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Overview

Introduction to Stoughton, Wisconsin

Stoughton, Wisconsin is 14 miles SE of Madison, Wisconsin and 66 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in Dane county. The city is part of the Madison metro area.

Stoughton History

The area now known as Stoughton was established by Luke Stoughton in the year 1847. He was an Englishman from Vermont. Many Norwegian immigrants occupied the area from 1865 until the early 1900s. In the year 2005, the community experienced extensive damage from an F3 tornado.

Stoughton and nearby Attractions

  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Badger Prairie County Park
  • Madison Children's Museum
  • Lake Kegonsa State Park
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Token Creek County Park

Things To Do In Stoughton

Local museums include the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the State Historical Museum of Wisconsin and the Hoard Historical Museum. The Henry Villas Zoo is located nearby as well. Stoughton hosts the Syttende Mai Folk Festival every May, the Stoughton Fair every July and the Coffee Break Festival every August.

Stoughton Transportation

Dane County Regional Airport is nearby.

Stoughton Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Madison Area Technical College, Rock Valley College and Carroll College.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,041
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+6,879
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married51.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.9%
Median Earnings25+$40,461
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,536
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,650

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,406
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$871
Median House Value$182,400

Ancestry

German40.7%
Norwegian23.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.4%
Irish12.5%
English7.5%
Italian5.6%
Polish4.7%
Swedish3.6%
French Except Basque2.7%
Swiss1.7%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1.1%
Czech0.9%
Canadian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Russian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Luxemburger0.3%
African0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Stoughton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dane County
Standard Zip Codes53589
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.92
Approximate Longitude-89.22

Stoughton 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
Distance13 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
Distance16.4 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
StationCHARMANY FARM
Distance17 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
Brooklyn1,343$84,293
Cambridge1,179$100,000
Edgerton5,494$72,143
Evansville5,176$77,702
McFarland8,168$97,000
Oregon9,912$98,406

Stoughton Public Libraries

Stoughton Public Library
304 S. 4TH ST.
Stoughton, Wisconsin
(608) 873-6281

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Stoughton Hospitals

Stoughton Hospital
(Non-profit)
900 Ridge St
(608) 873-6611

Stoughton Public Schools

Fox Prairie Elementary
1601 W South St
ZIP: 53589
(608) 877-5101
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Kegonsa Elementary
1400 Vernon St
ZIP: 53589
(608) 877-5201
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
River Bluff Middle
235 N Forrest St
ZIP: 53589
(608) 877-5501
Middle
Total Enrollment 662
Sandhill Elementary
1920 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 53589
(608) 877-5401
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Stoughton High
600 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 53589
(608) 877-5601
High
Total Enrollment 1059

Stoughton Private Schools

Martin Luther Christian School
900 W Wilson St Ste 1
ZIP: 53589
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
St Ann School
324 N Harrison St
ZIP: 53589
Elementary
Total Enrollment 125
Utica Christian School
2095 County Road W
ZIP: 53589
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
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