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Villisca is a city in Montgomery County.

The community name is probably a variant spelling of Waliska, evil spirit of the Sauk and Fox tribes

The latitude of Villisca is 40.929N. The longitude is -94.975W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,076 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,286.


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Median household income
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$26,694
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Villisca demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· The Forks
Villisca received national attention for 1912 ax murders of six children and two adults. Although local residents had strong suspicions about who committed the crime, no one was ever convicted
Nearby parks & recreation: Viking Lake State Park
Historic sites and museums: Olson-Linn Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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28% of Villisca residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Villisca ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Villisca was $14,067, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Villisca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Villisca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $188.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $490.


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Libraries in Villisca include Villisca Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Villisca include Villisca Review

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

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The average commute time for Villisca workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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