Dane County is the second largest county in the State of Wisconsin with a population of about 480,000 as of a 2007 census. There are over 60 cities, towns and villages within the county. The governing body is the Dane County Board of Supervisors.
Madison is Dane Counties largest city, which is the county seat as well as the State Capitol. It is also home to the University of Wisconsin ' Madison. The population of the City of Madison is estimated at over 223,00 people, making it the second largest city in Wisconsin and one of the fastest growing communities in the state.
Here are a few reasons why Dane County is a great place to live:
- Middleton - ranked best place to live in America 2007 (Money Magazine), #8 in 2011, #7 in 2005,and #4 in 2009
- Madison - ranked #2 place in the nation to educate your family and #3 best place to live in 2016 (Forbes Magazine)
- Madison - ranked in the 30 best places to live (Outside Magazine)
- Dane County Farmers Market - rated #1 in the US (Eating Well Magazine)
- Madison Public Schools - ranked #3 in the nation 2005 (Expansion Magazine)
- Madison - ranked #1 city for women (Ladies Home Journal 2006)