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DeForest, Wisconsin

  •   State: 
    Dane County
      County all: 
    Dane | Columbia
      County FIPS: 
    55025 | 55021
    43°14′45″N 89°20′45″W
      Area total: 
    8.57 sq mi (22.20 km²)
      Area land: 
    8.50 sq mi (22.01 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.07 sq mi (0.19 km²)
    948 ft (289 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Madison, WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    DeForest, Dane County, Wisconsin, United States

  •   Population density: 
    1,343 residents per square mile of area (518.53/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

DeForest is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States, along the Yahara River. The population was 10,811 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area. The village was named for Isaac De Forest, who in 1856 bought the land on which the village sits today. Its name was long spelled "De Forest," but has since been changed to "DeForest." DeForest is located at 43°1445N 89°2045W (43.245751, 89.345869).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.49 square miles (19.40 km²), of which, 7.43 square miles of it is land and 0.16 sq miles (0.16 km²) is water. In 2010, there were 8,936 people, 3,400 households, and 2,446 families living in the village. There were 3,499 housing units at an average density of 470.9 per square mile (181.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.3% White, 0.1% African American, 1.3%. Native American, and 1.6%. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 3.6% of the population. In the village, the population was spread out, with 31% under the age of 18, 6% from 24, 36% from 25 to 44, and 8.7% from 45 to 64. The average household size was 2.63.


The village was named for Isaac De Forest, who in 1856 bought the land on which the village sits today. Its name was long spelled "De Forest," but has since been changed to "DeForest." The village is located on the banks of the Little River, which runs through the center of the village. The village has a population of about 2,000. It was once called De Forest but that name was changed to De Forest in the 1950s. The name has been changed again to DeForest. The village's name was once spelled "de forest," but that has been replaced by "deforest" in the 1970s and 1980s. Its name is now pronounced "de-forest" and its population is about 1,200. It was originally called "De-Forest," but the name has now been changed back to "de Forest" The town's name means "the forest" or "the land" in English, and it is now called "deForest" It is located near the town of DeForest, which was once known as De-Forest, but now has the name "de forests" Its population is around 2,200, and its name is still spelled " de forest" in Spanish. It has been named for De Forest's son, Isaac, who purchased the land in the 1850s. It is now known as " de Forest" and has the same name as the town's main street, De Forest Road.


DeForest is located at 43°1445N 89°2045W (43.245751, 89.345869).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.49 square miles (19.40 km²) of which, 7.43 square miles is land and 0.06 sq miles (0.16 km² is water. DeForest has a population of 1,816. The village is located on the Ohio River, which flows through the town of DeForest. It is the only town in the state to be named after a former president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, who died in office in 1961. The town is located in the Ohio Valley, which is the second-largest in the United states after the state of Ohio. It has a elevation of 43.45°N 89.2045 W (43.245753, 89°3458th). The village has an area of 7.49 square miles (19.40 km²), of which 7.45 square miles (19 km 2) is land. It also has a water area of 0.16 square mile (0 0.06 mile) (7.43 sq m 2). DeForest's population is 1,081, and its area of land is 7.40 square  miles (18.24 km²), or 7.5 square kilometers.


As of the census of 2010, there were 8,936 people, 3,400 households, and 2,446 families living in the village. There were 3,499 housing units at an average density of 470.9 per square mile (181.8/km²) The racial makeup of the village was 93.3% White, 2.1% African American, 0.3%. Native American, 1.5% Asian, 1,2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 3.6%. The median income for a household in theVillage was $55,369. Males had a median income of $40,096 versus $28,000 for females. The per capita income for the Village was $21,089. About 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2. 7% of those under age 18 and 9.7 per cent of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age was 35.6 years, with 31.1 per cent under the age of 18, 6.3 per cent from 18 to 24, 36.2 per cent between the ages of 25 and 44, and 8.7per cent from 45 to 64. The gender makeup ofthe village was 48.4% male and 51.6 per cent female.


In 2009, DeForest Superintendent Dr. Jon Bales was honored by the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators as Wisconsin's 2009 Superintendent of the Year. The DeForest Area School District schools include:DeForest Area High School, Eagle Point Elementary School, Windsor Elementary School and Holum Center Half Day Kindergarten. The district also has a middle school, high school and a middle and high school that are under construction. The school district is located in the town of DeForest, Wisconsin, about 30 miles north of Madison, Wisconsin. It has a population of about 3,000 people. In 2009, the school district had a total enrollment of 4,000 students, with 2,000 of those being under the age of 12. It also had a high school, middle school and middle school that were under construction, with a middle/high school that is expected to open in September 2021. The high school is under construction and will open in the fall of 2015. The middle school will be called Harvest Intermediate School. The elementary school will open September 2021 and will have a half-day kindergarten through eighth grade. It will also have a full day kindergarten through sixth grade, with the option of a seventh-grader through eighth-grade. It is the only school in the district to have a sixth-grade through seventh-grade program. It was built in the 1970s and 1980s by the DeForest School District, which was founded by a group of former DeForest students.


