Edmonton, Kentucky
Metcalfe County courthouse in Edmonton
Metcalfe County courthouse in Edmonton
Location in Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Location in Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Coordinates: 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
 • Total1,671
 • Estimate 
(2022)[3]
1,689
 • Density438.93/sq mi (169.47/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
Websitecityofedmontonky.com

Edmonton is a home rule-class city[4] in and the county seat of Metcalfe County, Kentucky, United States.[5] It is part of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,671 at the 2020 census.[2]

History

The area was first surveyed 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.[6]

Geography

Edmonton is located in central Metcalfe County at 36°58′49″N 85°37′13″W / 36.98028°N 85.62028°W / 36.98028; -85.62028 (36.980191, -85.620338).[7] It is 18 miles (29 km) east of Glasgow, 21 miles (34 km) north of Tompkinsville, 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Columbia, and 31 miles (50 km) south of Greensburg. U.S. Route 68 and Kentucky Route 80 pass through the center of Edmonton, and the Cumberland Parkway runs along the city's northern border, with access from exits 27 and 29 (US 68).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.85 square miles (9.97 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.99%, are water.[1] The South Fork of the Little Barren River passes through the city, east and north of the center. It is a north-flowing tributary of the Little Barren River, part of the Green River watershed.

Climate

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.[8]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
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%
20201,6714.8%
2022 (est.)1,689[9]1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 1,586 people, 686 households, and 410 families residing in the city. The population density was 557.7 inhabitants per square mile (215.3/km2). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 272.9 per square mile (105.4/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

Edmonton has a lending library, the Metcalfe County Public Library.[12]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "P1. Race – Edmonton city, Kentucky: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2023.
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Kentucky: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2022". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  4. ^ "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  6. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 89. ISBN 0813126312. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Edmonton, Kentucky
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Kentucky: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2022". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived from the original on January 11, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.