The Village of Prairie du Sac was incorporated in 1885 and is governed by a seven-member Village Board. The Village is located approximately 20 miles northwest of Madison, on the banks of the Wisconsin River and the Great Sauk State Trail. The village's population grew substantially in recent decades, increasing from approximately 2,100 residents in the 1980s to nearly 4,200 residents today. The village's tax base has grown significantly in recent years, increasing by more than 20% since 2014, to nearly $420 million in 2018. Prairie du Sac’s median household income is $60,538 . Prairie du Sac offers a great quality of life offering recreation, education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.