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Dane County, Wisconsin; Wisconsin

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Dane County, Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 542,364 5,813,568
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 542,364 5,813,568
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 488,067 5,687,282
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11.1% 2.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 488,073 5,686,986
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.4%
22.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.7%
17.0%
Female persons, percent
50.3%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
84.9%
87.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
5.5%
6.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.4%
3.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.7%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.4%
6.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
79.3%
81.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 23,457 350,330
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 8.6% 4.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 236,941 2,710,723
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 58.3% 67.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $242,700 $169,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,732 $1,399
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $692 $540
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $983 $813
Building permits, 2018 3,330 19,113
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 216,930 2,328,754
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.35 2.41
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 80.0% 85.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 11.9% 8.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 93.4% 86.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 85.5% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 95.6% 91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 50.0% 29.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 6.0% 8.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.1%
6.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 72.6% 66.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 69.4% 63.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,111,208 10,303,256
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,188,190 40,680,625
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,205,303 177,728,926
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,106,556 77,066,883
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,516,190 78,201,822
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,913 $13,656
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 21.0 22.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $67,631 $56,759
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $37,193 $30,557
Persons in poverty, percent
11.3%
11.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 14,093 140,8591
Total employment, 2016 281,349 2,524,3291
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 14,743,083 115,817,1451
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.2% 0.8%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 38,447 350,624
All firms, 2012 44,853 432,980
Men-owned firms, 2012 23,323 236,252
Women-owned firms, 2012 15,314 133,859
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,303 40,507
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 38,659 379,934
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,876 39,830
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 38,342 370,755
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 407.7 105.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,197.24 54,157.80
FIPS Code 55025 55
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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