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People

Total Population 1,396
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 733
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,167
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.5%
Median Gross Rent $689
Median House Value $178,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 19.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Black Earth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles W of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Dane
Metro Area Madison
Standard Zip Codes 53515
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.137
Longitude -89.746

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Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PRAIRIE DU SAC 2 N
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31 inches
Station CHARMANY FARM
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station DODGEVILLE
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arena 820 $62,614
Barneveld 1,276 $88,594
Blue Mounds 829 $74,659
Cross Plains 3,834 $86,622
Mazomanie 1,716 $65,962
Mount Horeb 7,349 $80,372

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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