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Population in 2010: 1,523. Population change since 2000: +14.2%
 

Males: 798  (52.4%)
Females: 725  (47.6%)

Median resident age:  40.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54656.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,045 (it was $36,172 in 2000)
Little Falls:

$46,045
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,036

Little Falls town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $139,496 (it was $84,200 in 2000)
Little Falls:

$139,496
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $161,450; Detached houses: $173,140; In 2-unit structures: $227,790; Mobile homes: $84,420

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Little Falls races chart
  • White alone - 1,465 (96.2%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Little Falls: 155.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (45.2%), Norwegian (19.3%), English (11.2%), Irish (10.6%), United States (5.1%), Polish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1030 feet

Land area: 68.4 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Little Falls:

  • High school or higher: 74.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Little Falls town:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 66.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

21 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.6%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Little Falls town:  1.1% ($946)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Little Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (26.6 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (102.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (224.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cataract, WI (1.2 miles) , Melrose, WI (2.6 miles ), Irving, WI (2.9 miles ), New Lyme, WI (3.0 miles) , Sparta, WI (3.3 miles ), Burns, WI (3.3 miles ), Angelo, WI (3.5 miles ), North Bend, WI (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 44.09 N, Longitude: 90.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +193 (+16.9%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Little Falls-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Little Falls town center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Little Falls topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Little Falls:

  • MAYO CLINIC HLTH SYSTM, FRANCISCAN HLTHCARE-SPARTA (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; SPARTA, WI)
  • MORROW MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SPARTA, WI)
  • FAMILY HERITAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI)

Amtrak station near Little Falls:

  • 20 miles: TOMAH (W. WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Little Falls:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 27 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,660)
  • Western Technical College (about 27 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,278)
  • Viterbo University (about 28 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Winona State University (about 39 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 7,637)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 42 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 58 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 58 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)

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Churches in Little Falls include: Glass Church (A), Peace Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Carr Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Mud Lake (A), Shallow Lake (B), Deep Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Big Creek (A), Spencer Creek (B), Fisher Creek (C), Jenkins Valley Creek (D), Rathbone Creek (E), Dustin Creek (F), Douglas Creek (G), Printz Creek (H), Soper Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Little Falls include: Sand Creek Pines State Natural Area (1), Big Creek State Fishery Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.2%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.2%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Little Falls, WI

7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Little Falls compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Little Falls town (based on Monroe County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.31%
Here61.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents41.3%15.6%15.5%5.9%4.3%
Congregations12.9%12.9%10.0%8.6%4.3%
NameOld Order AmishEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%2.5%2.5%1.5%7.3%
Congregations18.6%5.7%2.9%1.4%22.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Monroe County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Monroe County:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

13.0%

6.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($584 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.10%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.23% ($31,581 average AGI)
from Juneau County, WI  0.61% ($25,624)
from Vernon County, WI  0.39% ($28,281)


6.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to La Crosse County, WI  1.26% ($28,636 average AGI)
to Juneau County, WI  0.52% ($29,674)
to Dane County, WI  0.30% ($35,408)

Strongest AM radio stations in Little Falls:

  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Little Falls:

  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WWIS-FM (99.7 FM; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: WWIS 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)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Little Falls:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total costs: $164,000
Total average daily traffic: 16,070
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,217
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 20,986

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 6
  • 2000-2009: 2
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