Dane County, Wisconsin Population 2021

Dane County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 556,189 with a growth rate of 0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dane County, Wisconsin is the 3rd largest county inWisconsin. The 2010 Population was 489,218 and has seen a growth of 13.69% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021556,1894,7470.86%
2020551,4424,7470.87%
2019546,6954,7470.88%
2018541,9484,4950.84%
2017537,4536,1571.16%
2016531,2968,2961.59%
2015523,0006,7181.30%
2014516,2826,5201.28%
2013509,7626,8601.36%
2012502,9026,8931.39%
2011496,0096,7911.39%
2010489,218122,13333.27%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.86%
County Website
Founded
1839
County Seat
2010 Population
489,218
Growth Since 2010
13.69%
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Dane County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White449,69483.89%
Asian31,8085.93%
Black or African American27,7815.18%
Two or More Races16,8643.15%
Some Other Race7,9391.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7680.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2240.04%
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Dane County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Dane County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid $2021

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Dane County, Wisconsin Median Age

35.1


Total

34


Male

36.1


Female

Dane County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 425,837 adults, (70,979 of whom are seniors) in Dane County, Wisconsin.

Dane County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

51.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Dane County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

269,635

50.30%

Male

266,443

49.70%

Dane County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Dane County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dane County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family35.9%64.1%
Female40.6%59.4%
Male49.6%50.4%
All58.2%41.8%
Married83.4%16.6%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dane County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All222,9292.3458.2
Married100,5633.0283.4
Non Family96,7361.4535.9
Female17,7873.0740.6
Male7,8433.0249.6

2.96

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Dane County, Wisconsin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4491.54%
9th to 12th Grade9,3682.66%
High School Graduate62,74417.79%
Some College59,62816.91%
Associates Degree34,3989.75%
Bachelors Degree107,44030.46%
Graduate Degree73,68320.89%
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Dane County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dane County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White296,370289,048156,669
Asian18,18116,51912,494
Hispanic16,86812,9524,696
Black15,27413,6063,768
2+ Races5,3804,9543,211
Other Race4,7843,4561,039
Native American1,1711,096331
Islander13712737

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.72%.

Dane County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,083$53,427$42,471
Less Than 9th Grade$25,859$29,017$21,271
High School Graduate$35,127$39,762$30,353
Some College$40,409$46,605$36,262
Bachelors Degree$55,510$65,118$48,081
Graduate Degree$67,725$80,458$60,572

$48,083

Average Earnings

$53,427

Average Male

$42,471

Average Female

Dane County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dane County, Wisconsin Language by Age

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Dane County, Wisconsin Language

88.89% of Dane County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 11.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.54% of the population.

Dane County, Wisconsin Language

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White415,99136,0838.67%
Black26,6836,48924.32%
Hispanic33,3256,23118.70%
Asian30,6615,79418.90%
Multiple16,2652,95018.14%
Other7,7051,15915.04%
Native1,74229016.65%
Islander2245223.21%

10.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.30%

Male Poverty Rate

11.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin is Black, with 24.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin is White, with 8.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.18%.

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.00%
High School9.30%
Some College7.75%
Bachelors or Greater3.49%

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed30.53%
Female Unemployed30.40%
Female Employed9.38%
Male Employed6.82%

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dane County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,893$96,542
Families$100,051$121,734
Married Families$112,551$136,821
Non Families$46,293$60,828
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Income by Household Type

Dane County, Wisconsin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dane County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Dane County, Wisconsin Marital Status

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23,162

Number of Veterans

21,198

Male Veterans

1,964

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,264
First Gulf War4,519
Second Gulf War4,464
Korea1,780
World War II1,080

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 746,086
75+5,911
35 to 545,229
55 to 643,865
18 to 342,071

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White21,5805.91%
Black8564.36%
Hispanic5292.46%
Asian2831.11%
2+ Races2383.06%
Other Race1182.16%
Native American755.22%
Islander126.82%

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

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5.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

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72.4%

Labor Force Participation

70.4%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Dane County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

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Dane County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

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Dane County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.03%

Born in Dane County, Wisconsin

91.20%

Native Born

8.80%

Foreign Born

5.23%

Non Citizen

3.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.20% of Dane County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 61.03% having been born in Wisconsin. 5.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dane County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

  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

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