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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Cottage Grove had a population of 6,739 as of July 1, 2016. Cottage Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cottage Grove is located at latitude 43.0914 and longitude -89.2022 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cottage Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 883 feet.

The Village of Cottage Grove (GNIS ID: 1583018) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottage Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottage Grove: Cottagegrove.

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Cottage Grove, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,739
Population in Households 6,739
Population in Familes 5,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,746
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 2,436
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 1,843
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,835 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 601 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $255,433
Average Home Value $260,313


Median Household Income $82,961
Average Household Income $91,513
Per Capita Income $33,321
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 1.44%
Households 1.59% 1.58%
Families 2.03% 1.53%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Cottage Grove, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottage Grove to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 125 84th
Population Density1 # 91 88th
Diversity Index2 # 201 74th
Median Household Income # 28 97th
Per Capita Income # 96 88th

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