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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Location of Cottage Grove in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Location of Cottage Grove in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Dane
Area
 • Total 4.69 sq mi (12.15 km2)
 • Land 4.69 sq mi (12.15 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
892 ft (272 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 7,303
 • Density 1,523.03/sq mi (587.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-17200
GNIS feature ID 1583018
Website Village of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

Cottage Grove is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,303 at the 2020 census. A suburb of Madison, it shares a school district with Monona. The village is located within the Town of Cottage Grove.

The village was named from a settler's cottage in a grove near the village site.

Geography

Cottage Grove is located at 43°5′16″N 89°12′0″W / 43.08778°N 89.20000°W / 43.08778; -89.20000 (43.088017, -89.200143).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.48 square miles (9.01 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 261
1940 310 18.8%
1950 372 20.0%
1960 413 11.0%
1970 478 15.7%
1980 888 85.8%
1990 1,131 27.4%
2000 4,059 258.9%
2010 6,192 52.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,192 people, 2,210 households, and 1,628 families living in the village. The population density was 1,779.3 inhabitants per square mile (687.0/km2). There were 2,289 housing units at an average density of 657.8 per square mile (254.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.1% White, 2.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 2,210 households, of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the village was 33.8 years. 32.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.4% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

Notable people

Gabe Carimi ASU
Gabe Carimi
  • Gabe Carimi (born 1988), All-American and NFL football player
  • William Robert Taylor, 12th Governor of Wisconsin (1874-1876)
  • Jessie Vetter, USA Women's National Ice Hockey Team, 2010 Olympic Winter Games Silver Medalist
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