Dane County, Wisconsin Population 2020

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

Dane County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White443,34783.68%
Asian31,1695.88%
Black or African American27,3345.16%
Two or More Races16,8313.18%
Some Other Race9,4291.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,5550.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1780.03%

Dane County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2020

Dane County, Wisconsin Median Age

34.9


Total

33.8


Male

35.9


Female

Dane County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 419,781 adults, (67,689 of whom are seniors) in Dane County, Wisconsin.

Dane County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

50.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Dane County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

266,521

50.30%

Male

263,322

49.70%

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%17%
All58%42%
Male46.9%53.1%
Female40.2%59.8%
Non Family35.6%64.4%

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All219,4902.3558
Married99,8473.0283
Non Family93,8581.4435.6
Female17,8003.140.2
Male7,9853.0546.9

2.96

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dane County, Wisconsin Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7491.66%
9th to 12th Grade9,3582.70%
High School Graduate62,02317.88%
Some College59,61917.19%
Associates Degree34,1119.83%
Bachelors Degree105,53330.42%
Graduate Degree70,51120.33%

Dane County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White292,893285,192153,277
Asian17,27815,57811,848
Hispanic16,37312,4604,356
Black14,59613,0303,253
Multiple Races5,5345,0733,097
Other Race5,2093,534843
Native American1,054984325
Islander989011

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.37%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,181$52,008$40,800
Less Than High School$24,749$27,129$19,493
High School Grad$33,246$37,758$28,850
Some College$38,642$44,125$34,768
Bachelors Degree$54,019$64,171$46,046
Graduate Degree$65,348$77,969$59,471

$46,181

Average Earnings

$52,008

Average Male

$40,800

Average Female

Dane County, Wisconsin Language

Dane County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Dane County, Wisconsin Language

88.33% of Dane County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 11.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.87% of the population.

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty

Dane County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White412,46537,5579.11%
Hispanic32,5567,74723.80%
Black26,1997,47028.51%
Asian30,0646,28320.90%
Multiple16,1363,25120.15%
Other9,2631,95021.05%
Native1,52722014.41%
Islander1783821.35%

11.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.31%

Male Poverty Rate

12.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin is Black, with 28.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dane County, Wisconsin is White, with 9.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.31%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.33%
High School10.05%
Some College8.03%
Bachelors or Greater3.77%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.81%
Male Unemployed29.14%
Female Employed9.95%
Male Employed7.41%

Dane County, Wisconsin Income

Dane County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,541$92,547
Families$94,813$116,197
Married Families$107,163$130,759
Non Families$44,195$58,134

Dane County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Dane County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

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

23,285

Number of Veterans

21,422

Male Veterans

1,863

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,569
First Gulf War4,628
Second Gulf War4,286
Korea1,937
World War II1,210
Name Veterans % of Total
White21,7476.04%
Black8374.46%
Hispanic5032.42%
Asian2621.07%
2 or More2302.84%
Indian1018.00%
Other971.55%
Hawaiian117.43%

$Dane County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

5.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dane County, Wisconsin Employment Status

72.4%

Labor Force Participation

70%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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

61.30%

Born in Wisconsin

91.38%

Native Born

8.62%

Foreign Born

5.14%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.38% of Dane County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 61.30% having been born in Wisconsin. 5.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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