Cottage Grove, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Cottage Grove had a population of 6,953 as of July 1, 2018. Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove is located at latitude 43.0914 and longitude -89.2022 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cottage Grove (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 1583018) 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, 2018)


Total Population 6,953
Population in Households 6,953
Population in Familes 5,993
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,801
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $88,291
Average Household Income $100,062
Per Capita Income $36,198


Total Housing Units 2,545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,909 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 588 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 1.9%)
Median Home Value $265,103
Average Home Value $272,042


Total Households 2,497
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,885
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.43% 1.52%
Households 1.51% 1.55%
Families 1.82% 1.48%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Cottage Grove, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottage Grove to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 124 84th
Population Density # 89 89th
Diversity Index # 201 74th
Median Household Income # 35 96th
Per Capita Income # 101 87th

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