Cottage Grove, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Cottage Grove Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Cottage Grove Content

Also See: Cottage Grove, WI ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Cottage Grove, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Cottage Grove had a population of 6,921 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove: Cottagegrove.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


Village of Cottage Grove, WI Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | WI Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Dane County | Wisconsin Counties

Search the map for:

Cottage Grove, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,921
Daytime Population: Workers 2,077
Daytime Population: Residents 2,864
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,941
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 6,921
Population in Familes 5,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,793
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $82,290
Average Household Income $92,693
Per Capita Income $33,604


Total Housing Units 2,549 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,848 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 641 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $257,781
Average Home Value $263,820


Total Households 2,489
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,879
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 1.56% 1.51%
Households 1.67% 1.57%
Families 2.02% 1.51%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 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 # 124 84th
Population Density # 91 88th
Diversity Index # 203 74th
Median Household Income # 41 95th
Per Capita Income # 120 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.

Wisconsin Research Tools

Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Wisconsin Census Data
Highest or Lowest: