Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida


Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida

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Edgewater is a city in Volusia County, Florida, in the United States nicknamed the "Lovebug Capital of Florida".Fact|date=May 2007 As of the 2000 census, the city population was 18,668. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 20,271. [http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2004-04-12.xls]

Geography

Edgewater is located at coor dms|28|57|50|N|80|54|17|W (28.963864, -80.904775).GR|1

According to the.United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.8 km² (10.3 mi²). 25.8 km² (10.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it (3.58%) is water.It runs parallel along the Indian River and is largely influenced by the water, which generates tourism, the city's main contributor.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 18,668 people, 7,579 households, and 5,464 families residing in the city. The population density was 722.9/km² (1,872.6/mi²). There were 8,235 housing units at an average density of 318.9/km² (826.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.35% White, 1.41% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.

There were 7,579 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,852, and the median income for a family was $39,234. Males had a median income of $27,453 versus $21,999 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,017. About 6.4% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

City Officials

*PRINCE Benny Boo Ferguson
*PRINCESS Chelsea Ferguson
*District 1 Councilperson Debra Jean Rogers
*District 2 Councilperson Gigi Bennington
*District 3 Councilperson Harriet E. Rhodes

Economy

Business and industry flourish in Edgewater. From a honey exporting company established in 1940, to the boom of boat manufacturers in recent years, a growing number of companies are taking advantage of the business-friendly nature of the city.

A pro-business city government recognizes the vital role that business and industry play in the community’s economy and quality of life. Business thrives with products of the paint, building, boat, garment and honey industries produced locally and distributed throughout the global marketplace.

Recent studies show the workforce to be educated, productive and competitive with 10 percent underemployed. Seven highly ranked colleges and universities and the acclaimed Advanced Technology Center support business needs with career advancement, workforce development and research. Education, health care and government are the area’s largest employers.

Among the corporate partners that call Edgewater home are:
* Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products (boats)
* Coronado Paint (paint)
* Tropical Blossom (honey)
* Porta Products Corporation (marine products)
* Edgewater Powerboats (boats)
* Pacer Marine Engineering (marine products)
* Accurate Fiberglass (boats)
* R.J. Dougherty Associates (boats)
* Loveland Groves (citrus)
* J&J Enterprises (realty & investments)

hopping

* Edgewater Plaza Shopping Center
* Florida Shores Shopping Center
* Pelican Plaza

References

External links

* [http://www.cityofedgewater.org/ City of Edgewater]


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