Dane County

Dane County
Stoughton, Dane County; Photographer: Lisa Fero
County Seat: Madison

215 S. Hamilton St.

City: Madison
Zip: 53703
Phone: 608-266-4311
Land Area: 1,239 sq. miles
Water Area: 41.79 sq. miles
Elevation: 886 ft. at Dane County Airport
Number of Lakes: 37
Area in Lakes: 21,941 acres (34.28 sq. miles)
Rivers: Little Sugar, Sugar, Yahara, Maunesha, Pecatonica
Major Watershed: Rock River, Wisconsin River (Northwest)
Geographical Province: East: Eastern Ridges and Lowlands; Southwest: Western Upland

Oak savanna, scattered patches of prairie bluestem and composites. Northwest corner and Southeast: Sedge meadows.


1930: 112,737
1970: 290,272
1980: 323,545
1990: 367,085
2000: 426,526
2010: 488,073
2020: 561,504

WCA District: Southern

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