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Cross Plains, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Cross Plains had a population of 3,386 as of July 1, 2016. Cross Plains 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 Cross Plains is located at latitude 43.1146 and longitude -89.648 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cross Plains (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 863 feet.

The Village of Cross Plains (GNIS ID: 1583029) 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 Cross Plains 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 Cross Plains: Baerville, Christina, Crossplains, Foxville.

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Cross Plains, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,386
Population in Households 3,386
Population in Familes 2,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,012
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,312
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 935
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 935 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 377 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $263,010
Average Home Value $301,015


Median Household Income $75,506
Average Household Income $86,820
Per Capita Income $34,200
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.73%
Households 0.5% 0.8%
Families 0.33% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.

Cross Plains, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cross Plains 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 # 190 76th
Population Density1 # 68 91st
Diversity Index2 # 579 26th
Median Household Income # 59 93rd
Per Capita Income # 84 89th

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