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Black Earth, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Black Earth had a population of 1,447 as of July 1, 2017. Black Earth ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Black Earth is located at latitude 43.1346 and longitude -89.7474 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Black Earth (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 820 feet.

The Village of Black Earth (GNIS ID: 1582820) 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 Black Earth 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 Black Earth: Farmersville, Ray.

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


Total Population 1,447
Daytime Population: Workers 345
Daytime Population: Residents 646
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 991
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,417
Population in Familes 1,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 1,718
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $69,395
Average Household Income $79,382
Per Capita Income $34,109


Total Housing Units 632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 432 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $198,188
Average Home Value $237,211


Total Households 612
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 377
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 1.11% 1.28%
Households 1.28% 1.43%
Families 1.23% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Black Earth, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Earth 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 # 321 59th
Population Density # 94 88th
Diversity Index # 579 25th
Median Household Income # 111 86th
Per Capita Income # 109 86th

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