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Wisdom is in Beaverhead County.

The community was named for the Wisdom River

The latitude of Wisdom is 45.618N. The longitude is -113.45W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,050 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 114.


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Median household income
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$24,583
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wisdom demographic reports
Wisdom is in Big Hole Valley
Lewis and Clark traveled here in 1805

In August of 1877, the Battle of the Big Hole was fought between the Nez Perce and the U.S. miliary.

Historic sites and museums: Big Hole National Battlefield
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A traveler must seek Wisdom. Nobody stumbles on it.
-- Denver Post, July 30, 2000

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20% of Wisdom residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wisdom ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wisdom was $18,172, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Wisdom residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wisdom, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $194.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,042.


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

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The average commute time for Wisdom workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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~ Denver Post, July 30, 2000

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