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Port Edwards is a village in Wood County, in the Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield metro area.
The community was named after John Edwards, who built a sawmill here in 1840
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Port Edwards. For links to other places called Port Edwards, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Port Edwards is 44.350N. The longitude is -89.865W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 974 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,857.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Port Edwards demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wood 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 54469 ZIP code.
38% of Port Edwards residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Edwards ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Edwards was $20,750, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Port Edwards residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Port Edwards, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $417. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $921.
Wood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Port Edwards political report.
The average commute time for Port Edwards workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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