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The Village of Cottage Grove had a population of 7,494 as of July 1, 2022. Cottage Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Cottage Grove is located at latitude 43.0761 and longitude -89.1996 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cottage Grove encompass a land area of 3.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 883 feet.

The Village of Cottage Grove 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottage Grove: Cottagegrove.

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Cottage Grove, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 7,494 (100%)
Population in Households 7,494 (100.0%)
Population in Families 6,465 (86.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,598
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $105,553
Average Household Income $133,221
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $49,156
Wealth Index5 137


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,253 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 500 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $324,446
Average Home Value $346,616
Housing Affordability Index3 146


Total Households 2,753
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 2,044
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.15% 0.42%
Households 1.32% 0.51%
Families   0.46%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   3.06%
Owner Occupied HU   0.77%

Cottage Grove, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottage Grove to the other 806 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 126 84th
Population Density # 103 87th
Median Household Income # 41 95th
Housing Affordability Index # 384 48th
Per Capita Income # 72 91st
Diversity Index # 197 76th

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