Edgewood
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Town of Edgewood

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Population, 2010: 3,735
Area, 2010
: 53.26 square miles
Incorporated
: 1999
Location
: 20 miles east of Albuquerque in southern Santa Fe County

About

Edgewood, where mountains meet plains, is one of the state's newest communities and one of the fastest growing. The population and housing more than doubled, and after a series of annexations, this town has one of the largest land bases of any city in New Mexico. Residents of the town enjoy its rural feel.

Most residents commute 20-minutes to Albuquerque for employment. Nine-percent of employees at Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base and related facilities live in Edgewood, where they also have quick access to the Sandia Mountains for hiking and skiing.

Edgewood offers commercial zoning along the longest remaining stretch of historic Route 66, and business has grown briskly, especially after completion of a new interchange at I-40 and NM 344. The town has gained a 10-screen movie theater, a Wal-Mart and a number of familiar chains. Edgewood also has a 30-acre technology park.

History

Before becoming Edgewood, the community held a series of different names, including Venus, Mountain View and New Barton, to name a few. The Edgewood Post Office dates from 1908. As homesteaders moved to the area during the 1930's, Edgewood grew to serve surrounding farms and ranches.


2010

2000

Population

3,735

1,893

10-Year Population Growth

97.3%

*

Median Age

42.4

35.5

High School Graduates or higher

91.8%

91.5%

Bachelor's Degree or higher

34.0%

22.0%

Average Commute Time to Work

33.2

36.7

Median Household Income

57,813

42,500

Housing Units

1,563

755

Single Family Housing Units

74.5%

50.0%

Multi-Family Housing Units

1.5%

0.0%

Mobile Homes & other

24.0%

50.0%

Owner-Occupied Housing Units

87.1%

77.5%

Average Household Size

2.61

2.80

Source: 2010 Decennial Census, American Community Survey 2006-2010.
* Edgewood was not incorporated at the time of the 1990 Census

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Government

Mayor, elected every four years
Four councilors, elected to four-year, staggered terms

Utilities

Water: Entranosa, Thunder Mountain and New Mexico-American Water
Sewer:
Town of Edgewood and private septic systems
Electric:
Central New Mexico Co-op
Gas:
EMW Association
Telephone:
CenturyLink

Transportation

Highways: I-40 and NM 344
Air:
Sandia Air Park, Albuquerque International Sunport, Moriarty Municipal Airport
Train:
In Albuquerque

Education

K-12: Moriarty-Edgewood School District

Amenities

Recreation: The Sandia Mountains to the north offer skiing, hiking, biking and picnic spots. The Manzano Mountains to the south, with six developed campgrounds, offer hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing opportunities.
Attractions
: Wildlife West is an educational wildlife park on 122 acres near Edgewood.
Golf
: Paako Ridge Golf Club, north of I-40 on NM 14, is one of the top-rated courses in New Mexico.

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