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Overview

Introduction to Middleton, Wisconsin

Middleton, Wisconsin, in Dane county, is 5 miles W of Madison, Wisconsin and 80 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is considered part of the Madison metropolitan area.

Middleton History

Middleton was originally inhabited by the Algonquin and Winnebago Native Americans. French explorers were the first Europeans in the area, which was first surveyed in 1834. Orson Cook was the first permanent settler in the region. The city was named after Middleton, Vermont. It was incorporated on March 11, 1848.

Middleton and nearby Attractions

  • Mid - Town Shopping Center
  • Indian Lake County Park
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Badger Prairie County Park
  • Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Little A-Merrick- Amusement Park

Things To Do In Middleton

The Indian Lake County Park, the Badger Prairie County Park, the Yahara Heights County Park and the Governor Nelson State Park are all accessible from Middleton. The Chazen Museum of Art, the State Historical Museum of Wisconsin, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Madison Children's Museum are nearby as well. Local parks include the Lakeview Community Park, the Strickers Pond Park, Baskerville Park and Orchid Heights Park. Middleton hosts the Good Neighbor Festival every August.

Middleton Transportation

Dane County Regional Airport is nearby.

Middleton Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin and the Madison Area Technical College are in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,951
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+10,695
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.3%
Median Earnings25+$45,665
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,428
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,567

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,968
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.5%
Median Gross Rent$960
Median House Value$309,900

Ancestry

German38%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.2%
Irish14.6%
English9.9%
Norwegian9.7%
Polish5.6%
Italian3.8%
French Except Basque3%
Swedish2.6%
Scottish2.1%
African2%
Dutch2%
Swiss1.8%
Czech1.4%
Danishn1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Arab1.2%
Lebanese1.2%
Russian1%
Finnish0.8%
Kenyan0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Bulgarian0.6%
Senegalese0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Luxemburger0.3%
Croatian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ugandan0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Middleton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dane County
Standard Zip Codes53562
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.1
Approximate Longitude-89.5

Middleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHARMANY FARM
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp6 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationMADISON DANE CO AP
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.9 inches
StationARLINGTON UNIV FARM
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp8 to 23 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cross Plains3,992$91,150
Madison248,856$85,045
Maple Bluff1,441$183,333
Shorewood Hills2,105$182,500
Verona12,465$117,381
Waunakee13,284$123,310

Middleton Public Libraries

Middleton Public Library
7425 HUBBARD AVE.
Middleton, Wisconsin
(608) 831-5564

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Middleton Public Schools

21st Century Eschool
2429 Clark St
ZIP: 53562
(608) 829-9027
Other
Total Enrollment 47
Clark Street Community School
2429 Clark St
ZIP: 53562
(608) 829-9640
High
Total Enrollment 115
Elm Lawn Elementary
6701 Woodgate Rd
ZIP: 53562
(608) 829-9070
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Kromrey Middle
7009 Donna Dr
ZIP: 53562
(608) 829-9530
Middle
Total Enrollment 1022
Mcpasd 4k
7106 South Ave
ZIP: 53562
(608) 829-9067
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Middleton High
2100 Bristol St
ZIP: 53562
(608) 829-9660
High
Total Enrollment 1964
Northside Elementary
3620 High Rd
ZIP: 53562
(608) 829-9130
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Sauk Trail Elementary
2205 Branch St
ZIP: 53562
(608) 829-9190
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Sunset Ridge Elementary
8686 Airport Rd
ZIP: 53562
(608) 829-9300
Primary
Total Enrollment 479

Middleton Private Schools

Peace Thru Christ Lutheran School
3232 West Point Rd
ZIP: 53562
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
St Peter Catholic School
7129 County Road K
ZIP: 53562
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Westside Christian School
6815 Schneider Rd
ZIP: 53562
Elementary
Total Enrollment 101
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