Edgerton, Wisconsin

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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. [1]



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).[3] 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[2] of 2000, there were 4,933 people, 1,958 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/sq mi (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.

There were 1,958 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.06.

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