River Falls, Wisconsin

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Population in 2014: 15,175 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.8%
 
Males: 6,907  (45.5%)
Females: 8,268  (54.5%)
Median resident age:  24.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 54022.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,583 (it was $41,184 in 2000)
River Falls:

$47,583
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,239 (it was $17,667 in 2000)

River Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $171,584 (it was $125,800 in 2000)
River Falls:

$171,584
WI:

$163,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $777.

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  • Races in River Falls, WI (2013)

    River Falls races chart
    • 13,94992.1%White alone
    • 3602.4%Asian alone
    • 3302.2%Hispanic
    • 1911.3%Two or more races
    • 1471.0%Black alone
    • 600.4%American Indian alone
    • 540.4%Other race alone
    • 200.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in River Falls: 113.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.9%), Irish (13.0%), Norwegian (11.5%), English (4.9%), Polish (4.6%), Swedish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1875

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 4.98 square miles.

Population density: 3,050 people per square mile   (average).

River Falls,WI real estate house value index trend

River Falls, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in River Falls:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in River Falls city:

  • Never married: 55.3%
  • Now married: 33.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

315 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

2.1%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in River Falls, Wisconsin as of December 06, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in River Falls to the number of sex offenders is 155 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,496 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,491 (2.3%)

River Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Paul, MN (24.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (324.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Troy, WI (2.1 miles ), Kinnickinnic, WI (2.2 miles ), Clifton, WI (2.5 miles ), St. Marys Point, MN (2.9 miles ), Oak Grove, WI (2.9 miles ), Lake St. Croix Beach, MN (2.9 miles ), Trimbelle, WI (2.9 miles ), Lakeland Shores, MN (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 58 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2002: 99 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $257,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $229,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $279,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.86 N, Longitude: 92.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,725 (-11.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,098 (37.2%)

Area code: 715

River Falls household income distribution River Falls home values distribution

Crime rates in River Falls by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000001300
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.620.10.00.0
Rapes 1020344554494
per 100,000 7.80.015.30.022.629.028.434.433.926.626.859.126.2
Robberies 0343237401420
per 100,000 0.023.630.622.915.021.749.727.50.06.626.813.10.0
Assaults 7412913273326312436189
per 100,000 54.931.591.968.897.7195.6234.2178.7210.2159.3241.2118.259.0
Burglaries 51518085735668503734414431
per 100,000 400.3401.3612.8649.7548.7405.7482.5343.7250.9225.7274.7289.0203.3
Thefts 475464400409337361420317361344336253259
per 100,000 3,727.83,651.03,064.23,126.22,533.32,615.42,980.22,178.82,448.32,283.42,251.01,661.51,698.4
Auto thefts 1723142018168791812914
per 100,000 133.4181.0107.2152.9135.3115.956.848.161.0119.580.459.191.8
Arson 3N/A20102153510
per 100,000 23.5N/A15.30.07.50.014.26.933.919.933.56.60.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 196.6193.6205.0195.0184.7202.4232.0178.8181.7177.4224.0159.4117.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in River Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Wisconsin average:

2.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,390 (+12.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in River Falls: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in River Falls, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

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

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the River Falls city center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 158 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

River Falls-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 94% smaller 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 175.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 187.2 miles away from River Falls center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 337.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 300.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 215.9 miles away from River Falls center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
River Falls topographic map

Birthplace of: Frankie Rayder - Female model, Aldrich Ames - (b. 1941), Anna Dodge - Actor, Eli Cottonwood - Professional wrestler, Francis Paul Prucha - Historian, Missy Rayder - Female model, Karyn Bye-Dietz - Ice hockey player, Warren P. Knowles - Politician, Hugh H. Price - Politician, Terry Musser - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in River Falls:

  • RIVER FALLS AREA HSPTL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1629 E DIVISION ST)
  • GRACE HEALTHCARE OF RIVER FALLS (1663 E DIVISION ST)
  • LUTHERAN HOME RIVER FALLS (640 N MAIN ST)
  • RIVER FALLS AREA HOSP-KINNIC HOME DIV (500 N MAIN ST)

Airports and heliports located in River Falls:

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College/University in River Falls:

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (Full-time enrollment: 5,868; Location: 410 S 3rd St; Public; Website: www.uwrf.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near River Falls:

  • Inver Hills Community College (about 22 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,049)
  • Century College (about 22 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 24 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 24 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)
  • Saint Paul College (about 25 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,778)
  • Concordia University-Saint Paul (about 27 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Macalester College (about 28 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,174)

Public high schools in River Falls:

  • RIVER FALLS HIGH (Students: 951, Location: 818 CEMETERY RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • RENAISSANCE CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 47, Location: 211 N FREMONT ST, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • RIVER FALLS ESCHOOL (Location: 852 E DIVISION ST, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in River Falls:

