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Dane County, Wisconsin

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Dane County, Wisconsin
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 561,504
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 488,073
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 22,530
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 8.5%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 253,908
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 59.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $277,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,808
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $739
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,118
Building permits, 2021 6,836
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 226,600
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 81.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 10.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 90.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 96.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 52.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 5.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 71.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,476,697
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,128,885
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 691,460
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 10,139,216
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $18,850
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 21.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $75,179
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $41,755
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 14,345
Total employment, 2020 303,603
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 17,903,443
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 38,955
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,412
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,367
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,855
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 572
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,184
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 558
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,984
Population per square mile, 2020 469.3
Population per square mile, 2010 407.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,196.49
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,197.24
FIPS Code 55025
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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