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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Boscobel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grant County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53805 ZIP code.
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.
12% of Boscobel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Boscobel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.
Libraries in Boscobel include Hildebrand Memorial Library ... View libraries
Grant County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boscobel political report.
The average commute time for Boscobel workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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