Dane County, Wisconsin Population 2018

Dane County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 536,416 with a growth rate of 3.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dane County, Wisconsin is the 2nd largest county in Wisconsin.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017536,41619,5983.79%
2016516,818-13,439-2.53%
2016530,2578,1831.57%
2015522,0746,1761.20%
2014515,8986,3561.25%
2013509,5426,4071.27%
2012503,1357,0001.41%
2011496,1356,9281.42%
2010489,207122,12233.27%
1990367,08543,54013.46%
1980323,54533,27311.46%
1970290,27268,17730.70%
1960222,09552,73831.14%
1950169,35738,69729.62%
1940130,66017,92315.90%
1930112,73723,30526.06%
192089,43211,99715.49%
191077,4358,00011.52%
190069,4359,85716.54%
189059,5786,34511.92%
188053,2331370.26%
187053,0969,17420.89%
186043,92227,283163.97%
185016,63916,3255199.04%
18403140.00%

Dane County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White434,792
Asian28,645
Black or African American26,699
Two or More Races14,910
Some Other Race10,250
American Indian and Alaska Native1,375
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander147

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Dane County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Dane County, Wisconsin Median Age

34.7


Total

33.6


Male

35.7


Female

Dane County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 407,769 adults, (61,501 of which are seniors) in Dane County, Wisconsin.

Dane County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

49.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Dane County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

260,477

50.40%

Male

256,341

49.60%

Dane County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Dane County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dane County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All58.3%41.7%
Male45.5%54.5%
Female39.7%60.3%
Non Family36%64%

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dane County, Wisconsin Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All213,5192.3558.3
Married97,2333.0383.6
Non Family90,5971.4336
Female17,8543.0539.7
Male7,8353.0945.5

2.96

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dane County, Wisconsin Households

Dane County, Wisconsin Education

Dane County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,4711.92%
9th to 12th Grade9,5182.83%
High School Graduate61,83318.36%
Some College60,49817.96%
Associates Degree33,3919.91%
Bachelors Degree98,51629.25%
Graduate Degree66,63419.78%

Dane County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White287,274279,455145,592
Hispanic15,58911,1423,957
Asian15,58413,64210,353
Black14,00212,3683,033
Other Race5,4703,309648
Multiple Races4,7274,4192,481
Native American921837136
Islander79684

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.28%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 66.43%.

Dane County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,039$47,771$37,234
Less Than High School$20,331$23,291$16,154
High School Grad$31,103$34,683$27,678
Some College$35,796$40,229$32,055
Bachelors Degree$50,597$60,198$42,380
Graduate Degree$62,031$73,322$54,545

$42,039

Average Earnings

$47,771

Average Male

$37,234

Average Female

Dane County, Wisconsin Language

Dane County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Dane County, Wisconsin Language

88.04% of Dane County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 11.96% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.01% of the population.

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White406,07237,1989.16%
Hispanic31,3489,05928.90%
Black25,5268,66133.93%
Asian27,5436,27422.78%
Multiple14,0823,21922.86%
Other10,1802,78127.32%
Native1,29132024.79%
Islander1474731.97%

12.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.75%

Male Poverty Rate

13.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin is Black, with 33.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin is White, with 9.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.75%.

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.89%
High School10.38%
Some College8.36%
Bachelors or Greater3.62%

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.44%
Male Unemployed31.50%
Female Employed9.90%
Male Employed7.74%

Dane County, Wisconsin Income

Dane County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,773$85,259
Families$87,373$107,840
Married Families$100,043$122,346
Non Families$40,543$52,527

Dane County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Dane County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Dane County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

Dane County, Wisconsin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Dane County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

24,654

Number of Veterans

22,618

Male Veterans

2,036

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam9,249
First Gulf War4,377
Second Gulf War3,585
Korea2,391
World War II1,718

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 746,304
75+5,816
35 to 545,617
55 to 644,982
18 to 341,935

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White23,1996.59%
Black9015.03%
Hispanic4462.24%
Asian1830.83%
Indian13212.13%
2 or More1231.69%
Other831.21%
Hawaiian3323.57%

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

5.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dane County, Wisconsin Employment Status

Dane County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

72.9%

Labor Force Participation

69.7%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Dane County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

Dane County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Dane County, Wisconsin

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Madison233084252551194678.35%
Sun Prairie2953732820328311.11%
Fitchburg2516328875371214.75%
Middleton175581910915518.83%
Waunakee1209913607150812.46%
Stoughton12658131344763.76%
Verona1068712969228221.35%
Oregon93181026494610.15%
DeForest894296907488.37%
McFarland780583205156.60%
Monona756781796128.09%
Mount Horeb712874623344.69%
Cottage Grove6357699663910.05%
Windsor634067854457.02%
Edgerton 541855521342.47%
Cross Plains3652414849613.58%
Marshall38603938782.02%
Deerfield231125242139.22%
Belleville 23822430482.02%
Shorewood Hills1570203846829.81%
Mazomanie16421699573.47%
Cambridge 14511509584.00%
Brooklyn 14031450473.35%
Black Earth13401415755.60%
Maple Bluff13171339221.67%
Dane997112512812.84%
Blue Mounds8579519410.97%
Rockdale21422173.27%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990