About This Place
Edgerton is a city in Dane and Rock Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 4,933 at the 2000 census. Known locally as "Tobacco City U.S.A.," because of the importance of tobacco growing in the region, Edgerton continues to be a center for the declining tobacco industry in the area.
Edgerton is located at 42°50′10″N 89°4′23″W / 42.83611°N 89.07306°W / 42.83611; -89.07306 (42.836108, -89.072919). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²). None of the area is covered with water, except for Saunders Creek, although the city is within a five-minute drive of Lake Koshkonong.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,933 people, 58 households, and 1,268 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,343.8 people per square mile (519.0/km²). There were 2,084 housing units at an average density of 567.7 per square mile (219.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.55% White, 0.20% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.81% of the population.