DeForest, WI
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DeForest is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 9,550 people and two constituent neighborhoods, DeForest is the 98th largest community in Wisconsin.

DeForest real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although DeForest house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

DeForest is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, DeForest is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in DeForest who work in office and administrative support (16.90%), sales jobs (9.14%), and management occupations (8.06%).

Also of interest is that DeForest has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, DeForest is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making DeForest a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, DeForest has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, DeForest’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

DeForest is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The overall education level of DeForest citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.20% of adults in DeForest have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in DeForest in 2010 was $31,705, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,820 for a family of four. However, DeForest contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call DeForest home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of DeForest residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in DeForest include Norwegian, Irish, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in DeForest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.

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