Private elementary/middle schools in River Falls:

  • ST BRIDGET PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 163, Location: 135 E DIVISION ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • HEARTLAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 33, Location: N8226 945TH ST, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in River Falls

Library in River Falls:

  • RIVER FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $974,633; Location: 140 UNION ST.; 78,064 books; 4,723 e-books; 10,169 audio materials; 7,366 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 180 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Public high schools- River Falls High School- 818 Cemetery Rd. Students- est. 1000
  • Grace Mission Nondenominational church needs to be added to your list of churches in River Falls, Wisconsin. Here's the info: Attn: Pastor Jim Grothe Grace Mission Nondenominational Church 214 North Main Street River Falls, WI 54022 (715) 425-0031 http://www.gracemissionrf.org Thanks, Isaac http://www.qcs-rf.com

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Notable locations in River Falls: University of Wisconsin - River Falls Farm Number 1 (A), Stratton Hall (B), South Hall (C), Rodli Commons (D), River Falls Public Library (E), River Falls City Hall (F), Prucha Hall (G), Parker Hall (H), North Hall (I), McMillian Hall (J), May Hall (K), Klienpell Fine Arts Building (L), Johnson Hall (M), Ingram Center (N), Hillcrest Rest Home (O), Hathorn Hall (P), Hathorn Cottage (Q), Hagestad Student Center (R), Grimm Hall (S), Crabtree Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Riverside Square Shopping Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in River Falls include: Church of Saint Bridget (A), Trinity Episcopal Church (B), Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (C), First Covenant Church (D), First Congregational Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Ezekiel Lutheran Church (G), Apostolic Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Bridget Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lower Kinnikinnic Pond 116 (A), Upper Kinnickinnic 112 Reservoir (B), Upper Basin 0.34 Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: South Fork Kinnickinnic River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in River Falls include: Glen Park Municipal Swimming Pool (1), Glen Park (2), Golf View Park (3), Ramer Field (4), Tower Park (5), Wall Amphitheatre (6), Wells Park (7), Hoffman Park (8), Mound Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Kinni Valley Stables (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1171 30th Avenue).

Hotels: Country Inn-Suites River Falls (1525 Commerce Court), Best Western Colonial Motor Inn (708 North Main Street).

Court: Municipal Court (115 East Elm Street).

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.2. This is about average.

City:

79.2
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.08
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 0.198. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.198
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 22.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.19
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00245. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00245
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.9%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 77.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in River Falls in 2010:

  • 2,396 people in college/university student housing
  • 53 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in River Falls in 2000:

  • 1,942 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 153 people in nursing homes
  • 33 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

River Falls, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in River Falls (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of River Falls: The First National Bank Of River Fal, Wellhaven Branch, Uw-River Falls Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $264.9 mil, Deposits: $217.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bancorp Of River Falls, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: River Falls Branch at 103 South Second, branch established on 1934/12/01. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • River Falls State Bank: at 124 South Second Street, branch established on 1949/10/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $81.9 mil, Deposits: $68.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: River Falls Bancshares, Inc.
  • Security Financial Bank: River Falls Branch at 1561 Commerce Court, branch established on 2005/04/04. Info updated 2008/01/24: Bank assets: $314.9 mil, Deposits: $213.8 mil, headquarters in Durand, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Security Financial Services Corporation
  • Associated Bank, National Association: River Falls N Main Branch at 704 North Main Street, branch established on 1994/01/24. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Wisconsin average:

10.5

River Falls travel time to work - commute River Falls mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for River Falls city (based on Pierce County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,31629
Catholic6,7906
Evangelical Protestant3,27520
Other1372
None21,501-
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: 6
Pierce County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Pierce County:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

7.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

26.7%
Wisconsin:

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

10.4%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.2%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

55.4%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
River Falls:

21.8%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
River Falls:

9.4%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
River Falls:

7.0
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.0%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

62.5%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.8%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of River Falls, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$38,521$51,3610$0
Other Government Administration 4$23,895$71,6858$4,182
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$6,361
Police Protection - Officers 22$118,210$64,4780$0
Police - Other 2$7,286$43,7163$5,463
Firefighters 1$6,294$75,52851$22,054
Streets and Highways 13$63,358$58,4841$4,031
Health 4$13,896$41,68832$15,521
Sewerage 3$15,323$61,2920$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,683$56,1960$0
Water Supply 4$20,065$60,1950$0
Electric Power 8$49,750$74,6250$0
Local Libraries 4$24,786$74,35814$24,679
Other and Unallocable 1$5,221$62,65289$7,694
Totals for Government 76$391,288$61,782201$89,985

River Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,227,000 ($146.75)
    General Public Buildings: $285,000 ($18.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $184,000 ($12.13)
    General: $29,000 ($1.91)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,468,000 ($492.13)
    Police Protection: $1,865,000 ($122.90)
    Sewerage: $1,619,000 ($106.69)
    Regular Highways: $1,404,000 ($92.52)
    Water Utilities: $859,000 ($56.61)
    Libraries: $665,000 ($43.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $530,000 ($34.93)
    Natural Resources - Other: $474,000 ($31.24)
    Central Staff Services: $448,000 ($29.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $439,000 ($28.93)
    Health Services - Other: $388,000 ($25.57)
    Fire Protection: $366,000 ($24.12)
    Financial Administration: $354,000 ($23.33)
    Transit Utilities: $179,000 ($11.80)
    General - Other: $153,000 ($10.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $143,000 ($9.42)
    General Public Buildings: $89,000 ($5.86)
    Parking Facilities: $39,000 ($2.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $312,000 ($20.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $663,000 ($43.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $264,000 ($17.40)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($4.88)
    Central Staff: $67,000 ($4.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,454,000 ($227.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($2.70)

River Falls government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,362,000 ($89.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $541,000 ($35.65)
    All Other: $472,000 ($31.10)
    Regular Highways: $197,000 ($12.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $79,000 ($5.21)
    Parking Facilities: $19,000 ($1.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $51,000 ($3.36)
    Highways: $26,000 ($1.71)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $460,000 ($30.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $641,000 ($42.24)
    General Revenue, NEC: $553,000 ($36.44)
    Special Assessments: $518,000 ($34.14)
    Rents: $40,000 ($2.64)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,571,000 ($498.91)
    Water Utilities: $984,000 ($64.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,623,000 ($172.85)
    Highways: $534,000 ($35.19)
    All Other: $446,000 ($29.39)
    Health & Hospitals: $4,000 ($0.26)
  • Tax - Property: $2,531,000 ($166.79)
    NEC: $396,000 ($26.10)

River Falls government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $5,198,000 ($342.54)
    Water Utilities: $689,000 ($45.40)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,977,000 ($723.36)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,515,000 ($165.73)
    Water Utilities: $290,000 ($19.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,230,000 ($608.24)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $377,000 ($24.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $4,830,000 ($318.29)
    Other, NEC: $3,443,000 ($226.89)
    Water Utilities: $446,000 ($29.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $819,000 ($53.97)
    Electric Utilities: $368,000 ($24.25)
    Water Utilities: $156,000 ($10.28)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $645,000 ($42.50)

River Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $133,000 ($8.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,219,000 ($673.41)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $80,000 ($5.27)

5.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Croix County, WI  1.06% ($33,196 average AGI)
from Dakota County, MN  0.46% ($41,485)
from Washington County, MN  0.46% ($49,353)


6.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Croix County, WI  1.38% ($33,106 average AGI)
to Dakota County, MN  0.51% ($35,883)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.43% ($33,047)

Strongest AM radio stations in River Falls:

  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WEVR (1550 AM; 1 kW; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: HANTEN BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • 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.)
  • WMIN (740 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: WRPX, INC.)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in River Falls:

  • WEVR-FM (106.3 FM; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: HANTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRFW (88.7 FM; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS. SYS.)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVSS (90.7 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • W211AY (90.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WGVX (105.1 FM; LAKEVILLE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around River Falls:

  • W55AP (Channel 55; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of River Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 50m164ftTotal length
  • $135,000Total costs
  • 63,801Total average daily traffic
  • 5,400Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for River Falls, WI
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$165,15130$126,959194$153,1374$50,4852$827,3809$101,2861$110,780
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$73,6003$122,9179$189,3520$00$01$84,4400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$121,4542$163,76036$191,4652$13,7650$03$201,4270$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$165,9708$166,14438$186,5961$103,7400$03$162,1930$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$117,7500$02$296,8650$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9603.00 , 9604.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$176,9237$161,859
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$105,8601$118,530
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$118,8350$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$37,1900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9603.00 , 9604.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

  • RED BARN CAFE AND RED BARN COUNTRY STORE (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RUSH RIVER LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: N8623 CTY. RD. Y , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST MARYS CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY (Address: N8010 HWY 65 , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVER VALLEY CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 45
  • Hazardous Condition: 38
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - River Falls

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for River Falls, WI

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

  • Super 8 Motel River Falls, 1207 St Croix St, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 , Phone: (715) 425-8388, Fax: (715) 425-7103
  • Country Inn By Carlson, 1525 Commerce St, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 , Phone: (715) 425-9500, Fax: (715) 425-9200
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 708 N Main St, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 , Phone: (715) 425-6767, Fax: (715) 425-6464
  • Best Western Hotel & Suites, 100 Spring St, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 , Phone: (715) 425-1045, Fax: (715) 425-1845
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in River Falls, Wisconsin

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
Businesses in River Falls, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

River Falls compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

River Falls on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
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