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McFarland is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 8,235. McFarland is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in McFarland offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In McFarland there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in McFarland and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in McFarland are highly rated.
About McFarland...
Population
8,235

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$939
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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McFarland Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    107.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    202.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    808.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in McFarland

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,152
National
$55,322
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McFarland Reviews

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In the town of McFarland, the small education system teaches many by focusing on each student and their learning abilities. My favorite part of McFarland is the community ice arena. I am a figure skater, so I have been to many ice rinks in the area, and McFarland by far has the best rink. The ice is olympic size, the small lobby is well maintained, and also the locker rooms are all large. The skating and hockey associations at the rink are also really well organize.
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Living in McFarland has given me a new chance at life. I moved here seven years ago from a big city and never did I think that McFarland High School could have given me the opportunity to change myself into someone that can graduate from one of the best public schools in the country. UW-Madison is an amazing school and I only got this far because of McFarland.
McFarland is a great small community but there needs to be more business allowed into the town to help offset taxes.