Edgewood is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 8,575 at the 2010 census, down from 9,400 at the 2000 census. It was named for an early homestead in Walker Estates.
Edgewood was incorporated by act of the state assembly on November 15, 1948. In 1968, it merged with two nearby cities – Summit Hills Heights (inc. 1962) and Pius Heights (inc. 1965). The new city government began operation on January 1, 1969.
Edgewood is located in north-central Kenton County at 39°0′19″N 84°33′57″W (39.005153, -84.565780). It is bordered to the north by Crestview Hills, to the northeast by Fort Wright, to the east by Covington, and to the south and west by Erlanger. The Dixie Highway (here bearing U.S. Routes 25, 42, and 127) runs through the northwest end of the city, leading northeast 6 miles (10 km) to the center of Covington and southwest 3 miles (5 km) to Florence. Interstate 275, the beltway around Cincinnati, passes just north of the Edgewood city limits, with access from Exit 83 (the Dixie Highway).
According to the United States Census Bureau, Edgewood has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.65%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,400 people, 3,099 households, and 2,693 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,250.8 people per square mile (868.3/km2).