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Dewey is a town in Portage County, in the Stevens Point metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Dewey. For links to other places called Dewey, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dewey is 44.638N. The longitude is -89.575W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,138 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 975.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dewey demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Portage 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 54481 ZIP code.
26% of Dewey residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dewey ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dewey was $24,623, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Dewey residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dewey, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $394. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,071.
Portage County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dewey political report.
The average commute time for Dewey workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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