De Forest, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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De Forest, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of DeForest had a population of 9,879 as of July 1, 2017. De Forest 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 De Forest is located at latitude 43.2347 and longitude -89.3428 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the Village of DeForest (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The Village of DeForest (GNIS ID: 1583064) 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 De Forest 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 De Forest: Deforest.

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De Forest, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,879
Daytime Population: Workers 4,407
Daytime Population: Residents 4,231
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,638
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 9,879
Population in Familes 8,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,323
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $76,397
Average Household Income $87,725
Per Capita Income $33,581


Total Housing Units 3,865 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,671 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,116 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $216,280
Average Home Value $234,790


Total Households 3,786
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 2,746
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 1.39% 1.14%
Households 1.49% 1.23%
Families 1.61% 1.16%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

De Forest, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Forest 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 # 88 89th
Population Density # 150 81st
Diversity Index # 195 75th
Median Household Income # 68 91st
Per Capita Income # 121 84th

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