For population 25 years and over in Rusk:
For population 15 years and over in Rusk town:
20 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 1.7% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (36.1 miles , pop. 61,704).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (84.6 miles , pop. 287,151).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (307.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Big Bend, WI (2.2 miles ), Strickland, WI (2.4 miles ), Sampson, WI (2.5 miles ), Weyerhaeuser, WI (2.5 miles ), Chetek, WI (2.8 miles ), Dovre, WI (3.0 miles ), Stubbs, WI (3.0 miles ), Sumner, WI (3.0 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 45.34 N, Longitude: 91.47 W
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Rusk: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Rusk, Wisconsin
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rusk-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Rusk town center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Rusk County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rusk:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Rusk compared to Wisconsin state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Rusk (based on Rusk County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.17%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,311 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,236 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $376,000
Total average daily traffic: 730
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 730
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1