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Cottage Grove is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 6,795. Cottage Grove is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Cottage Grove offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cottage Grove there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cottage Grove and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Cottage Grove are highly rated.
About Cottage Grove...
Population
6,795

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$263,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,090
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Cottage Grove Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    84.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    436.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Cottage Grove

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,698
National
$55,322
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Cottage Grove Reviews

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I love that Cottage Grove is a lot like my home town, but with the benefit of a big city just a few minutes away. It makes me feel safe and connected!
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Cottage Grove is a quiet town with beautiful scenery of small ponds, many trees and friendly people. This town has a couple local bars and restaurants that serve delicious food as well as an ice cream shop and occasional live music.
There are many local businesses near me, most of which are big companies. However, the mom-and-pop stores that we do have are wonderful. Not to say the bigger companies are not nice, but, when you have a business in the area that was started by a local family the businesses become more personal to the town. They remember who you are, they are more friendly, they appreciate you more as a customer and they make you want to return. Your typical department store is cold with forced hellos and impersonal interaction. In my town our mom-and-pop shops are primarily in the food industry though we do have other businesses as well. We have a pizza and ice cream parlor that has participated with the local high school for events and is very popular in town. There is also many local bars, automotive shops, and a thriving child care and early education facility that has a 5 star rating. My son currently attends.