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Colby is a city in Clark County. (The community straddles Clark and Marathon counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after Gardner Colby of Boston, whose construction company built the railroad here.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Colby. For links to other places called Colby, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Colby is 44.91N. The longitude is -90.315W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,352 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,666.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Colby demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clark 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 54421 ZIP code.
59% of Colby residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colby ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colby was $16,137, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Colby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Colby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $794.
Libraries in Colby include Colby Public Library ... View libraries
Clark County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colby political report.
The average commute time for Colby workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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