Stoughton, WI
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Stoughton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 13,067 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Stoughton is the 65th largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stoughton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stoughton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stoughton who work in office and administrative support (13.21%), sales jobs (10.46%), and management occupations (10.23%).

Also of interest is that Stoughton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of Stoughton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.89% of adults in Stoughton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Stoughton in 2010 was $28,027, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,108 for a family of four. However, Stoughton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Stoughton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stoughton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Stoughton include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Stoughton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.