Dane County WI Information


Dane County Subdivisions

Dane County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 543,128
Population in Households 530,389
Population in Familes 376,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,739
Population Density1 454
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $69,718
Average Household Income $91,390
Per Capita Income $38,683


Total Housing Units 240,630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132,247 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 96,231 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,152 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $256,364
Average Home Value $303,033


Total Households 228,478
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 128,940
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 1.3% 1.4%
Households 1.4% 1.47%
Families 1.21% 1.35%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.31%


Dane County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dane County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents 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 # 2 99th
Population Density # 6 93rd
Diversity Index # 6 93rd
Median Household Income # 7 92nd
Per Capita Income # 3 97th

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