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Blue Mounds is a village in Dane County, in the Madison metro area.
The community was named for mounds in which the soil had a blue color, from the presence of copper
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Blue Mounds. For links to other places called Blue Mounds, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Blue Mounds is 43.017N. The longitude is -89.832W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,276 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 741.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Blue Mounds demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Madison area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53517 ZIP code.
28% of Blue Mounds residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blue Mounds ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blue Mounds was $25,895, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Blue Mounds residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Blue Mounds, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $440. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,264.
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blue Mounds political report.
The average commute time for Blue Mounds workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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