Introduction to Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, in Dane county, is 17 miles W of Madison, Wisconsin and 92 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Part of the surrounding Madison metro area, Mount Horeb is home to some 5,860 residents.

Mount Horeb History

Mount Horeb was named by Englishman George Wright. He chose the name "Mount Horeb" because of the topography of the area. The original name of the area was "Corners."

Mount Horeb and nearby Attractions

  • Yellowstone Lake State Park
  • Mount Horeb Mustard Museum
  • Tower Hill State Park
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Governor Dodge State Park
  • Chazen Museum of Art

Things To Do In Mount Horeb

The Blue Mound State Park, Mazomanie Beach and the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum are some popular local destinations. Local museum include the State Historical Museum of Wisconsin, Little Norway, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Madison’s Children’s Museum. Brigham Park, Yellowstone Lake State Park, Indian Lake County Park and Blue Mounds State Park are some of the local parks, while the Mount Horeb Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Saint Ignatius Catholic Church are the local houses of worship.

Mount Horeb Transportation

Dane County Regional Airport is located nearby.

Mount Horeb Higher Education

The Madison Area Technical College, the University of Wisconsin and Kishwaukee College are accessible from Mount Horeb.


Total Population 7,349
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 10.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,826
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 56%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.6%
Median Earnings25+ $41,468
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,405


Median Family Income $80,372
% Above Poverty Level 95%
% Below Poverty Level 5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $859
Median House Value $230,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 14.9%

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

Mount Horeb Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles W of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Dane
Metro Area Madison
Standard Zip Codes 53572
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.008
Longitude -89.738

Mount Horeb Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 13.5 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
Distance 19.2 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
Distance 21.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barneveld 1,276 $88,594
Black Earth 1,396 $68,167
Blue Mounds 829 $74,659
Cross Plains 3,834 $86,622
Mazomanie 1,716 $65,962

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

Mount Horeb Public Libraries

Mount Horeb Public Library
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
(608) 437-5021
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Mount Horeb High Schools

305 S 8TH ST
Serves 609 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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