Edgar Springs, Missouri

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Edgar Springs is a city in Phelps County, Missouri, United States. The population was 190 at the 2000 census. As of the 2000 census, Edgar Springs is the closest town to the mean center of U.S. population, the theoretical center of the United States based on population. The exact point lies about 2.8 miles east of the town at 37°41'49.15" North, 91°48'34.44" West (37.6969870, -91.8095670).



Edgar Springs is located at 37°42′3″N 91°51′58″W / 37.70083°N 91.86611°W / 37.70083; -91.86611 (37.700927, -91.865995)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 190 people, 91 households, and 53 families residing in the city. The population density was 390.3 people per square mile (149.7/km²). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 205.4/sq mi (78.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.84% White, 2.11% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.53% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 91 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $30,781. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,672. None of the families and 4.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 22.9% of those over 64.

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