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Welcome to DeForest ...

The village of DeForest is located in Dane County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, DeForest has a population of 10,691 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of DeForest.

DeForest is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

DeForest is within the (608) area code.

Websites for DeForest ...

Official Website: www.vi.deforest.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, DeForest had an population of 10,691 people. This is an increase of 19.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, DeForest had a population of 8,936 people. This makes DeForest the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of DeForest represents 0.16% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 105th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,936 people, the population of DeForest increased 21.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,368 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for DeForest.

Adding DeForest to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of DeForest in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of DeForest elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for DeForest on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named DeForest ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named DeForest - they are located in Indiana and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for DeForest.

Communities near DeForest ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near DeForest.

  • Madison [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Dane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of DeForest
    • Estimated population in 2019: 259,680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
  • Sun Prairie [Dane County]
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    • Sun Prairie [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of DeForest
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,661 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Prairie
  • Fitchburg [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitchburg
    • Fitchburg [Dane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of DeForest
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,792 people
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  • Middleton [Dane County]
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    • Middleton [Dane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of DeForest
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,034 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waunakee [Dane County]
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      • Waunakee [Dane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of DeForest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,052 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waunakee have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waunakee
    • McFarland [Dane County]
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      • McFarland [Dane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of DeForest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,031 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
    • Monona [Dane County]
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      • Monona [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of DeForest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monona have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monona
    • Cottage Grove [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
      • Cottage Grove [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of DeForest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
    • Madison [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Dane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of DeForest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Middleton [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Dane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of DeForest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around DeForest. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for DeForest.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of DeForest. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around DeForest.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around DeForest. See our Newspapers Page for DeForest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for DeForest: www.vi.deforest.wi.us/

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Dane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for DeForest.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around DeForest - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- DeForest) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for DeForest. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DeForest

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in DeForest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2476, Longitude: -89.3439    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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