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Black Earth is a village in Dane County, in the Madison metro area.
The community was named for the local creek
[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 43.137N. The longitude is -89.746W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 820 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,297.
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, Madison area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53515 ZIP code.
40% of Black Earth residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $21,363, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% 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 $467. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $999.
Libraries in Black Earth include Black Earth Public Library ... View libraries
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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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