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McFarland, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of McFarland had a population of 8,365 as of July 1, 2017. McFarland 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 McFarland is located at latitude 43.019 and longitude -89.2906 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the Village of McFarland (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The Village of McFarland (GNIS ID: 1583619) 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 McFarland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McFarland: Macfarland.

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McFarland, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,365
Daytime Population: Workers 2,614
Daytime Population: Residents 3,666
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,280
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 8,364
Population in Familes 6,966
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 2,427
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $80,687
Average Household Income $101,687
Per Capita Income $40,120


Total Housing Units 3,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,360 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 944 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $250,967
Average Home Value $282,663


Total Households 3,304
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 2,361
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.96% 1.0%
Households 0.99% 1.05%
Families 0.97% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

McFarland, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McFarland to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 102 87th
Population Density # 34 96th
Diversity Index # 231 70th
Median Household Income # 47 94th
Per Capita Income # 49 94th

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