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Brodhead is a city in Green County, in the Monroe metro area.

The community was named after Edward H. Broadhead of Milwaukee, in exchange for his promise to donate a church bell.

The latitude of Brodhead is 42.618N. The longitude is -89.376W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 794 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,095.


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Median household income
Local
$36,506
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brodhead demographic reports
Brodhead is near the Illinois border.
Pearling in the Sugar River was a major industry in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The Brodhead Band, organized in 1857, played at the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Freeport, IL.

The Half-Way Tree, south of the city, was said to mark the midpoint between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.

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.
Nearby parks & recreation: Sugar River State Trail
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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31% of Brodhead residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brodhead ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brodhead was $17,455, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Brodhead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Brodhead include Exchange Square Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Brodhead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $819.


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Libraries in Brodhead include Brodhead Memorial Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Brodhead include Brodhead Independent Register

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

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The average commute time for Brodhead workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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