Dane County is located in South Central Wisconsin. The County Seat is Madison and the largest city is Madison. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.countyofdane.com . The 2014 population estimate is 516,284 and the 2010 census population was 488,075. The land area is 1,197.24 square miles and there are 407.7 persons per square mile.
86.4% of the population is White, 5.4% is Black or African American, 6.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 94.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 46.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $228,800, there are 206,982 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $33,712, the median household income is $61,721, and 12.9% of the persons in Dane County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 41,464. Retail sales (in $1000) were $7,132,444, and sales per capita were $14,976. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.5%.
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