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Stoughton, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Stoughton had a population of 12,905 as of July 1, 2016. Stoughton 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 Stoughton is located at latitude 42.9236 and longitude -89.2203 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stoughton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 876 feet.

The City of Stoughton (GNIS ID: 1584233) 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 Stoughton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 12,905
Population in Households 12,658
Population in Familes 10,083
Population in Group Qrtrs 247
Population Density1 2,395
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 5,346
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,436
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,499 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,848 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $200,998
Average Home Value $208,069


Median Household Income $59,170
Average Household Income $69,169
Per Capita Income $29,033
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.79%
Households 0.69% 0.97%
Families 0.72% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

Stoughton, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stoughton 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 # 66 92nd
Population Density1 # 33 96th
Diversity Index2 # 350 55th
Median Household Income # 193 75th
Per Capita Income # 222 71st

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