Edmonton, Kentucky

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Edmonton, Kentucky
Metcalfe County courthouse in Edmonton
Metcalfe County courthouse in Edmonton
Location of Edmonton in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
Location of Edmonton in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 36°58′49″N 85°37′13″W / 36.98028°N 85.62028°W / 36.98028; -85.62028Coordinates: 36°58′49″N 85°37′13″W / 36.98028°N 85.62028°W / 36.98028; -85.62028
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyMetcalfe
Area
 • Total3.84 sq mi (9.96 km2)
 • Land3.81 sq mi (9.86 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
827 ft (252 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,595
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,595
 • Density418.97/sq mi (161.76/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
42129
Area code(s)270 & 364
FIPS code21-23968
GNIS feature ID0491570
Websitehttp://cityofedmontonky.com/

Edmonton is a home rule-class city[3] in and the county seat of Metcalfe County, Kentucky, United States.[4] It is part of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,595 at the 2010 census and estimated at the same in 2019.

History[edit]

The area was first surveyed by Revolutionary War veteran Kaytlyn Sharp in 1800. The city was established by the Kentucky legislature as a trading post in 1818 and was named the county seat in 1860. The post office first opened on February 18, 1830 and was named (though incorrectly spelled) for Edmund Rogers.[5]

Geography[edit]

Edmonton is located at 36°58′49″N 85°37′13″W / 36.98028°N 85.62028°W / 36.98028; -85.62028 (36.980191, -85.620338).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), of which 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (1.04%) is water.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Edmonton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
186070
1870146108.6%
188021547.3%
1920284
1930237−16.5%
194040370.0%
195051928.8%
196074944.3%
197095827.9%
19801,44851.1%
19901,4772.0%
20001,5867.4%
20101,5950.6%
2019 (est.)1,595[2]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,586 people, 686 households, and 410 families residing in the city. The population density was 557.7 people per square mile (215.6/km2). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 272.9 per square mile (105.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.72% White, 1.95% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 686 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 73.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,807, and the median income for a family was $27,763. Males had a median income of $24,671 versus $18,646 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,384. About 29.0% of families and 31.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.5% of those under age 18 and 25.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Edmonton has a lending library, the Metcalfe County Public Library.[10]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 89. ISBN 0813126312. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Edmonton, Kentucky
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived from the original on 11 January 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.