Dane, Wisconsin

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Dane, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Dane People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 11% Dane Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Dane Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Dane Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Dane Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Dane, Wisconsin

Comparing Dane 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Racial Diversity 7 9
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 7
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Dane Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NW of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Dane
Metro Area Madison
Standard Zip Codes 53529
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.25
Longitude -89.501

Dane Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 12.8 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 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 57 F
Jul Temp 55 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.7 inches
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Dane Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 799 100%
Male 404 50.6%
Female 395 49.4%
Under 18 252 31.5%
18+ 547 68.5%
65+ 51 6.4%
Median Age 31
Average Family Size 3.31
White 758 94.9%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 19 2.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 14 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.9%

Estimated Dane Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 896
Growth 97
Growth % 12.1%

Dane 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 59.7%
Norwegian 13.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Irish 4.3%
English 4%
US/American 3.3%
Polish 2.2%
Czech 2.1%
Italian 1.9%
Swiss 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
African 0.6%
Lebanese 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Syrian 0.3%
U.S. Virgin Islander 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
European 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dane 799 $56,250
Arlington 484 $55,227
Lodi 2,882 $57,763
Merrimac 416 $42,656
Middleton 15,770 $71,514
Poynette 2,266 $53,804
Waunakee 8,995 $67,894
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