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Crandon is a city in Forest County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Major Frank P. Crandon, railroad official.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Crandon. For links to other places called Crandon, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Crandon is 45.571N. The longitude is -88.902W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,627 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,874.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Crandon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Forest 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 54520 ZIP code.
31% of Crandon residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Crandon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Crandon was $14,757, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Crandon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Crandon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $273. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $628.
Libraries in Crandon include Crandon Public Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Crandon include WBIJ.
Forest County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Crandon political report.
The average commute time for Crandon workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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