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Time Zone: Dane County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Madison is the Seat for Dane County. Madison is also the capital of Wisconsin.

Dane County was founded in 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Dane had a population of 491,357 people. This is an increase of 15.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 426,526 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Dane represented 7.95% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 72 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010488,073+14.43%-0.67% since 2009
2009491,357+15.2%+1.67% since 2008
2008483,298+13.31%+1.48% since 2007
2000426,526The Last Census

More information can be found on the Dane County Census Page for Dane County.


Below are some of the communities located in Dane County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Dane County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Madison   235,419208,05413.15% increase  
Sun Prairie   29,10520,36942.89% increase  
Fitchburg   24,14120,50117.76% increase  
Middleton   17,28115,7709.58% increase  
Stoughton   13,11812,3546.18% increase  

Websites for Dane County

Official Website:   www.co.dane.wi.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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