Black River Falls, Wisconsin

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Population in 2019: 3,465 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 1,517  (43.8%)
Females: 1,948  (56.2%)
Median resident age:

47.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 54615.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,946 (it was $33,555 in 2000)
Black River Falls:

$35,946
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,046 (it was $21,532 in 2000)

Black River Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $116,398 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Black River Falls:

$116,398
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $189,847; detached houses: $196,894; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; in 2-unit structures: $87,512; mobile homes: $75,624; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $129,782

Median gross rent in 2019: $654.

March 2019 cost of living index in Black River Falls: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.3%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.7% for American Indian residents, 47.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Black River Falls, WI (2019)
    • 3,30394.0%White alone
    • 1083.1%Two or more races
    • 752.1%American Indian alone
    • 140.4%Hispanic

Races in Black River Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Black River Falls, Wisconsin as of August 08, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Black River Falls is 92 to 1.


Crime rates in Black River Falls by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(85.8)
2
(57.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.7)
1
(28.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(86.0)
3
(86.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.7)
2
(55.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.7)
1
(29.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(114.4)
4
(115.7)
4
(116.4)
2
(59.1)
2
(59.1)
4
(110.0)
11
(301.2)
1
(28.0)
1
(27.7)
4
(111.8)
3
(84.3)
1
(28.2)
2
(57.3)
1
(29.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(400.2)
14
(405.1)
19
(553.1)
33
(975.8)
14
(414.0)
3
(82.5)
8
(219.1)
3
(84.0)
16
(443.2)
10
(279.6)
7
(196.8)
5
(141.2)
11
(315.4)
2
(57.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
152
(4,345)
118
(3,414)
117
(3,406)
111
(3,282)
128
(3,785)
127
(3,491)
187
(5,120)
125
(3,500)
125
(3,463)
129
(3,606)
76
(2,137)
107
(3,022)
97
(2,781)
70
(2,027)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(85.8)
6
(173.6)
4
(116.4)
4
(118.3)
1
(29.6)
5
(137.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(56.0)
8
(221.6)
3
(83.9)
4
(112.5)
0
(0.0)
7
(200.7)
4
(115.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index300.2248.3207.6220.9194.6178.4302.3212.0223.3232.0125.1136.4238.2178.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Black River Falls, WI

Crime rate in Black River Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Wisconsin average:

2.18
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Ancestries: German (35.8%), Norwegian (13.6%), Irish (11.1%), American (8.4%), Polish (4.1%), Danish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 796 feet

Land area: 3.16 square miles.

Population density: 1,098 people per square mile   (low).

Black River Falls, Wisconsin map

55 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,327 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,039 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (38.5 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (111.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (233.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Brockway, WI (1.7 miles ),
Komensky, WI (2.9 miles ),
Irving, WI (3.0 miles ),
Hatfield, WI (3.2 miles),
Hixton, WI (3.2 miles ),
Alma Center, WI (3.2 miles ),
Merrillan, WI (3.2 miles ),
Dewhurst, WI (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 44.30 N, Longitude: 90.85 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Deer Capital of Wisconsin

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,537 (+72.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,043 (63.7%)

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Black River Falls, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Black River Falls, WI in 2019
Black River Falls satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $375,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $162,800
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $133,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $159,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Black River Falls, WI residents
Average permit cost in Black River Falls, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Historical population in Black River Falls, WI
Historical housing units in Black River Falls, WI
Most common industries in Black River Falls, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.8%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Social assistance (8.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Black River Falls, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (8.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Child care workers (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)

Average climate in Black River Falls, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Black River Falls-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Black River Falls city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.7 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Black River Falls-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 271.1 miles away from Black River Falls center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 432.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 408.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 432.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 200.0 miles away from Black River Falls center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Black River Falls topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Black River Falls:

  • BLACK RIVER MEM HSPTL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 711 W ADAMS ST)
  • FAMILY HERITAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1311 TYLER ST)
  • PINE VIEW CARE CTR (400 COUNTY RD R)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - BLACK RIVER FALLS (711 W ADAMS STREET)
  • BLACK RIVER MEMORIAL HOMECARE (711 WEST ADAMS)

Airports and heliports located in Black River Falls:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Black River Falls:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 39 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 39 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Viterbo University (about 40 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Winona State University (about 44 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 46 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 48 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 48 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)

Public high schools in Black River Falls:

  • BLACK RIVER FALLS HIGH (Students: 511, Location: 1200 PIERCE ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • BLACK RIVER CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Location: W6898 E STAFFON RD, Grades: 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Black River Falls:

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Library in Black River Falls:

  • BLACK RIVER FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $259,339; Location: 222 FILLMORE ST.; 31,239 books; 8,396 e-books; 5,380 audio materials; 2,630 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 84 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Black River Falls: Black River Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Jackson County Courthouse (B), Black River Falls Public Library (C), Black River Falls City Hall (D), Black River Falls Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Black River Falls include: Assembly of God Church (A), Community Christian Church (B), Faith Baptist Church (C), First Methodist Church (D), Gospel Tabernacle (E), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Black River Flowage 1610 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Town Creek (A), Red Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Black River Falls: Rock Springs Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Jackson County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 13 South 1st Street), Hoffman Aquatic Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1400 Tyler).

