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Overview

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. It is part of the surrounding Madison metro area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,389
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens9.8%
Employed Population 16+3,843
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married59.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.1%
Median Earnings25+$42,417
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,857

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,281
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.9%
Median Gross Rent$859
Median House Value$235,300

Ancestry

German42.2%
Norwegian25.3%
Irish18.1%
English10.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.8%
Polish5.5%
Italian3.7%
Swedish3.3%
Swiss2.4%
French Except Basque1.7%
Dutch1.3%
Czech1.2%
Russian1%
Canadian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Serbian0.6%
Croatian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Slovak0.2%
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Mount Horeb Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dane County
Standard Zip Codes53572
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43
Approximate Longitude-89.73

Mount Horeb 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
Distance13.5 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
StationDODGEVILLE
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp6 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches
StationMADISON DANE CO AP
Distance21.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barneveld1,301$85,625
Black Earth1,335$68,167
Blue Mounds865$77,222
Cross Plains3,914$89,176
Mazomanie1,745$68,750
Verona12,113$114,709

Mount Horeb Public Libraries

Mount Horeb Public Library
105 PERIMETER ST.
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
(608) 437-5021

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Mount Horeb Public Schools

Early Learning Center
300 Spellman St
ZIP: 53572
(608) 437-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 176
Mount Horeb Area Community 4k
300 Spellman St
ZIP: 53572
(608) 437-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 122
Mount Horeb High
305 S 8th St
ZIP: 53572
(608) 437-2400
High
Total Enrollment 760
Mount Horeb Intermediate
200 Hanneman St
ZIP: 53572
(608) 437-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Mount Horeb Middle
900 E Garfield St
ZIP: 53572
(608) 437-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 558
Mount Horeb Primary Center
207 Academy St
ZIP: 53572
(608) 437-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 362

Mount Horeb Private Schools

Children's Community School
211 Parkway Dr
ZIP: 53572
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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