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Sun Prairie
Dane County, Wisconsin


Page Contents for Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.




Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Sun Prairie is approximately 18,636 (1990), 29364 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,718 (1990), 11636 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sun Prairie is 18.209 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sun Prairie to Washington DC is 732 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 10 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sun Prairie is positioned 43.18 degrees north of the equator and 89.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sun Prairie per capita income is $ 14,268.
Sun Prairie median income is $ 35,301.
Sun Prairie average annual rainfall is 30 inches per year
Sun Prairie average annual snowfall is 39 inches per year.
Sun Prairie average annual humidity is 73
The average winter temperature is 17 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.


ten miles northeast of Madison. Interstates 90 & 94 meet just outside town. Here is a map page for Sun Prairie.
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mid-latitude continental. The summers are usually warm and humid while the winters are normally cold and snowy. Here is a climate page for Sun Prairie.
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Weather information for Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin since 2001. Current conditions, Forecasts, maps, severe weather alerts and more.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Sun Prairie. Learn how Sun Prairie was named on this page
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The incorporation of Sun Prairie



Information for Sun Prairie

Family Aquatic Center

The Youth Baseball Complex

Municipal Pet Exercise Area

The Skateboard Park

Midget Auto Racing (Angell Park)

Prairie Athletic Club

The Civic Theatre

The Colonial Club Senior Center]


Sun Prairie Golf Club
Happy Valley Road
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Prairie Lanes (Bowling)

The Ice Skating Rink (near the Athletic Club)

'Big' Parks include: Wetmore Park, Sheehan Park and Angell Park.

Historical Library and Museum
115 E. Main St.
Sun Prairie, WI
Phone: 608-837-2915
Please call for additional information
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Sun Prairie City Government

Municipal Building
300 E. Main St.
Phone: (608) 837-2511
Fax: 608-825-6879
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sun Prairie Chamber

Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce
109 E. Main St.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Phone: 608-837-4547

Sun Prairie Community Events

Concerts in the Parks
Place: Wetmore Park
Time: 6:30-7:30p.m.
"On the average, about 340 people attend the concerts each night. Plenty of shade is available. People attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. "

Sun Prairie Organizations

Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce
109 E. Main St.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Phone: 608-837-4547

Sun Prairie Libraries

Sun Prairie Public Library
1350 Linnerud Dr.
Sun Prairie, WI
Phone: (608) 825-READ (7323)email us at:

Historical Library and Museum
115 E. Main St.
Sun Prairie, WI
Phone: 608-837-2915
Please call for additional information

Sun Prairie Schools

Here is an education page for Sun Prairie. This is another education page.

Students here attend schools in the sun Prairie Area School District. Sun Prairie


The population of Sun Prairie was:
1870 - 626
1880 - 597
1890 - 704
1900 - 838
1910 - 1,119
1920 - 1,236
1930 - 1,337
1940 - 1,622
1950 - 2,262
1960 - 4,009
1970 - 9,935
1980 - 12,931
1990 - 15,352
1998 - 18,641 (estimated)
2000 - 18,636 (projection)

July, 2000
Sun Prairie is a very attractive city and though it has changed a great deal since I first moved here over ten years ago, it will always hold a special place in my heart. There's way more to Sun Prairie than a new resident might think. its historical buildings and facts make it one of the most interesting cities near Madison. We've stepped into the year 2000 by adding new houses and subdivisions and offer a small variety of stores close by. It seems like almost everyone in Wisconsin knows of the City of Sun Prairie and its fantastic that we've grown so much. But, I'll always prefer to think of the small city I originally moved into--where most intersections had stops signs instead of stoplights, a person could go anywhere without standing in line for hours or waiting for what seems like forever to cross a road because of the busy traffic. I remember the days when Sun Prairie residents drove into Madison for their weekend shopping, rather than Madison (and everyone else) coming to Sun Prairie...and I'll probably always remember it that way. Submitted by: Beth Noll

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