DeForest is double bypassed by I-39/90/94 to the west, with an exit at CTH-V. A single rail train track runs north-south through DeForest. Dane County Regional Airport provides both commercial and general aviation flights. No passenger rail serves DeForest, and the city is only served by a single freight train track, which is only used by freight trains. DeForest is located on the Wisconsin River, which runs through the city. The city is located near the Dane County Airport, which provides commercial andgeneral aviation flights to and from Dane County and Dane County, Wisconsin. It is also close to the city's downtown area, which features most of the town's hotels and restaurants. It also has an exit to US-51 on the east side of the city, on the city’s east side. The town's population is around 2,000. It has a population of about 2,500 people, with most of its residents living in the town of DeForest and its surrounding areas. It was founded in the early 1900s, and was named after a pioneer of the Wisconsin statehood movement in the mid-20th century. The DeForest area is known as "DeForest" or "Dane County" by locals. The name is derived from the DeForest River, a river that flows through the town. It runs through De Forest and is also known as the "De Forest River" by the townspeople. De Forest is located in Dane County.

DeForest Area Public Library

As of 2009, the library served a population of 17,142, with a collection of over 81,000 items. Circulation topped 405,000 with 200,000 library visits, and 21,000 users of public computers. The library building, completed in 2002, was modeled after the medieval Stavekirke to highlight the Norwegian heritage of the area. A Wisconsin artist designed the dragons that adorn the roof. It is a member of the South Central Library System. It serves the DeForest area, including the villages of Windsor and DeForest, and the town of Vienna. It was built in 2002 and has a library collection of more than 81,00 items, including books, serials, audios, videos and kits. It also has a branch in the nearby town of Wausau, Wisconsin, which has a public library of its of its own. It has been named after the town's first postmaster, who died in 1805, and is located in a former post office building on the outskirts of the town. It opened its doors to the public on July 1, 1951. It closed in 1961. It reopened in 1974. It had a branch on the corner of Main Street and Main Street in the village of Windsor, and later moved to a new location in DeForest. It now serves the village and town of DeForest as well as Windsor and Vienna, Wisconsin. In 2009, it had a circulation of 405,00, with over 200,00 library visits and over 20,000 computer users.


Local churches include: DeForest Evangelical Free Church, Christ Lutheran Church, Harvest Church, Lord of Love Lutheran Church and St. Olaf's Catholic Church. The town is also home to the Moravian Church, United Church of Christ and Norwegian Grove Memorial Lutheran Church. It is located on the banks of the North Fork of the Ojibwe River, which flows into the North Sea. The city's population is about 3,000. It has a population of about 2,000 people. The population of Norway is about 1,800 people, and the population of the town is about 4,000, according to the 2010 Census. The area is home to a number of churches, many of which are non-denominational. It also has a large number of non- denominational churches, some of which have no connection to the town's history or culture. The community is also known for its love of the arts and music. It was founded in the 17th century by the Norwegian settlers, who were originally from Norway, and later moved to the area in the 18th century. The first church in the town was built in the 16th century and was named after Norway's first bishop, who was born in the area. The current church is called the Norwegian Church of Norway, which was founded by Norwegian settlers in the 19th century, and is located in Norway's capital, Oslo. The church was established in 18th Century. It's located in the village of Norway Grove.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in DeForest, Dane County, Wisconsin = 63.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 48. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in DeForest = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of individuals with a median age of 34.3 age the population grows by 22.87% in DeForest, Dane County, Wisconsin population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,343 residents per square mile of area (518.53/km²). There are average 2.73 people per household in the 3,298 households with an average household income of $67,831 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.20% of the available work force and has dropped -2.14% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 30.52%. The number of physicians in DeForest per 100,000 population = 368.4.


The annual rainfall in DeForest = 31.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 33.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 106. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 187. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in DeForest, Dane County, Wisconsin which are owned by the occupant = 67.18%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 17 years with median home cost = $191,170 and home appreciation of -10.71%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $21.40 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,161 per student. There are 13.8 students for each teacher in the school, 373 students for each Librarian and 484 students for each Counselor. 10.47% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 18.96% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.84% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • DeForest's population in Dane County, Wisconsin of 4,882 residents in 1990 has increased 1,83-fold to 7,368 residents after 30 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.41% female residents and 48.59% male residents live in DeForest, Dane County, Wisconsin.

    As of 2020 in DeForest, Dane County, Wisconsin are married and the remaining 37.48% are single population.

  • 27.2 minutes is the average time that residents in DeForest require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.96% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.76% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.25% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 5.04% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in DeForest, Dane County, Wisconsin, 67.18% are owner-occupied homes, another 27.02% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.80% are vacant.

  • The 49.99% of the population in DeForest, Dane County, Wisconsin who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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