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Edgewater, MD


Edgewater, MD

Edgewater, MD Edgewater is a city located at the gateway to the Southern end of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Offering an eclectic mix of old and new Edgewater is home to approximately 19,000 residents and is located about 7 miles from Annapolis and 30 miles from Washington, DC. Its beach was formerly a popular weekend resort.

Edgewater is located at 38°53'36"N 76°30'16"W.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²) of it (45.94%) is water.

The zip code for Edgewater is 21037. Maryland's chief attractions include history, sailing, beaches, wildlife, white-water.

As of 2010, Edgewater's population is 18,759 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.36 percent. The median home cost in Edgewater is $346,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.34 percent. Compared to the rest of the country, Edgewater's cost of living is 35.50% Higher than the U.S. average. Edgewater public schools spend $6,079 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Edgewater.

The unemployment rate in Edgewater is 6.70 percent (U.S. avg. is 10.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Edgewater jobs have Decreased by 4.84 percent.
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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,153 people, 1,195 households, and 862 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,243.8 people per square mile (479.3/km²). There were 1,303 housing units at an average density of 514.0/sq mi (198.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.32% White, 1.27% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 1,195 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% 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 3.06.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 26.4% 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 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,909, and the median income for a family was $81,634. Males had a median income of $47,500 versus $36,450 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $30,552. About 1.8% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.
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Crime Rates Compared to National Average

The National Average is designated 1.0 - A value of 2.0 represents twice as much risk while a value of 0.5 represents half as much risk.
Total Crime Risk 0.67
Personal Crime Risk (County) 0.66
Murder Crime Risk (County) 0.63
Rape Crime Risk (County) 0.41
Robbery Crime Risk (County) 0.68
Assault Crime Risk (County) 0.78
Property Crime Risk (County) 0.82
Burglary Crime Risk (County) 0.77
Larceny Crime Risk (County) 0.99
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk (County) 0.82
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Climate

Average July High Temperature 87.7 °F
Average January Low Temperature 23.8 °F
Annual Precipitation 44.8 inches
Air Pollution Index 88% of National Average
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The Outdoors

Edgewater, MD Years ago Edgewater was a thriving port town of which the remnants of that by-gone era can still be found when you visit Historic Londontowne and Gardens. Located on a peninsula, Edgewater borders a multitude of rivers and creeks with many communities having their own boat ramps and boat docks. But if the community you choose does not, do not worry, as there are a good 15 or so marinas near by. If planes instead of boats is your relaxation of choice then you are in luck. Edgewater is home to a small private plane air strip called Lee Airport.

Edgewater is home to the YMCA Camp Letts. This 219 acre slice of paradise on the Chesapeake bay has been around since 1906 offering fun for kids ages 8-16 all year round. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is located on over 2,000 acres and conducts scientific research worldwide and also offers educational and outreach programs to the public.

Edgewater is home to numerous county run parks such as Edgewater and Loch Haven Parks. Over the years Edgewater has become quite the grownup. Gone are the days of small beach communities hugging the shoreline with farm land bursting at the communities edges. Slowly Edgewater has expanded over the years with the most recent growth spurt happening in the late 1990's with the addition of South River Colony. A privately help public 18 hole shot makers challenge course, The Golf Club at South River is nestled within the community of South River Colony. Just about every shopping convenience is at your fingertips along with a fine mix of homes, townhomes, condos and 55+ communities.