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McFarland, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of McFarland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dane County at latitude 43.019 and longitude -89.2906. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of McFarland, but most people and references simply refer to it as McFarland, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for McFarland indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McFarland: Macfarland.

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McFarland, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,855
Population in Households 7,854
Population in Familes 6,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 2,214
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 3,121
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 2,234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,255 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,265 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 857 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $246,213
Average Home Value $276,060


Median Household Income $80,640
Average Household Income $95,715
Per Capita Income $37,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.14% 0.61%
Households 0.32% 0.67%
Families 0.35% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 107 86th
Population Density1 # 48 94th
Diversity Index2 # 248 68th
Median Household Income # 41 95th
Per Capita Income # 43 95th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.