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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.

People

Total Population 7,835
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 19.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,985
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,430
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 45.2%
Median Gross Rent $808
Median House Value $227,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 19.1%

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

Monona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Dane
Metro Area Madison
Standard Zip Codes 53713, 53714, 53716
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.062
Longitude -89.333

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)

Station ARBORETUM UNIV WIS
Distance 3.4 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 5 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 7.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Monona, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Monona Grove (53716)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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
McFarland 8,092 $96,078
Middleton 18,478 $83,950
Shorewood Hills 1,839 $166,250

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

Monona Public Libraries

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

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MONONA GROVE HI
4400 MONONA DR
608-221-7666
Serves 904 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

MONONA GROVE ALTERNATIVE HI
4400 MONONA DR
608-221-7666
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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