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Dunn, Wisconsin
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dane
 • Total 34.4 sq mi (89.2 km2)
 • Land 28.6 sq mi (74.2 km2)
 • Water 5.8 sq mi (15.0 km2)
886 ft (270 m)
 • Total 5,270
 • Density 184.0/sq mi (71.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-21125
GNIS feature ID 1583105

Dunn is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,270 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.4 square miles (89.1 km²), of which, 28.6 square miles (74.2 km²) of it is land and 5.8 square miles (15.0 km²) of it (16.79%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,270 people, 2,079 households, and 1,563 families residing in the town. The population density was 184.0 people per square mile (71.0/km²). There were 2,259 housing units at an average density of 78.9 per square mile (30.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.80% White, 0.21% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.

There were 2,079 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 32.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $66,250, and the median income for a family was $71,228. Males had a median income of $41,497 versus $32,071 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,881. None of the families and 1.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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