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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Welcome to Sun Prairie ...
The location of Sun Prairie has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for Sun Prairie: Sun Pr.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sun Prairie has a population of 34,661 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Sun Prairie.
Sun Prairie is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Sun Prairie lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Sun Prairie is within the (608) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sun Prairie had an population of 34,661 people. This is an increase of 18.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 70.17% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sun Prairie had a population of 29,364 people (which is 6.02% of the total population of Dane County). This makes Sun Prairie the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Sun Prairie represents 0.52% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 29,364 people, the population of Sun Prairie increased 44.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,369 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sun Prairie.
Adding Sun Prairie 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 Sun Prairie 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 Sun Prairie 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 Sun Prairie on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Sun Prairie ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Sun Prairie - they are located in and Montana (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sun Prairie.
Communities near Sun Prairie ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sun Prairie.
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 Sun Prairie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sun Prairie.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sun Prairie. 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 Sun Prairie.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sun Prairie. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sun Prairie.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sun Prairie. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/
The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/
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This page was last modified: 25 Feb 2021