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Sun Prairie is a town in Dane County, in the Madison metro area. [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 43.156N. The longitude is -89.177W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 928 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,308.
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, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53527 ZIP code.
39% of Sun Prairie residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sun Prairie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sun Prairie was $24,954, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Sun Prairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sun Prairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $711. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,231.
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sun Prairie political report.
The average commute time for Sun Prairie workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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