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Potosi is a town in Grant County, in the Platteville metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Potosi. For links to other places called Potosi, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Potosi is 42.697N. The longitude is -90.721W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 814 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 831.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Potosi demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grant 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 53820 ZIP code.
56% of Potosi residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Potosi ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Potosi was $16,379, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Potosi residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Potosi, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $800.
Grant County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Potosi political report.
The average commute time for Potosi workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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