DeForest, Wisconsin Population 2024

10,935

DeForest is a city located in Columbia County and Dane County Wisconsin. DeForest has a 2024 population of 10,935. DeForest is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 0.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,851 in 2020.

The average household income in DeForest is $109,426 with a poverty rate of 9.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in DeForest is 37.2 years, 35.3 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

DeForest Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of DeForest was:

  • White: 83.03%
  • Two or more races: 12.35%
  • Asian: 2.66%
  • Black or African American: 1.58%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
  • Native American: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
8.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,259.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.77% (84)
The current population of DeForest, Wisconsin is 10,935 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,851.

DeForest, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,94083.03%
Two or more races1,33012.35%
Asian2862.66%
Black or African American1701.58%
Other race370.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.03%
Native American10.01%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

DeForest Population by Race

DeForest Population Pyramid 2024

DeForest Median Age

37.2

Total

35.3

Male

38.6

Female

DeForest Adults

There are 7,818 adults, (1,329 of whom are seniors) in DeForest.

DeForest Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

DeForest Sex Ratio

Female5,68352.78%
Male5,08447.22%

DeForest Population by Age

DeForest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1452.5978.521.5
Married2,2153.0390.99.1
Non Family1,1241.261.538.5
Female6123.316832
Male1943.2969.130.9

2.97

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

DeForest Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade90.13%
9th to 12th Grade1592.24%
High School Graduate1,57722.22%
Some College1,43920.28%
Associates Degree1,03114.53%
Bachelors Degree1,99728.14%
Graduate Degree88512.47%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

DeForest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

DeForest Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,4656,3612,634
2+ Races358294161
Hispanic30724796
Asian12212224
Black909048
Other Race17170
Islander333
Native American110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

DeForest Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$58,698$63,866$52,295
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$38,705$56,806$20,625
Some College$55,097$56,687$50,952
Bachelors Degree$64,754$68,537$56,848
Graduate Degree$71,786$103,510$60,903

$58,698

Average Earnings

$63,866

Average Male

$52,295

Average Female

DeForest Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeForest Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

DeForest Language

97.3% of DeForest residents speak only English, while 2.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.47% of the population.

DeForest Language

DeForest Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,8364625.23%
Hispanic85640847.66%
Multiple1,33026820.15%
Asian28617260.14%
Other372054.05%

9.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.42%

Male Poverty Rate

11.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeForest

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeForest is Asian, with 60.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeForest is White, with 5.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.91%.

DeForest Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.9%
High School15.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.3%
Some College1.59%

DeForest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.64%
Male Employed3.38%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

DeForest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeForest Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$97,381$109,426
Families$108,892$118,421
Married Families$122,002$-999,999,999
Non Families$55,435$62,260

mean

median

Income by Household Type

DeForest Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

DeForest Married by Age and Sex

male

female

DeForest 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.

DeForest Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

DeForest Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

391

Number of Veterans

378

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam136
Second Gulf War113
First Gulf War86
Korea10
World War II9

DeForest Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54133
65 to 74108
55 to 6469
75+57
18 to 3424

DeForest Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3635.18%
Asian2414.55%
Hispanic71.76%
2+ Races40.8%

DeForest Veterans by Race

DeForest Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeForest Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.9%

Labor Force Participation

71%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

DeForest Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

DeForest Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

DeForest Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.12%

Born in DeForest

97.3%

Native Born

2.7%

Foreign Born

1.6%

Non Citizen

1.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.3% of DeForest residents were born in the United States, with 74.12% having been born in Wisconsin. 1.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

DeForest Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,040210.19%
202811,019210.19%
202710,998210.19%
202610,977210.19%
202510,956210.19%
202410,935210.19%
202310,914210.19%
202210,893360.33%
202110,85760.06%
202010,8511411.32%
201910,7101581.5%
201810,5521571.51%
201710,3956786.98%
20169,7171511.58%
20159,566720.76%
20149,494991.05%
20139,3951201.29%
20129,2751481.62%
20119,1271381.54%
20108,9891,62122%
20007,3682,48650.92%
19904,8821,51545%
19803,36700%

DeForest Population by Year