Hotels: Dr K'S Four Seasons RV Sales & Service Inc (W11099 Clark Road), Days Inn (919 State Highway 54), Best Western Arrowhead Lodge & Suites (N6254 Oasis Rd), Majestic Pines Casino Bingo & Hotel (Highway 54), Falls Motel (512 East 2nd Street), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (Highway 54 East).

Birthplace of: Truman Lowe - Hochunk sculptor, Ernie Rudolph - Baseball player, Phil Haugstad - Baseball player.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Black River Falls and their reported violations in the past:

BLACK RIVER FALLS WATERWORKS (Address: 119 N Water St , Population served: 3,608, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-11-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
BROCKWAY SANITARY DIST 1 (Population served: 2,692, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
MILLIS TRANSFER INC - RICHFIELD (Population served: 122, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2013), St Boil Water Order (MAY-29-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2013), St Public Notif issued (MAY-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2013)
NCN NORTH LLC BARN (Address: N8312 US HWY 12 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WI DNR BRSF PIGEON CREEK CMPGD (Address: 910 HWY 54 East , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2007), St Boil Water Order (SEP-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2007), St Public Notif issued (SEP-27-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-05-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2005)
WI DNR BRSF CASTLE MD CPGD 3 W (Address: 910 HWY 54 E , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WI DNR BRSF CASTLE MD CPGD 2 E (Address: 910 HWY 54 East , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-22-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-2010), St Other (2 times from FEB-08-2011 to FEB-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2011)
WI CHRISTIAN YTH CMP GREAT HALL (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Black River Falls that have no violations reported:

  • WI DNR BRSF SMREKAR TRAIL (Address: 910 HWY 54 East , Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI CHRISTIAN YTH CMP DINING - NURSE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNSET TAVERN (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LITTLE NORWAY LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI CHRISTIAN YTH CMP BATHHOUSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SQUAW CREEK LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRINITY EV LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WI DNR BRSF OUTDOOR GROUP CMPGD (Address: 910 Hwy 54 East , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINE HILL CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.4%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Black River Falls in 2010:

  • 122 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Black River Falls in 2000:

  • 182 people in nursing homes
  • 56 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Banks with branches in Black River Falls (2011 data):

  • Jackson County Bank: Highway 54 Branch at 616 Highway 54 East, branch established on 1996/07/18; at 8 Main Street, branch established on 1877/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $219.2 mil, Deposits: $183.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Wisconsin Bank Services, Inc.
  • Black River Country Bank: at 221 Main Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $70.9 mil, Deposits: $57.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Brad, Inc.
  • Citizens Community Federal: Black River Falls Branch at 611 Hwy 54 East, branch established on 2009/05/27. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $530.8 mil, Deposits: $444.7 mil, headquarters in Eau Claire, WI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 28 total offices
  • Waumandee State Bank: Black River Falls Branch at 203 Main Street, branch established on 1935/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/11: Bank assets: $157.5 mil, Deposits: $141.4 mil, headquarters in Waumandee, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Waumandee Bancshares, Ltd.

For population 15 years and over in Black River Falls:

Marital status in Black River Falls, WI
  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Black River Falls:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Wisconsin average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Black River Falls
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Black River Falls, WI (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,71517
Evangelical Protestant3,00819
Catholic1,4403
Other11
None11,285-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Here:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Jackson County:

9.59 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.6%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.2%
Wisconsin:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Black River Falls:

48.3%
Wisconsin:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Black River Falls:

29.2
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Black River Falls:

16.3%
Wisconsin:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

6.6%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Black River Falls:

26.6%
Wisconsin:

34.0%

General health condition:
Black River Falls:

56.4%
Wisconsin:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Black River Falls:

83.5%
State:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Black River Falls, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$41,161$37,99541$32,470
Streets and Highways 7$28,068$48,1175$4,599
Police Protection - Officers 7$35,017$60,0293$928
Firefighters 1$4,920$59,0400$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,861
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$2,879
Totals for Government 28$109,167$46,78659$43,737

Black River Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $450,000 ($129.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $195,000 ($56.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($1.44)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($0.87)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,631,000 ($1913.71)
    Water Utilities: $894,000 ($258.01)
    Health - Other: $868,000 ($250.51)
    Sewerage: $827,000 ($238.67)
    Central Staff Services: $804,000 ($232.03)
    Regular Highways: $747,000 ($215.58)
    Police Protection: $699,000 ($201.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $695,000 ($200.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $495,000 ($142.86)
    Libraries: $373,000 ($107.65)
    Transit Utilities: $210,000 ($60.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($30.88)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($16.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,000 ($10.39)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($7.22)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($3.75)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($3.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($2.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $432,000 ($124.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $50,000 ($14.43)

