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DeForest is a village in Dane County, in the Madison metro area.
The community was named after Isaac DeForest, landowner who grew wheat here
The latitude of DeForest is 43.245N. The longitude is -89.345W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 948 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,088.
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36% of DeForest residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the DeForest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in DeForest was $21,089, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of DeForest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in DeForest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $598. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,213.
Libraries in DeForest include Deforest Area Public Library ... View libraries
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our DeForest political report.
The average commute time for DeForest workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in DeForest include Holiday Inn Express Hotels.
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