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Stoughton, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Stoughton had a population of 13,195 as of July 1, 2017. Stoughton 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 Stoughton is located at latitude 42.9236 and longitude -89.2203 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stoughton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 876 feet.

The City of Stoughton (GNIS ID: 1584233) 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 Stoughton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 13,195
Daytime Population: Workers 5,983
Daytime Population: Residents 6,116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,099
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 12,948
Population in Familes 10,278
Population in Group Qrtrs 247
Population Density2 2,448
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $60,557
Average Household Income $71,338
Per Capita Income $29,781


Total Housing Units 5,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,499 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,940 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 257 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $206,262
Average Home Value $213,914


Total Households 5,439
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 3,487
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 0.66% 0.89%
Households 0.83% 1.0%
Families 0.83% 0.9%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Stoughton, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stoughton 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 # 66 92nd
Population Density # 31 96th
Diversity Index # 346 56th
Median Household Income # 231 70th
Per Capita Income # 251 68th

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