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Platteville, WI

Population: 12,457
Median Age: 22
Median Home Price: $177,132

Platteville is the largest city in Grant County. Platteville began in 1827 and was given its name by European Americans along the Platte River and used to be a small farming and fur trading community. Platteville is a college town and grew partially due to an increasing number of engineering firms taking advantage of the college’s engineering program. Today Main Street remains the center of the community with numerous businesses and services to fulfill the needs of the city and outlining areas. Platteville is also home to two museums, a gallery, and the municipal auditorium. Major employers in the area include UW Platteville, Heartland Health Care, Southwest Health, Esterline Avista and HyPro.


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