About Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie is a vibrant and thriving community located in northeastern Dane county, just east of the City of Madison. The City of Sun Prairie has experienced strong population growth since its incorporation from a village to a city in 1958, undergoing a transformation from a relatively small community of less than 4,000 to an estimated 32,933 today.

The City is well situated regionally, with excellent access to major transportation routes and facilities. Known by many as the birthplace of artist Georgia O’Keefe, Sun Prairie benefits from its proximity to the City of Madison and the University of Wisconsin, which provide many amenities, events, and attractions for both residents of and visitors to the Sun Prairie area.

Sun Prairie has become known in the region for its high quality of life, its excellent parks and recreation programs, historic downtown, its exceptional public school system, and progressive approach to the development and redevelopment of the community.

Doing Business


Sun Prairie is a rapidly growing business-friendly city, offering small city life within a thriving metropolitan area, consistently ranked as one of the top places in America to live. Sun Prairie continues to have one of the fastest growing retail areas in the state, one of the most successful downtown redevelopment areas, and continues to be one of the region's most successful employment centers with growing manufacturing, technology and entrepreneurial sectors. Learn more about doing business in Sun Prairie on the Economic Development page.