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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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Median household income
Local
$55,369
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our DeForest demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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

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Median rent in DeForest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $598.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,213.


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Libraries in DeForest include Deforest Area Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for DeForest workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in DeForest include Holiday Inn Express Hotels.

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