Black Earth, Wisconsin

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Black Earth, Wisconsin

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High Points

Black Earth strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Black Earth Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Black Earth People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Black Earth Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Black Earth Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Black Earth Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Black Earth College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Black Earth, Wisconsin

Comparing Black Earth to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Age of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 7
Senior Citizens 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Short Commute Times 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3

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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

Black Earth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Black Earth Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,320 100%
Male 641 48.6%
Female 679 51.4%
Under 18 342 25.9%
18+ 978 74.1%
65+ 201 15.2%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,280 97%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 9 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 23 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.2%

Estimated Black Earth Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,283
Growth -37
Growth % -2.8%

Black Earth Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42.9%
Norwegian 19.2%
Irish 8.1%
US/American 6.4%
English 6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Polish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Italian 1.5%
Swiss 1.4%
French Canadian 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
European 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Black Earth 1,320 $58,421
Arena 685 $49,375
Barneveld 1,088 $58,393
Blue Mounds 708 $52,895
Cross Plains 3,084 $62,500
Mazomanie 1,485 $56,442
Mount Horeb 5,860 $63,234
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