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Nekoosa is a city in Wood County, in the Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield metro area.
The community name derives from Winnebago for "running water"
The latitude of Nekoosa is 44.312N. The longitude is -89.904W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 951 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,631.
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37% of Nekoosa residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nekoosa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nekoosa was $17,063, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Nekoosa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Nekoosa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $693.
Libraries in Nekoosa include Charles & Joann Lester Library, Lester Public Library of Rome ... View libraries
Wood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nekoosa political report.
The average commute time for Nekoosa workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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