Black River Falls government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,048,000 ($302.45)
    Sewerage: $891,000 ($257.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000 ($113.71)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($1.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $61,000 ($17.60)
    Other: $36,000 ($10.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $527,000 ($152.09)
    General Revenue - Other: $196,000 ($56.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $24,000 ($6.93)
    Special Assessments: $19,000 ($5.48)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,857,000 ($1978.93)
    Water Utilities: $665,000 ($191.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $659,000 ($190.19)
    Highways: $268,000 ($77.34)
    Transit Utilities: $187,000 ($53.97)
    Education: $73,000 ($21.07)
    Other: $52,000 ($15.01)
  • Tax - Property: $2,340,000 ($675.32)
    Other: $22,000 ($6.35)
    Other License: $17,000 ($4.91)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,000 ($2.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,000 ($2.02)

Black River Falls government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,867,000 ($4002.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,788,000 ($3690.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,179,000 ($340.26)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000 ($28.86)

5.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.95% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.75% ($43,828)
from La Crosse County, WI  0.57% ($39,159)
Businesses in Black River Falls, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
Best Western1Jones New York1
Chevrolet1KFC1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Super 81
Days Inn1U.S. Cellular2
Dennys1UPS2
FedEx1Walmart1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Black River Falls:

  • WWIS (1260 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: WWIS RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Black River Falls:

  • WWIS-FM (99.7 FM; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: WWIS RADIO, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • W272AC (102.3 FM; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: SHALOM TRANSLATORS, INC.)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCCN-FM (107.5 FM; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN B/CG INC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WHTL-FM (102.3 FM; WHITEHALL, WI; Owner: THE WHTL GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Black River Falls:

  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
Black River Falls fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Black River Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 292ft / 89.1mTotal length
  • $1,506,000Total costs
  • 183,367Total average daily traffic
  • 22,059Total average daily truck traffic
  • 243,303Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Black River Falls, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 211960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Black River Falls, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Black River Falls)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Black River Falls, WI)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Black River Falls)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: FLYING K ENTERPRISES SKY RAIDER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 447 (40 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 507BB, N507BB, N-507BB, Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 05/13/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 11/16/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce D Brower, N7711 Ahlstorm Rd, Black River Falls, WI 54615
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8105W, N8105W, N-8105W, Serial Number: 28-2204, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 02/09/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 10/26/1999
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert L Prillwitz, N6609 Stenulson Rd, Black River Falls, WI 54615, Other Owners: Georgiana M Prillwitz
  • Aircraft: FREDRICKS JON E AVID MARK IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 82240, N82240, N-82240, Serial Number: 1232D, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 03/16/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 06/12/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Philip E Semke, Po Box 625, Black River Falls, WI 54615
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97P, N97P, N-97P, Serial Number: 881-2001, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 06/13/2001
    Registrant (LLC): Black River Construction Services LLC, 1206 Harrison St, Black River Falls, WI 54615
  • Aircraft: TEXTRON AVIATION INC B200GT (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 9, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-52 (898 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 99ML, N99ML, N-99ML, Serial Number: BY-256, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 05/12/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Black River Construction Services LLC, 1206 Harrison St, Black River Falls, WI 54615
  • Aircraft: UNIVERSAL STINSON 108-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 87 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2641, N2641, N-2641, Serial Number: 108-1523, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 09/01/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas C Betka, N6709 Leicht Rd, Black River Falls, WI 54615
  • Aircraft: HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORP B200GT (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 9, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-52 (898 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 99ML, N99ML, N-99ML, Serial Number: BY-170, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 04/01/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Black River Construction Services LLC, 1206 Harrison St, Black River Falls, WI 54615

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 47. The highest number of reported fires - 83 took place in 2012, and the least - 30 in 2010. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Black River Falls, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.3%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (25.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Black River Falls, WI
    • 30240.3%Structure Fires
    • 19325.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 18524.7%Outside Fires
    • 699.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Black River Falls, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Black River Falls, Wisconsin:

  • Super 8, W10090 Hwy 54e, Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615 , Phone: (715) 284-3320, Fax: (715) 284-0631
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, W10170 Hwy 54 E, Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615 , Phone: (715) 284-0888, Fax: (715) 284-9789
  • SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Black River Falls, WI, 600 Oasis Rd, Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615 , Phone: (715) 284-9471, Fax: (715) 309-5236
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Most common first names in Black River Falls, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6476.4 years
Mary5882.2 years
James5274.8 years
George4480.2 years
Robert4370.6 years
William4178.2 years
Anna3484.7 years
Edward3376.1 years
Helen3183.4 years
Dorothy3079.1 years
Most common last names in Black River Falls, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10377.6 years
Olson7379.4 years
Peterson5278.1 years
Anderson4779.2 years
Gilbertson4378.0 years
Thompson4277.7 years
Larson3177.7 years
Hanson3081.1 years
Stenulson2576.3 years
Nelson2376.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Black River Falls, WI
  • 88.6%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Electricity
  • 1.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Black River Falls, WI
  • 56.3%Electricity
  • 42.1%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel


Black River Falls compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 10 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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