Dane County WI Information


Dane County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 530,055
Daytime Population: Workers 337,346
Daytime Population: Residents 230,391
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 567,737
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 517,194
Population in Familes 370,565
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,861
Population Density2 443
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $66,263
Average Household Income $87,097
Per Capita Income $36,901


Total Housing Units 234,818 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125,765 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 97,313 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,740 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $247,084
Average Home Value $295,210


Total Households 223,078
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 126,443
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 1.14% 1.21%
Households 1.26% 1.29%
Families 1.11% 1.2%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.71%


Dane County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dane County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents 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 # 2 99th
Population Density # 6 93rd
Diversity Index # 5 94th
Median Household Income # 6 93rd
Per Capita Income # 3 97th

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