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Population (year 2000): 18,435. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,621 (-4.4% change)
Males: 8,736 (47.4%), Females: 9,699 (52.6%)

Wood County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $34,956 (year 2000)
Median house value: $68,700 (year 2000)

Wisconsin Rapids, WI residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Wisconsin Rapids:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.3%)
  • Other Asian (2.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (44.4%), Polish (11.8%), Irish (10.6%), Norwegian (7.3%), English (6.6%), United States (4.7%).

New! Rapids, Wisconsin forum

Elevation: 1028 feet

Land area: 13.3 square miles

Wisconsin

For population 25 years and over in Wisconsin Rapids

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wisconsin Rapids city

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

2.9% Foreign born (2.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -84 (-0.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WI (90.9 miles Oshkosh, pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (95.4 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (229.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Edwards, WI (3.5 miles Port WI (3.9 miles Biron, Wazeecha, WI (5.1 miles Lake WI (7.1 miles Nekoosa, WI (7.8 miles Rudolph, WI (11.9 miles Vesper,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 27 buildings, average cost: $99,000

Latitude: 44.39 N, Longitude: 89.82 W

Area code: 715


Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.2%), Educational,health and social services (18.9%), Retail trade (14.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,072 (+32.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,981 (61.7%)


 

Crime in Wisconsin Rapids by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 5.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 3 4 4 3 7
    per 100,000 16.3 16.3 21.7 21.7 16.3 38.0
Robberies 1 3 5 1 1 0
    per 100,000 5.4 16.3 27.1 5.4 5.4 0.0
Assaults 10 9 5 1 7 7
    per 100,000 54.2 48.8 27.1 5.4 38.0 38.0
Burglaries 142 194 160 151 155 167
    per 100,000 770.3 1052.3 867.9 819.1 840.8 905.9
Thefts 814 828 764 724 685 728
    per 100,000 4415.5 4491.5 4144.3 3927.3 3715.8 3949.0
Auto thefts 24 32 31 24 26 22
    per 100,000 130.2 173.6 168.2 130.2 141.0 119.3
259.9 293.8 262.2 236.2 234.5 253.7


Average climate in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Rapids-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the Wisconsin Rapids city center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/27/1994, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 22 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Bryan Reffner - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Nov 6, 1963).


Main business address for: NORTHLAND CRANBERRIES INC /WI/ (AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION - CROPS), RENAISSANCE LEARNING INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE).


Hospital/medical center in Wisconsin Rapids:
  • RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (410 DEWEY ST PO BOX 8080)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wisconsin Rapids:
  • ST MICHAELS HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • ADAMS CTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; FRIENDSHIP, WI)
  • NORWOOD HEALTH CTR 211 (about 31 miles; MARSHFIELD, WI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wisconsin Rapids:
  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN (about 29 miles; MOSINEE, WI; ID: CWA)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 43 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; ID: VOK)
  • RHINELANDER-ONEIDA COUNTY (about 89 miles; RHINELANDER, WI; ID: RHI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wisconsin Rapids:
  • ALEXANDER FIELD SOUTH WOOD COUNTY (about 3 miles; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; ID: ISW)
  • STEVENS POINT MUNI (about 24 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; ID: STE)
  • MARSHFIELD MUNI (about 31 miles; MARSHFIELD, WI; ID: MFI)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   3 $5,548
Police Protection - Officers 36 $154,779 $51,593 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $33,628 $33,628 14 $4,351
Firefighters 32 $163,973 $61,489 0 $0
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $182
Welfare 2 $7,249 $43,494 1 $1,568
Solid Waste Management 7 $22,691 $38,898 0 $0
Sewerage 8 $30,761 $46,141 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $34,430 $45,906 7 $1,641
Local Libraries 14 $43,583 $37,356 13 $9,936
Streets and Highways 46 $165,769 $43,244 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $34,678 $46,237 3 $4,474
Other Government Administration 6 $23,258 $46,516 2 $5,347
Other and Unallocable 6 $22,561 $45,122 4 $1,472
Totals for Government 187 $737,359 $47,317 48 $34,518


College/University in Wisconsin Rapids:
  • MID-STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,364; Location: 500 32ND ST N; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wisconsin Rapids:
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 21 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,083)
  • NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 41 miles; WAUSAU, WI; FT enrollment: 2,039)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH (about 93 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; FT enrollment: 9,057)
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 93 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 7,914)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 95 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 8,737)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 95 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 37,607)
  • FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT APPLETON (about 99 miles; APPLETON, WI; FT enrollment: 3,364)
Public high schools in Wisconsin Rapids:
  • LINCOLN HI (Students: 1,479; Location: 1801 16TH ST S; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • RIVER CITIES HIGH SCH (Students: 74; Location: 680 W GRAND AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Wisconsin Rapids:
  • EAST JR (Students: 786; Location: 311 LINCOLN ST; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • WEST JR (Students: 620; Location: 1921 27TH AVE S; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • MEAD EL (Students: 419; Location: 241 17TH AVE S; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HOWE EL (Students: 387; Location: 221 8TH ST N; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WOODSIDE EL (Students: 380; Location: 611 TWO MILE AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • GROVE EL (Students: 322; Location: 471 GROVE AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • GRANT EL (Students: 321; Location: 8511 COUNTY ROAD WW; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WASHINGTON EL (Students: 310; Location: 2911 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • PITSCH EL (Students: 162; Location: 501 17TH ST S; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CHILDRENS CHOICE EL (Students: 161; Location: 2390 48TH ST S; Grades: PK - 06)
Library in Wisconsin Rapids:
  • MCMILLAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,470,025; Location: 490 EAST GRAND AVENUE; 111,561 books; 5,545 audio materials; 5,723 video materials; 340 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Wisconsin Rapids: Wisconsin Rapids City Hall (A), Wood County Courthouse (B), South Wood County Historical Society Museum (C), McMillian Memorial Library (D).

Shopping Center: Rapids Mall Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Wisconsin Rapids include: Saint John the Evangelist Church (A), Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church (D), Christian Reformed Church (E), Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Fiath Church (G), First Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Forest Hill Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2).

Reservoir: Wisconsin Rapids Flowage 5391 (A).

Creeks: Quinnell Creek (A), Cranberry Creek (B).

Parks in Wisconsin Rapids include: Mead Field (1), Lyon Park (2), Demitz Park (3), Gaynor Park (4), Hanson Park (5), Robinson Park (6), Rapids Municipal Zoo (7), Witter Field (8).

Post office: (A).  


Wisconsin Rapids compared to Wisconsin state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Wisconsin Rapids:
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wisconsin Rapids:
  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMMA (93.9 FM; NEKOOSA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)

TV broadcast stations around Wisconsin Rapids:
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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