Potosi, Wisconsin

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Potosi, Wisconsin

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High Points

Potosi strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Potosi Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% Potosi Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Potosi, Wisconsin

Comparing Potosi to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 4
Senior Citizens 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Age of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 5
People Above Poverty 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 10
Housing Recently Built 4 3

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Potosi Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 53820
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.689
Longitude -90.711

Potosi Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.7 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station GUTTENBERG L & D 10
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
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Potosi Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 711 100%
Male 352 49.5%
Female 359 50.5%
Under 18 171 24.1%
18+ 540 75.9%
65+ 127 17.9%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.96
White 704 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1%

Estimated Potosi Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 728
Growth 17
Growth % 2.4%

Potosi Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 63.7%
US/American 10.2%
Irish 8.5%
English 4.6%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
French Canadian 1.9%
Norwegian 1.9%
Scottish 1.8%
Swiss 1.6%
Dutch 1.2%
Swedish 0.9%
Welsh 0.5%
British 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Potosi 711 $47,955
Bloomington 701 $40,833
Cassville 1,085 $35,625
Cuba City 2,156 $46,550
Dickeyville 1,043 $47,054
Lancaster 4,070 $47,500
Platteville 9,989 $50,583
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Potosi High Schools (2004)

128 HIGHWAY 61 N
Serves 166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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