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Cottage Grove is a village in Dane County, in the Madison metro area.
The community was named for a grove of burr oaks growing around a settler's home
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Cottage Grove. For links to other places called Cottage Grove, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Cottage Grove is 43.076N. The longitude is -89.199W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 883 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,665.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cottage Grove 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 53527 ZIP code.
37% of Cottage Grove residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cottage Grove ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cottage Grove was $25,777, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Cottage Grove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cottage Grove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $755. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,425.
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cottage Grove political report.
The average commute time for Cottage Grove workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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