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"Groundhog Capital of the World"

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

A group of workers, headed to Madison in 1837 to build a new capitol, slogged through nine days of rain until they reached this point, where the sun came out.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Sun Prairie. For links to other places called Sun Prairie, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Sun Prairie is 43.183N. The longitude is -89.213W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 958 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,484.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$51,345
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sun Prairie demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 27. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Georgia O'Keeffe, artist
Local festivals include:
  • Sweet Corn Festival - Aug. 16-19, 2007
  • StrawberryFest - June 16, 2007
  • Blues Fest - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sun Prairie web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Mendota, Lake Monona
Historic sites and museums: Sun Prairie Historical Library & Museum
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 Sun Prairie 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 53590 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

36% of Sun Prairie residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sun Prairie ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sun Prairie was $23,277, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

34% of Sun Prairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Sun Prairie festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sun Prairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $606.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,244.


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Libraries in Sun Prairie include Sun Prairie Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sun Prairie between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Sun Prairie include Amerihost Inn, Super 8.

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