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Overview

Introduction to Monona, Wisconsin

Monona, Wisconsin, in Dane county, is 3 miles E of Madison, Wisconsin and 72 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is included in the Madison metropolitan area.

Monona History

Monona’s name was derived from an Algonquian Indian mythological figure. Monona was initially a part of the Town of Blooming Grove. In 1854, the County Judge of Harrison formed Monona County. Monona was incorporated as an independent town on August 29, 1938. Prior to this, the area consisted mainly of farmland and summer homes.

Monona and nearby Attractions

  • Tallman House
  • State Historical Museum of Wisconsin
  • Madison Children's Museum
  • Swiss Historical Village
  • Atisco County Park
  • Lake Kegonsa State Park

Things To Do In Monona

The Atisco County Park offers opportunities for canoeing, fishing, picnicking and hiking. The South Towne Plaza shopping center and the Lake Edge shopping center are the local shopping centers. The State Historical Museum of Wisconsin may interest those hoping to learn more about the area’s history.

Monona Transportation

Flights are available from Dane County Regional Airport.

Monona Higher Education

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

Demographics

People

Total Population7,919
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+4,121
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married45.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.8%
Median Earnings25+$42,138
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,068
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,102

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,250
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone43.9%
Median Gross Rent$831
Median House Value$232,800

Ancestry

German43.1%
Irish17.6%
Norwegian14.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
English11%
Italian5.9%
French Except Basque5.6%
Polish4.6%
Swedish4%
Scottish2.1%
Dutch1.9%
Swiss1.7%
Welsh1.6%
Danishn1.4%
Czech1.4%
Ukrainian1.1%
Finnish1.1%
Lithuanian0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Russian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.3%
African0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Monona Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dane County
Standard Zip Codes53714, 53716, 53713
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.1
Approximate Longitude-89.31

Monona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationARBORETUM UNIV WIS
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp5 to 27 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationMADISON DANE CO AP
Distance5 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
StationCHARMANY FARM
Distance7.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cottage Grove6,729$93,106
Madison246,034$81,936
Maple Bluff1,452$174,107
McFarland8,168$97,000
Middleton18,707$85,225
Shorewood Hills1,996$165,625

Monona Public Libraries

Monona Public Library
1000 NICHOLS RD.
Monona, Wisconsin
(608) 222-6127

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Monona Public Schools

Monona Grove High
4400 Monona Dr
ZIP: 53716
(608) 221-7666
High
Total Enrollment 939
Monona Grove Liberal Arts
5301 Monona Dr
ZIP: 53716
(608) 316-1924
High
Total Enrollment 35
Nuestro Mundo
902 Nichols Rd
ZIP: 53716
(608) 204-1076
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Winnequah School
800 Greenway Rd
ZIP: 53716
(608) 221-7677
Primary
Total Enrollment 537

Monona Private Schools

Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
4913 Schofield St
ZIP: 53716
Elementary
Total Enrollment 141
Three Angels Christian School
900 Femrite Dr
ZIP: 53716
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
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