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Dane County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 536,078. In Dane County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Dane County and residents tend to be liberal.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,083
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    185.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    28.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    60
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    289.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,774.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

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