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Boscobel is a city in Grant County, in the Platteville metro area.

One tradition says the name derives from Italian for "beautiful forest"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Boscobel. For links to other places called Boscobel, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Boscobel is 43.134N. The longitude is -90.705W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,191.


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Median household income
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$32,698
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Boscobel demographic reports
Boscobel is on the Wisconsin River
The Hotel Boscobel is the birthplace of the Gideon Bible
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Depot Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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36% of Boscobel residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Boscobel ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Boscobel was $15,432, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Boscobel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Boscobel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.


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Libraries in Boscobel include Hildebrand Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Grant County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boscobel political report.

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The average commute time for Boscobel workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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