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Peshtigo is a city in Marinette County, in the Marinette metro area.

The community name derives from an Indian term variously translated as "snapping turtle" or "wild goose"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Peshtigo. For links to other places called Peshtigo, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Peshtigo is 45.054N. The longitude is -87.749W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,375.


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Median household income
Local
$34,898
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Peshtigo demographic reports
Peshtigo is on the Peshtigo River, near Lake Michigan
On Oct. 8, 1871, on the same night of the Great Chicago fire, a forest fire began here that leveled the town; estimates of the death toll ranged as high as 1,200
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Historical Day - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Peshtigo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Peshtigo Fire Museum

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37% of Peshtigo residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peshtigo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peshtigo was $16,379, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Peshtigo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Peshtigo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $687.


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Newspapers in Peshtigo include Peshtigo Times

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Marinette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peshtigo political report.

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The average commute time for Peshtigo workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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