De Forest, Wisconsin

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DeForest, originally part of the town of Windsor, is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States, along the Yahara River. The population was 7,368 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.



The village was named for Isaac De Forest, who in 1856 bought the land on which the village sits today.[3] Its name was long spelled "De Forest," but has since been changed to "DeForest."[4]


DeForest is located at 43°14′45″N 89°20′45″W / 43.24583°N 89.34583°W / 43.24583; -89.34583 (43.245751, -89.345869)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²), of which, 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.02%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,368 people, 2,675 households, and 2,000 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,525.3 people per square mile (589.0/km²). There were 2,761 housing units at an average density of 571.6/sq mi (220.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.34% White, 1.48% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

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