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De Forest, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of DeForest had a population of 9,304 as of July 1, 2016. De Forest ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for De Forest is located at latitude 43.2347 and longitude -89.3428 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the Village of DeForest (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The Village of DeForest (GNIS ID: 1583064) 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 De Forest 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 De Forest: Deforest.

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De Forest, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,304
Population in Households 9,304
Population in Familes 7,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,246
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 3,595
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,622
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,578 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,017 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $211,645
Average Home Value $230,390


Median Household Income $75,104
Average Household Income $85,376
Per Capita Income $32,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 1.04%
Households 0.9% 1.19%
Families 1.12% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

De Forest, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Forest 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 # 96 88th
Population Density1 # 171 78th
Diversity Index2 # 193 75th
Median Household Income # 61 92nd
Per Capita Income # 105 87th

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