Dane County WI Information


Dane County Subdivisions

Dane County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 515,225
Population in Households 502,368
Population in Familes 361,501
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,857
Population Density1 430
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 217,593
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 123,723
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 229,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125,166 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 92,427 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,008 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $242,804
Average Home Value $290,599


Median Household Income $62,606
Average Household Income $82,961
Per Capita Income $35,289
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 1.11%
Households 1.06% 1.25%
Families 0.93% 1.18%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Dane County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dane County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 6 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 6 93rd
Median Household Income # 6 93rd
Per Capita Income # 3 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.