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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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Median household income
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$31,574
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Phelps demographic reports
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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14% of Phelps residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Phelps, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $288.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $728.


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Libraries in Phelps include Eleanor Ellis Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Phelps workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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