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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Stoughton is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 13,058. Stoughton is in Dane County. Living in Stoughton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Stoughton there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Stoughton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Stoughton are above average.
About Stoughton...
Population
13,058

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$905
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    144.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,642.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Stoughton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,333
National
$55,322

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I love living in Stoughton! The home hold really high value, the small schools are excellent and we are a 15 minute drive from Madison, WI and an hour from Milwaukee, WI.
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Stoughton is an adorable town with incredible heritage. It's becoming fairly modernized as well, featuring several banks, 5 Kwik Trips, 3 elementary schools and several delicious fast and sit down food options to enjoy. Stoughton, home of Syttende Mai, a celebration of the town's Norwegian heritage that hundreds travel the country to attend, is a wonderful small city to live in. My only complaint of it is lack of recreational activity, though Madison, our capital city, is nearby.
Stoughton is a quaint small town with a strong connection to Norwegian culture. On an average day Stoughton is quiet with a few activities here and there. The serene nature of the town provides a sense of stability and peace; and the kind and welcoming people don't hurt either. At night you can take a stroll along the river, go down to the bowling alley, or go to Viking Brew Pub where you will be met with laughter and smiles. This town truly feels like a great place to call home.