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Cross Plains is a town in Dane County, in the Madison metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Cross Plains. For links to other places called Cross Plains, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Cross Plains is 43.082N. The longitude is -89.665W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 938 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,419.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cross Plains 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 53528 ZIP code.
42% of Cross Plains residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cross Plains ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cross Plains was $30,163, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Cross Plains residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cross Plains, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $600. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,423.
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cross Plains political report.
The average commute time for Cross Plains workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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