Rutland, Wisconsin

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Rutland, Wisconsin
Rutland town hall
Rutland town hall
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°53′3″N 89°18′55″W / 42.88417°N 89.31528°W / 42.88417; -89.31528
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Land35.3 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation892 ft (272 m)
 • Total1,887
 • Density53.5/sq mi (20.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-70400[2]
GNIS feature ID1584083[1]

Rutland is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,887 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Rutland and Stone are located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.4 square miles (91.7 km²), of which, 35.3 square miles (91.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.40%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,887 people, 689 households, and 560 families residing in the town. The population density was 53.5 people per square mile (20.7/km²). There were 704 housing units at an average density of 20.0 per square mile (7.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.20% White, 0.32% African American, 0.79% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 689 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $64,740, and the median income for a family was $66,333. Males had a median income of $38,681 versus $30,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,695. About 0.7% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Municipal services[edit]

Municipal sewer and water services are not available within the town; some areas are served by a natural gas utility. Law enforcement services are provided by the Dane County Sheriff's Department. The town is served by fire and emergency medical services departments from Stoughton, Brooklyn and Oregon.


Madison International Speedway is located near Wisconsin Highway 138 in Rutland.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1911,' Biographical Sketch of A. H. Sholts, pg. 756

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Coordinates: 42°52′44″N 89°21′00″W / 42.87889°N 89.35000°W / 42.87889; -89.35000