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Prentice is a village in Price County.
One tradition says the community was named after Alexander Prentice, first postmaster; another says it is named after an early surveyor, Jackson Prentice.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Prentice. For links to other places called Prentice, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Prentice is 45.546N. The longitude is -90.286W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,539 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 590.
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35% of Prentice residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prentice ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prentice was $16,216, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Prentice residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Prentice, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $272. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $690.
Price County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prentice political report.
The average commute time for Prentice workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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