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Welcome to Sun Prairie ...

The city of Sun Prairie is located in Dane County<1>.

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.

  • Madison [Dane County]
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    • Madison [Dane County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Sun Prairie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 259,680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
  • Fitchburg [Dane County]
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    • Fitchburg [Dane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Sun Prairie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,792 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitchburg
  • Middleton [Dane County]
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    • Middleton [Dane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Sun Prairie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,034 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
  • Waunakee [Dane County]
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    • Waunakee [Dane County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Sun Prairie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,052 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waunakee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waunakee
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stoughton [Dane County]
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      • Stoughton [Dane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Sun Prairie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,114 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoughton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoughton
    • DeForest [Dane County]
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      • DeForest [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Sun Prairie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,691 people
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    • Oregon [Dane County]
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      • Oregon [Dane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Sun Prairie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • McFarland [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McFarland
      • McFarland [Dane County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Sun Prairie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,031 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
    • Monona [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monona
      • Monona [Dane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Sun Prairie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monona
    • Windsor [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Dane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Sun Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor

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/

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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sun Prairie.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sun Prairie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Sun Prairie) 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 Sun Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sun Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1836, Longitude: -89.2323       In this case, the coordinates for Sun Prairie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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