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Phelps is a town in Vilas County.
Founded by the Hackley, Phelps, Bonnell Company; named for William Phelps, general manager
The latitude of Phelps is 46.064N. The longitude is -89.087W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,736 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,350.
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33% of Phelps residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Phelps ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Phelps was $17,337, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Phelps residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Phelps, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $288. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $728.
Libraries in Phelps include Eleanor Ellis Public Library ... View libraries
Vilas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Phelps political report.
The average commute time for Phelps workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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