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Overview

Introduction to McFarland, Wisconsin

McFarland, Wisconsin, in Dane county, is 7 miles SE of Madison, Wisconsin and 70 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village is included in the Madison metropolitan area.

McFarland History

McFarland was founded by William H. McFarland in 1856. Harvesting winter ice and fish were the early industries of the village. A small resort industry also developed in McFarland. It became a bedroom community for the City of Madison after World War II.

McFarland and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Kegonsa State Park
  • Little A-Merrick- Amusement Park
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens & Topical Conservatory
  • State Historical Museum of Wisconsin

Things To Do In McFarland

Local parks include Lewis Park, Marsh Woods Park, Babcock Park and Indian Mound Park. The La Follette County Park, Viking County Park and the Lake Kegonsa State Park are accessible from McFarland as well. Local museums include the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Chazen Museum of Art, the State Historical Museum of Wisconsin and the Madison Children's Museum.

McFarland Transportation

Dane County Regional Airport is nearby.

McFarland Higher Education

The Madison Area Technical College, Rock Valley College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are all in the area.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Mcfarland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Dane
Metro Area Madison
Standard Zip Codes 53558
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.012
Longitude -89.289

Mcfarland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station ARBORETUM UNIV WIS
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 27 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station MADISON DANE CO AP
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station CHARMANY FARM
Distance 10.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cottage Grove 6,639 $98,309
Madison 243,122 $78,580
Maple Bluff 1,478 $172,188
Monona 7,835 $85,430
Oregon 9,769 $87,824
Stoughton 12,976 $74,760

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

Mcfarland Public Libraries

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Mcfarland Public Library
5114 FARWELL ST.
Mcfarland, Wisconsin
(608) 838-4590
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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