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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.


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Median household income
Local
$43,182
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mineral Point demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the community as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2007.
Local festivals include:
  • Iowa County Fair - Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Cornish Festival - Sept. 28-30, 2007
  • Winter Carnival - Jan. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mineral Point web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Pendarvis State Historic Site, Orchard Lawn Museum, Mineral Point Railroad Museum
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

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.

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23% of Mineral Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Mineral Point include Mineral Point Hill, Mineral Point Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mineral Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $369.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $868.


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Libraries in Mineral Point include Mineral Point Public Library ... View libraries

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Iowa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mineral Point political report.

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The average commute time for Mineral Point workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Mineral Point include Comfort Inn Mineral Point.

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