4]7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 546 people, 210 households, and 161 families residing in the city. The population density was 491.9 inhabitants per square mile (189.9/km2). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 203.6 per square mile (78.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 210 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.3% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 40.2 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 533 people, 202 households, and 159 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,422.4 people per square mile (556.2/km²). There were 214 housing units at an average density of 571.1 per square mile (223.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.94% White, 0.38% Native American, and 1.69% from two or more races.

There were 202 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,411, and the median income for a family was $50,625. Males had a median income of $35,167 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,444. About 7.5% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

North Platte County R-I School District operates one school in the community: North Platte Intermediate School.[10]

Edgerton has a public library, a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.[11]

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Edgerton, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Platte County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 26 ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "North Platte County R-I School District". Great Schools. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Locations". Mid-Continent Public Library. Retrieved 17 March 2018.