The City of Edgewater is a Home Rule Municipality located in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Edgewater is located immediately west of Denver, in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population is 5,170. Edgewater is surrounded by Denver to the east, Lakewood to the south and west, and Wheat Ridge to the north.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km), all of it land. Sloan’s Lake, a body of water that sits within the western edge of the city limits of Denver, is just to the east of Edgewater.
As of the April 2010 census, there were 5,170 people, 2,698 households, and 1,329 families in the city. The population density was 7,630.4 inhabitants per square mile (2,961.0/km²). There were 2,424 housing units at an average density of 3,396.9 per square mile (1,318.2/km²). In the city, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 39.5% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $42,072, and the median income for a family was $42,815. The per capita income for the city was $22,696. About 17.5% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.2% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.
The racial breakdown according to the April 2010 census:
Approximately 10.7% of the population that actually resides in Edgewater are not United States citizens. 14.3% of the population are foreign born United States citizens. The median house or condo value in 2009 was $199,114 and the median rent in 2009 was $702. An estimated 26.9% of the population over age 5 speak only Spanish at home. An estimated 48.9% of the housing are rentals, while 51.1% are owner occupied housing.