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Stoughton is a city in Dane County, in the Madison metro area.

The community was named after Luke Stoughton, landholder

The latitude of Stoughton is 42.916N. The longitude is -89.217W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 876 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,611.


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Median household income
Local
$47,633
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Stoughton demographic reports
Stoughton is on the Yahara River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Syttende Mai Folk Festival - May 18-20, 2007
  • Stoughton Fair - July 3-8, 2007
  • Ozark Jubilee - April 30, 2007
  • Coffee Break Festival - Aug. 18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Stoughton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Kegonsa State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Stoughton 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 53589 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Stoughton residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stoughton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stoughton was $21,037, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Stoughton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Stoughton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $561.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,176.


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Libraries in Stoughton include Stoughton Public Library ... View libraries

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Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stoughton political report.

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The average commute time for Stoughton workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Stoughton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Stoughton include Chose Family Inn, Comfort Inn Stoughton.

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