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Encyclopedia > Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Sun Prairie is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin and is a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,369 and is expected to double in size by 2020 to around 40,000. It is the fastest growing city in the state of Wisconsin, growing an estimated 14% between 2000 and 2004 [1]. The city is located mostly within the northwest corner of the Town of Sun Prairie. Portions also extend into the Town of Burke to the west, the Town of Windsor to the northwest, and the Town of Bristol to the north. Dane County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Wisconsin State Capitol Motto: Nickname: Mad Town Map Political Statistics Founded 1836 Incorporated 1848 Dane County Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 219. ... Sun Prairie is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Burke is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Windsor is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Bristol is a town located in [[]]. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,698. ...

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Geography

Location of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.7 km² (9.6 mi²). None of the area is covered with water. Image File history File links WIMap-doton-Sun_Prairie. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,369 people, 7,881 households, and 5,437 families residing in the city. The population density was 823.5/km² (2,133.7/mi²). There were 8,198 housing units at an average density of 331.4/km² (858.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.68% White, 3.10% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, her people and culture. ... // Etymology The Italian word Latino (see Latino in Wikipedias Italian encyclopedia section) and its feminine form Latina derive from Latin (the adjectives latinus, latina), originally referring to Latium, the area of Rome, by aitiology derived from a king of the name Latinus. ...


There were 7,881 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $51,345, and the median income for a family was $61,197. Males had a median income of $40,510 versus $28,786 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,277. 4.4% of the population and 3.8% of families were below the poverty line. 6.1% of those under the age of 18 and 5.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Businesses

General Casualty Insurance's world headquarters is in Sun Prairie, and is the city's largest employer.


History

President Van Buren commissioned a party of 45 men, including August Bird, to build a state capitol in Madison. The group of men left Milwaukee on May 26, 1837 and traveled for days in the rain. On June 9, the group emerged at the edge of the prairie and with the sun shining, carved the words 'Sun Prairie" into a tree. Charles Bird returned to the area 2 years later and became the first settler. Van Buren is the name of several places in the United States of America, probably named for the eighth President of the United States of America, Martin Van Buren: Van Buren, Arkansas Van Buren, Indiana Van Buren, Maine Van Buren, Missouri Van Buren, New York Van Buren, Ohio Van Buren... // Person Name Traditionally, Madison was a surname, meaning son of Maud. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ...


Points of interest

  • Angell Park Speedway
  • The Family Aquatic Center features a zero depth swimming pool, waterslides and sand play area.
  • The Youth Baseball Complex is home to baseball and softball programs, as well as Sun Prairie's Little League program.
  • Sun Prairie Public Library

Events

Groundhog Day

Sun Prairie is home to "Jimmy the Groundhog" and claims to be the "Groundhog Capital of the World." According to the Congressional Record, Sun Prairie is, indeed, "The Groundhog Capital of the World." Groundhog Day 2005 in Punxsutawney. ...


Sweet Corn Festival

In the area, the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival is synonymous with the end of the corn harvest. Corn is served in big tubs, and people come from all over to grab several, salt and butter them, and enjoy corn on the cob. Sweetcorn (or sweet corn, also known as sugar corn), is a hybridized variety of maize (Zea mays), specifically bred to increase the sugar content. ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... Species Zea diploperennis Zea luxurians Zea mays ssp. ...

StrawberryFest

Held in June at the Colonial Club. Features strawberry sales, an indoor/outdoor craft fair, a children’s carnival, a used book sale, a raffle and chance drawing, a Fun Run, breakfast, lunch, and more. Species 20+ species; see text The strawberry (Fragaria) is a genus of plants in the family Rosaceae, and the fruit of these plants. ...


External links

  • Sun Prairie official city website
  • Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce
  • Jimmy the Groundhog home page

Coordinates: 43.188028° N -89.232953° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

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Fitchburg | Middleton | Stoughton | Sun Prairie Wisconsin State Capitol Motto: Nickname: Mad Town Map Political Statistics Founded 1836 Incorporated 1848 Dane County Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 219. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... huiiuknki nujcxn uj File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Fitchburg is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Middleton is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Stoughton is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin, along the Yahara River. ...

(less than 10,000)

Blooming Grove | Bristol | Burke | Cottage Grove | De Forest | Dunkirk | Dunn | Maple Bluff | McFarland | Monona Blooming Grove is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Bristol is a town located in [[]]. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,698. ... Burke is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Cottage Grove is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... De Forest is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Dunkirk is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Dunn is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Maple Bluff is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... McFarland is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin on the eastern shore of Lake Waubesa. ... Monona is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ...

Oregon | Pleasant Springs | Shorewood Hills | Springfield | Town of Madison | Verona | Waunakee | Westport | Windsor Oregon is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Pleasant Springs is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Shorewood Hills is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Springfield is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Madison is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Verona is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Waunakee is a village located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Westport is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ... Windsor is a town located in Dane County, Wisconsin. ...

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Sun Prairie - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Sun Prairie (87 words)
City in south-central Wisconsin, a suburb 18 km/11 mi northeast of Madison;; population (1990) 15,300.
Traditionally a dairying centre, it has undergone much recent residential development.
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