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Edgemont, New York
Edgemont is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) (CDP) located in the unincorporated portion of the town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York. The population was 8,648 at the 2000 census.
According to the New York Times: Occupying a hilly pocket between the Sprain Brook Parkway to the west and the Bronx River Parkway to the east, Edgemont's Tudor and classic colonials (a few dating back to the 18th century) are about 22 miles (35 km) from Midtown Manhattan, making it an appealing choice for commuters.
Edgemont is essentially conterminous with both the Greenville Fire District and the Edgemont Union Free School District.
Edgemont was originally a development designed by different architects for summer homes for Manhattanites. With its antique colonial homes, outstanding schools, Manhattan is now only a 25 minute commute via Metro-North, it is a very attractive option for ex-Manhattinites. Metro North trains are easily accessible via the Scarsdale train station, and they take 25-46 mins to Grand Central Terminal.
Edgemont is located at 40°59′56″N 73°49′13″W (40.998977, -73.820147), in the southeast corner of the Town of Greenburgh.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²) of it is land and 0.34% is water.
Edgemont is bordered to the east by the Bronx River (which separates it from Scarsdale Village), to the south by Yonkers, to the west by Ardsley, and to the north by the rest of unincorporated Greenburgh.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,648 people, 3,368 households, and 2,377 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,964.1 per square mile (1,143.5/km²). There were 3,490 housing units at an average density of 1,196.2/sq mi (461.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.71% White, 2.41% African American, 0.07% Native American, 19.75% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.22% of the population.
There were 3,368 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $93,421, and the median income for a family was $133,108. Males had a median income of $89,226 versus $50,155 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $61,785. About 1.2% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.