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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, DeForest is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (18.00%), sales jobs (9.97%), and healthcare (7.66%).

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.

DeForest is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, DeForest’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Being a small village, DeForest does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of DeForest is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.38% of adults in DeForest have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in DeForest in 2010 was $32,711, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,844 for a family of four.

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 Polish.

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

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