De Forest, WI Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 7,368. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,438 (+14.5% change)
Males: 3,546 (48.1%), Females: 3,822 (51.9%)

Zip code: 53532

Median resident age: 32.6 years
Median household income: $55,369
Median house value: $136,700

Races in DeForest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.2%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (46.0%), Norwegian (20.3%), Irish (12.4%), English (6.4%), Polish (5.9%), French (4.7%).

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in DeForest

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in DeForest village

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +2,328 (+46.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near DeForest:

  • MENDOTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (about 9 miles; MADISON, WI)
  • MERITER HOSPITAL INC (about 14 miles; MADISON, WI)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; MADISON, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to DeForest:

  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 8 miles; MADISON, WI; Abbreviation: MSN)
  • ROCK CO (about 49 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)
  • WITTMAN REGIONAL (about 75 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; Abbreviation: OSH)
Other public-use airports nearest to DeForest:

  • WAUNAKEE (about 10 miles; WAUNAKEE, WI; Abbreviation: 6P3)
  • GILBERT FIELD (about 15 miles; RIO, WI; Abbreviation: 94C)
  • BLACKHAWK AIRFIELD (about 16 miles; MADISON, WI; Abbreviation: 87Y)
Amtrak station near DeForest:

  • 13 miles: MADISON (800 LANGDON ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to DeForest:

  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 9 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 13 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 14 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 52 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,493)
  • MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 67 miles; FOND DU LAC, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,037)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • WAUKESHA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 76 miles; PEWAUKEE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,465)

Libraries

Library in DeForest:

  • DEFOREST AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $516,565; Location: 605 S. MAIN ST.; 48,280 books; 3,274 audio materials; 5,963 video materials; 157 serial subscriptions)