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Mineral Point is a city in Iowa County, in the Madison metro area.
The community was named for the lead ore that was discovered in the hills here in the 1820s.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Mineral Point. For links to other places called Mineral Point, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mineral Point is 42.86N. The longitude is -90.179W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,040 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,510.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mineral Point demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Iowa 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 53565 ZIP code.
32% of Mineral Point residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mineral Point ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mineral Point was $21,097, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Mineral Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Mineral Point include Mineral Point Hill, Mineral Point Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mineral Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $369. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $868.
Libraries in Mineral Point include Mineral Point Public Library ... View libraries
Iowa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mineral Point political report.
The average commute time for Mineral Point workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Mineral Point include Comfort Inn Mineral Point.
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