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Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida

Edgewater, Florida
City of Edgewater
Official logo of Edgewater, Florida
Nickname(s): "The Hospitality City"
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
Country United States
State Florida
County Volusia
Incorporated 1951
Founded by John Milton Hawks
 • Type Council–Manager
 • Mayor Michael Ignasiak
 • City manager Tracey Barlow
 • Total 22.6 sq mi (59 km2)
 • Land 22.2 sq mi (57 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 20,750
 • Density 934.0/sq mi (360.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 32132
Area code(s) 386

Edgewater is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, situated along the Indian River, adjacent to the Mosquito Lagoon. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 20,750. It is a part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL metropolitan statistical area, which was home to 590,289 people in 2010.

A settlement in the area was established by John Milton Hawks. It was named Hawks Park until 1924 when the Florida Legislature renamed it.[2]


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • City officials 3
    • Elected 3.1
    • Appointed 3.2
  • Economy 4
  • Shopping 5
  • Notable people 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Edgewater is located at .[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.6 square miles (58.5 km2), with 22.2 square miles (57.5 km2) (98.25%) of land, and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2) (1.65%) of water.[4] It runs parallel to the Indian River and is largely influenced by the water, which generates tourism, the main contributor to the city's economy.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 20,750 people, 8,786 households, and 5,849 families residing in the city. The population density was 934.0 inhabitants per square mile (354.50/km²). There were 9,929 total housing units at an average density of 447 per square mile (318.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 2.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 8,786 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 20 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.7 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,750, and the median income for a family was $35,852. Males had a median income of $27,453 versus $21,999 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,017. About 6.4% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

City officials


  • Michael Ignasiak, Mayor
  • Christine Power, Councilperson, District 1
  • Gigi Bennington, Councilperson, District 2
  • Daniel Blazi, Councilperson, District 3
  • Gary Conroy, Councilperson, District 4


  • Tracey T. Barlow, City Manager
  • Bonnie Wenzel, City Clerk


Local businesses include those in the paint, building, boat, garment and honey industries.

Recent studies show a workforce with 10 percent underemployed. The city is within an hour's drive of seven colleges and universities and an Advanced Technology Center. The education, health care and government sectors are the area's largest employers.

Among the businesses that call Edgewater home are:

  • Accurate Fiberglass (boats)
  • Coastal Marine Archaeology
  • Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products (boats)
  • Captain Foods Inc (Private Label Sauces & Seasonings - Wholesale, Ad Specialty)
  • The Kuku Owl (Gifts)
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Edgewater Powerboats (boats)
  • Floortime Carpet & Tile (flooring)
  • J&J Enterprises (realty & investments)
  • Loveland Groves (citrus)
  • Porta Products Corporation (marine products)
  • R.J. Dougherty Associates (boats)
  • Sunrise Beverage Service (regional office coffee service)
  • Tiffany Leonard & Co. (Home & Garden Products - Wholesale, Ad Specialty)
  • Tropical Blossom (honey)


  • Edgewater Plaza Shopping Center
  • Florida Shores Shopping Center
  • Pelican Plaza

Notable people


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ Edgewater Volusia County website
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Edgewater city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • City of Edgewater official website
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