Edwardsburg, Michigan

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Edwardsburg is a village in Cass County in the U.S. state of Michigan, northeast of South Bend. The population was 1,147 at the 2000 census. It is part of the South BendMishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1 square mile (2.6 km²), of which 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (8.91%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,147 people, 507 households, and 319 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,244.3 per square mile (481.4/km²). There were 531 housing units at an average density of 576.1/sq mi (222.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.94% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 2.35% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 507 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,359, and the median income for a family was $37,132. Males had a median income of $32,969 versus $21,319 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,842. About 8.7% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.


K-12 Education needs are met by Edwardsburg Public Schools. The district is composed of 5 school buildings, a Performing Arts Center, and numerous athletic fields.  In addition to athletics, Edwardsburg also boasts a flight III Marching Band.

[edit] Transportation

Edwardsburg is situated at the crossroads of M-62, and US-12. The Canadian National railroad tracks run through the village. The village is serviced by the Niles Amtrak Station, and the South Bend Regional Airport,both of which are in the greater Michiana area. The Indiana Toll Road, runs East-West three miles (5 km) South of the village.

[edit] References

Coordinates: 41°47′44″N 86°04′51″W / 41.79556°N 86.08083°W / 41.79556; -86.08083

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