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Dane is a village in Dane County, in the Madison metro area.
The community was named after the county, which was named for Nathan Dane, congressman who framed the ordinance establishing the Northwest Territory
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Dane. For links to other places called Dane, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dane is 43.250N. The longitude is -89.501W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,073 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 855.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dane 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 53529 ZIP code.
52% of Dane residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dane ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dane was $18,533, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Dane residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dane, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $600. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,188.
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dane political report.
The average commute time for Dane workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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