Dane County, Wisconsin Population 2019

Dane County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 536,780 with a growth rate of 1.11% 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
2018542,3645,5841.04%
2017536,7805,8951.11%
2016530,8858,0381.54%
2015522,8476,5091.26%
2014516,3386,5461.28%
2013509,7926,9011.37%
2012502,8916,9431.40%
2011495,9486,7481.38%
2010489,200122,11533.27%
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%

How Many People Live in Dane County, Wisconsin?

536,780

Population by Race

Race Population
White438,930
Asian29,588
Black or African American26,715
Two or More Races15,690
Some Other Race10,296
American Indian and Alaska Native1,420
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander198

Dane County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2019

Dane County, Wisconsin Median Age

34.8


Total

33.7


Male

35.8


Female

Dane County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 413,209 adults, (64,411 of whom are seniors) in Dane County, Wisconsin.

Dane County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

49.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Dane County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

263,151

50.33%

Male

259,686

49.67%

Dane County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Dane County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dane County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.4%16.6%
All58.3%41.7%
Male46.5%53.5%
Female40.9%59.1%
Non Family35.9%64.1%

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All216,9302.3558.3
Married98,4273.0283.4
Non Family92,5791.4335.9
Female17,7113.0640.9
Male8,2133.0546.5

2.95

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dane County, Wisconsin Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,6511.66%
9th to 12th Grade9,4942.78%
High School Graduate61,22517.94%
Some College60,13417.62%
Associates Degree34,11810.00%
Bachelors Degree102,06129.91%
Graduate Degree68,51320.08%

Dane County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White289,450281,907149,235
Asian16,27814,59510,984
Hispanic16,09711,8124,138
Black14,07312,6363,401
Other Race5,8253,887950
Multiple Races5,1724,8892,856
Native American913800162
Islander1311213

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.48%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,031$50,298$39,086
Less Than High School$21,816$24,393$17,412
High School Grad$32,120$36,723$27,905
Some College$36,894$41,725$33,399
Bachelors Degree$51,864$61,691$43,957
Graduate Degree$64,194$75,709$57,083

$44,031

Average Earnings

$50,298

Average Male

$39,086

Average Female

Dane County, Wisconsin Language

Dane County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Dane County, Wisconsin Language

88.07% of Dane County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 11.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.00% of the population.

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White408,79237,4219.15%
Hispanic32,3158,85927.41%
Black25,5838,11931.74%
Asian28,4415,88920.71%
Multiple14,9913,33922.27%
Other10,1292,33723.07%
Native1,34432223.96%
Islander1985025.25%

12.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.66%

Male Poverty Rate

13.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin is Black, with 31.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin is White, with 9.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.84%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.11%
High School10.33%
Some College8.15%
Bachelors or Greater3.96%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.86%
Male Unemployed32.20%
Female Employed9.84%
Male Employed7.54%

Dane County, Wisconsin Income

Dane County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$67,631$88,764
Families$91,169$112,027
Married Families$103,778$126,635
Non Families$42,149$54,950

Dane County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Dane County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dane County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans

23,457

Number of Veterans

21,557

Male Veterans

1,900

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,757
First Gulf War4,476
Second Gulf War3,922
Korea2,159
World War II1,363

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White21,9976.18%
Black8654.75%
Hispanic4422.15%
Asian1910.83%
2 or More1842.44%
Other1011.45%
Indian938.19%
Hawaiian2613.47%

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

5.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dane County, Wisconsin Employment Status

72.7%

Labor Force Participation

69.9%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Dane County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.63%

Born in Wisconsin

91.45%

Native Born

8.55%

Foreign Born

5.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.45% of Dane County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 61.63% having been born in Wisconsin. 5.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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%
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