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Black Earth is a town in Dane County, in the Madison metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Black Earth. For links to other places called Black Earth, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Black Earth is 43.129N. The longitude is -89.778W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 837 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 449.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Black Earth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53515 ZIP code.
39% of Black Earth residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Black Earth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Black Earth was $24,351, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Black Earth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Black Earth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $538. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,269.
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Black Earth political report.
The average commute time for Black Earth workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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