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McFarland, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of McFarland had a population of 8,028 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McFarland: Macfarland.

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


Total Population 8,028
Population in Households 8,027
Population in Familes 6,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 2,329
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 3,202
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 2,293
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,317 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 885 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $247,859
Average Home Value $278,874


Median Household Income $75,647
Average Household Income $96,090
Per Capita Income $38,235
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.86%
Households 0.64% 0.95%
Families 0.66% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.

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, 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 # 104 87th
Population Density1 # 41 95th
Diversity Index2 # 247 68th
Median Household Income # 58 93rd
Per Capita Income # 44 94th

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