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Windsor, Wisconsin

  •   State: 
    Dane County
      County FIPS: 
    43°13′51″N 89°19′57″W
      Area total: 
    27.67 sq mi (71.67 km²)
      Area land: 
    27.56 sq mi (71.39 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.11 sq mi (0.28 km²)
    1,033 ft (315 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Madison, WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Windsor, Dane County, Wisconsin, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    277.32 residents per square mile of area (107.07/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Windsor is a village and former town in Dane County, Wisconsin. The population was 8,754 at the time of the 2020 census. The communities of Lake Windsor, Morrisonville, and Token Creek are located within the village. Windsor voted to incorporate as a village on November 3, 2015; prior to its incorporation, it was a town. A portion of the former town was part of a disputed annexation by the Village of DeForest. In July 2004, the village and town reached a settlement in which part of the disputed area would be annexed by the village, and part would remain with the town. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.8 square miles (79.9 km²), of which, 30.7 square miles of it is land and 0.3 km² of it (0.32%) is water. The town's population was 5,286 as of the census of 2000, with 1,923 people, 945 households, and 746 families living in the CDP. The racial makeup of the town was 96.71% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American,0.93% Asian, 0,04% Pacific Islander, and 1.12% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median income for a household in the town is $67,610, and the median income of a family is $73,042.


The first settler to the town was William Lawrence, who came from the state of Vermont in 1841. James Morrison settled in the town in 1843 at what is now Morrisonville. He later served in the Civil War. The town is named for James Morrison, who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1843 to 1845. He was the first member of Congress to visit the town, in 1844. The first post office was established in 1845, and the first postmaster was James Morrison in 1842. The current post office opened in 1847. The last postmaster left in 1855. The post office closed in 1858, and was reopened in 1859. It was called Morrisonville in the late 1830s. It is now known as Morrisonville, after the town's first postman, James Morrison. It has a population of about 2,000 people, with about 1,000 of them living in the central part of the town. Its name comes from the word "Morrison," which means "marsh" or "mound" in English. It also means "hill" in French, which is the name of a nearby creek. The name of the original post office is "Morrisville", which was founded in 1839, and it is now called "Mortonville" by the townspeople. In 1841, William Lawrence came from Vermont to settle in the area, and later became the first resident of Morrisonville; he later served as a soldier.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.8 square miles (79.9 km²) of which, 30.7 square miles ("79.6 km²") of it is land and 0.1 square miles "0.3 km²" of it (0.32%) is water. The town is located in the eastern part of the state, near the state line with New Hampshire. It has a population of 1,788. The population of the town was 1,856 at the 2010 census. The city's population is 1,938. It is located at an elevation of 2,071 feet (616 meters) and has a land area of 30.8 square miles (79.9 km²) The town's elevation is 2,087 feet (609 meters) and it has a water area of 0.3 square miles (0.32 sq  miles) (0,32%) of which 0.2 square-miles (0.4 sq km²), or 0.4% of its total area, is land. It was founded in the early 1800s and was named after the first settler, who moved there in 1805. The current mayor is the son of a former mayor, who was killed in a car accident in the town in the 1930s. He was elected to the town's first city council in 1950.


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,286 people, 1,880 households, and 1,549 families living in the town. There were 1,923 housing units at an average density of 62.6 per square mile (24.2/km²) The racial makeup of the town was 96.71% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 0,32% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.,59% from other races, and1.12% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median income for a household in the CDP was $67,610, and the median income. for a family was $73,042. The population of the Windsor census-designated place was 3,573 at the 2010 census. The per capita income for the town of Windsor was $29,266. None of the families were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.05. For every 100 females,there were 98.8 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there. were 100.0 males. There was a median age of 37 years, and there were 99.4 males for every 100. females. The CDP's population was spread out, with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 and older.


The only public school in Windsor is Windsor Elementary School, serving grades K-4. Windsor is served by DeForest Area School District, which operates several additional schools in nearby DeForest. The town has a population of about 1,000 people. The city is located on the banks of the Little River, which flows into the Mississippi River. It is located near the town of DeForest, which is on the opposite side of the river from Windsor. The village's name is derived from the town's name, which means "welcome" or "peaceful" in English and "witness" in Spanish. It also means "home" in both English and Spanish, and "town" in the latter form means "place" and "people" in these languages. The community's nickname is "Windsor" and its name means "the town of the wind" in French. It was also known as "Windy City" before the town was incorporated in 1881. It has a post office with the ZIP code of 51501. It lies on the bank of the River River, and is located in the DeForest area of the county. The river runs through the town, and it is crossed by a road that runs into the river. It runs through DeForest and into the city of Windsor, which has a total population of 2,000. The only public schools in Windsor are located in DeForest; the town has no schools of its own, but does have a few private schools.

Notable residents

Clement Warner was a colonel in the Iron Brigade and later a state legislator. Clara Bewick Colby was a writer and Michael Johnson was a state representative. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located in the eastern part of the state, near the border with New Jersey. It was founded in 1858. The city's name means "place of springs" or "spring" in the local language. It also means "home" in other languages, such as English and Spanish. It has been home to many notable people, including Clement Warner, a colonel and later state legislator, and Clara Colby, a writer.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Windsor, 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 Windsor = 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 2,937 individuals with a median age of 37.6 age the population grows by 22.80% in Windsor, Dane County, Wisconsin population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 277.32 residents per square mile of area (107.07/km²). There are average 2.67 people per household in the 1,162 households with an average household income of $77,547 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 Windsor per 100,000 population = 368.4.


The annual rainfall in Windsor = 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 48, 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 Windsor, Dane County, Wisconsin which are owned by the occupant = 68.17%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 28 years with median home cost = $183,150 and home appreciation of -24.82%. 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. 15.59% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 21.11% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.94% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Windsor's population in Dane County, Wisconsin of 1,358 residents in 1900 has increased 2,16-fold to 2,937 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.08% female residents and 49.92% male residents live in Windsor, Dane County, Wisconsin.

    As of 2020 in Windsor, Dane County, Wisconsin are married and the remaining 28.74% are single population.

  • 27.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Windsor 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.

    89.68% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.95% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.37% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.84% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Windsor, Dane County, Wisconsin, 68.17% are owner-occupied homes, another 25.53% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.30% are vacant.

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

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