Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 18,039 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 
Males: 8,666  (48.0%)
Females: 9,373  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54494.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,228 (it was $34,956 in 2000)
Wisconsin Rapids:

$35,228
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,268 (it was $17,723 in 2000)

Wisconsin Rapids city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,437 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Wisconsin Rapids:

$86,437
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $93,049; Detached houses: $95,542; Townhouses or other attached units: $113,080; In 2-unit structures: $116,173; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $41,326; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $57,221; Mobile homes: $19,256

Median gross rent in 2012: $575.

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  • White alone - 16,333 (89.3%)
  • Asian alone - 861 (4.7%)
  • Hispanic - 395 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 345 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 252 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 103 (0.6%)

Races in Wisconsin Rapids detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wisconsin Rapids: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.2%), Polish (12.7%), Irish (8.5%), Norwegian (4.5%), English (3.7%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1869

Elevation: 1028 feet

Land area: 13.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,360 people per square mile   (low).

Wisconsin Rapids,WI real estate house value index trend

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Wisconsin Rapids:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wisconsin Rapids city:

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

704 residents are foreign born (2.3% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  3.9%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 59 registered sex offenders living in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin as of July 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wisconsin Rapids to the number of sex offenders is 309 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,712 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,934 (2.1%)

Wisconsin Rapids satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (67.8 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (93.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (206.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grand Rapids, WI (1.7 miles ), Port Edwards, WI (1.8 miles ), Biron, WI (1.8 miles ), Lake Wazeecha, WI (1.9 miles ), Saratoga, WI (2.4 miles ), Nekoosa, WI (2.5 miles ), Seneca, WI (2.6 miles ), Sigel, WI (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2005: 58 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $202,200
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $112,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.39 N, Longitude: 89.82 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Paper City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,414 (+29.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,264 (65.8%)

Area code: 715

Wisconsin Rapids household income distribution Wisconsin Rapids home values distribution

Crime rates in Wisconsin Rapids by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1000000010000
per 100,000 5.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.05.80.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3443755534336
per 100,000 15.721.521.416.438.527.928.328.417.323.517.216.332.6
Robberies 3511012426336
per 100,000 15.726.95.35.50.05.611.322.711.535.317.216.332.6
Assaults 95177811524423
per 100,000 47.126.95.338.238.544.662.228.411.523.523.010.816.3
Burglaries 194160151155167141130142158225143103136
per 100,000 1014.5861.8807.4846.2919.5786.3735.0805.3909.51322.0822.0558.4738.2
Thefts 828764724685728678713727675712665704697
per 100,000 4330.14115.03871.53739.54008.43780.74031.44123.03885.64183.33822.73816.33783.1
Auto thefts 32312426222925301019201712
per 100,000 167.3167.0128.3141.9121.1161.7141.4170.157.6111.6115.092.265.1
Arson 025N/A223261210
per 100,000 0.010.826.7N/A11.011.217.011.334.55.911.55.40.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 283.5258.7232.2233.3262.5242.5252.4259.8245.1291.3233.9210.8237.8

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

Crime rate in Wisconsin Rapids detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 41 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Wisconsin average:

2.22
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Average climate in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

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

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the Wisconsin Rapids city center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 tornado 26.2 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wisconsin Rapids-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 207.8 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 422.6 miles away from Wisconsin Rapids 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 397.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 316.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from Wisconsin Rapids center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 421.4 miles away from the city 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 Wood County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wisconsin Rapids topographic map

Birthplace of: Ken Anderson (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Bonnie Bartlett - Film actor, Grim Natwick - Animator, James Daly (actor) - Television actor, Scott Scharff - Football player, Bryan Reffner - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Nov 6, 1963), Amy Sue Vruwink - Politician, Bruno Block - Baseball player, David Kedrowski - Politician, John Offerdahl - Football player.

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Wisconsin Rapids:

  • RIVERVIEW HSPTL ASSOC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 410 DEWEY ST)
  • DAVITA - WISCONSIN RAPIDS DIALYSIS (1041 B. HILL ST)
  • STRAWBERRY LANE MEDICAL AND REHAB (130 STRAWBERRY LN)
  • WISCONSIN RAPIDS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1350 RIVER RUN DR)

Airports located in Wisconsin Rapids:

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College/University in Wisconsin Rapids:

  • Mid-State Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 2,128; Location: 500 32nd St N; Public; Website: www.mstc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wisconsin Rapids:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 16 miles; Stevens Point, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,089)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 43 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 68 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 68 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Lawrence University (about 72 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 81 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 81 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)

Private high schools in Wisconsin Rapids:

  • ASSUMPTION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 445 CHESTNUT ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 55; Location: 550 CENTER ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wisconsin Rapids:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wisconsin Rapids:

  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 111 11TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL/CELEBRATIONS CHILDREN' (Students: 113; Location: 831 12TH ST S; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST PAULS EVANG LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 311 14TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY QUEEN OF HEAVEN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 90; Location: 750 10TH AVE S; Grades: 1 - 3)
  • ASSUMPTION MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 440 MEAD ST; Grades: 7 - 8)
  • ST LAWRENCE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 72; Location: 551 10TH AVE N; Grades: PK - TK)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 10611 HWY 13 S; Grades: 4 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Wisconsin Rapids

Library in Wisconsin Rapids:

  • MCMILLAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,476,700; Location: 490 E. GRAND AVE.; 87,347 books; 8,370 e-books; 10,023 audio materials; 10,377 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 252 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wisconsin Rapids: Higgins Ambulance Service (A), Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (B), Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Station 2 (C), Wood County Courthouse (D), Wisconsin Rapids City Hall (E), South Wood County Historical Society Museum (F), McMillian Memorial Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Main business address in Wisconsin Rapids include: NORTHLAND CRANBERRIES INC /WI/ (A), RENAISSANCE LEARNING INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wisconsin Rapids include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Christian Reformed Church (B), Fiath Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First Congregational Church (F), First English Lutheran Church (G), First Moravian Church (H), Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forest Hill Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Wisconsin Rapids include: Demitz Park (1), Gaynor Park (2), Hanson Park (3), Lyon Park (4), Mead Field (5), Rapids Municipal Zoo (6), Witter Field (7), Robinson Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Historical Corporation South Wood County (Museums; 540 3rd Street South) (1), D & D Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4511 76th Street South) (2), Midwest Amusements (6710 Plover Road) (3), Herman's District & Vending CO (Arcades & Amusements; 2948 State Highway 13 North) (4), Lamers Bus Lines Inc (Tours & Charters; 2611 West Grand Avenue) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Rapids Motor Inn (911 Huntington Avenue) (1), Econo Lodge Wisconsin Rapids (3300 8th Street South) (2), Hotel Mead (451 East Grand Avenue) (3), Hotel Mead & Conference Center - Grand Avenue Grill- Cafe' Mulino (451 East Grand Avenue) (4), AmericInn Wisconsin Rapids (3010 8th Street South) (5), Cozy Inn Motel & R V Park (2710 Plover Road) (6), Hotel Mead & Conference Center - Catering Convention Services (451 East Grand Avenue) (7), Flamingo Motel (1220 Wisconsin Dls Parkway) (8), Camelot Motel (9210 State Highway 13 South) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Wood County - Circuit Court Branch #3 (400 Market Street) (1), Wood County - Clerk Of Circuit Court (400 Market Street) (2), Wisconsin Rapids City - Court Clerk (444 West Grand Avenue) (3), Wood County - Circuit Court Jury (400 Market Street) (4), Wood County - Court House- Or Wisconsin Rapids (400 Market Street) (5), Wood County - Court House (400 Market) (6), Wood County - Circuit Court Branch #1 (400 Market Street) (7), Wood County - Circuit Court Branch #2 (400 Market Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Wood 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 2012 was 70.7. This is about average.

City:

70.7
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.05. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.05
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wisconsin Rapids and their reported violations in the past:

BIRON WATER UTILITY (Population served: 879, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ST JOHNS EV LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2011), St Boil Water Order (OCT-31-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2012)
NWCP HAWTHORNE HILL 4 & 10 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
NWCP 9 - BALL DIAMOND (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2008), St Other (AUG-25-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NWCP SHELTER HOUSE 8 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (APR-25-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2006)
MISTYS MENU (Address: 9041 Hwy 13 SOUTH , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WILD HORSE SALOON (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-04-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2006)
NEPCO LAKE CO PARK SHELTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-06-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2013)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wisconsin Rapids that have no violations reported:

  • SARATOGA MORAVIAN CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRI CITY GOLF COURSE (Address: 2800 RIDGEWOOD TRAIL , Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SWITCHED (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SWCP 12 CMPGD LOOP 2 (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SWCP 03 OAK RIDGE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SWCP 02 BUENA VISTA (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SWCP 09 RED BEACH SHELTER (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SWCP 01 WHITE BEACH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NWCP LOWER LOOP HP 1 (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NWCP 6 - BEACH HOUSE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.9%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.6% for Black residents, 32.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.4% for American Indian residents, 36.3% for other race residents, 38.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
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 Wisconsin Rapids in 2010:

  • 157 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 110 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 99 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Wisconsin Rapids in 2000:

  • 217 people in nursing homes
  • 104 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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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.

Banks with most branches in Wisconsin Rapids (2011 data):

  • WOODTRUST BANK, N. A.: Woodtrust Bank, N. A. at 181 Second Street South, branch established on 1891/08/11; 2651 8th Street Office at 2651 8th Street South, branch established on 1963/04/08. Info updated 2009/01/28: Bank assets: $331.4 mil, Deposits: $274.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Woodtrust Financial Corp
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Wisconsin Rapids Branch at 711 Grand Avenue, branch established on 1964/01/01; Wisconsin Rapids Copps Branch at 900a East Riverview Expressway, branch established on 1998/02/25. 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
  • Paper City Savings Association: at 4200 8th Street South, branch established on 1933/01/01; 555 West Grand Avenue at 555 West Grand Ave, branch established on 2003/06/08. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $156.8 mil, Deposits: $141.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Wisconsin Rapids Branch at 311 West Grand Avenue, branch established on 1961/12/07; Wisconsin Rapids 8th Street Branch at 3520 8th Street South, branch established on 1992/03/10. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bancroft State Bank: Kellner Branch at 3821 80th St S, branch established on 1974/01/31; Saratoga Branch at 9031 Highway 13 South, branch established on 1992/10/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $68.8 mil, Deposits: $62.5 mil, headquarters in Bancroft, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bancroft State Bancshares, Inc.
  • KeySavings Bank: Keysavings Bank at 811 East Grand Avenue, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $79.6 mil, Deposits: $67.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • River Cities Bank: at 1601 Lincoln Street, branch established on 1997/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $186.7 mil, Deposits: $149.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: River Cities Bancshares, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Wisc Rapids Branch at 1100 8th St. South, branch established on 1995/11/01. 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
  • Citizens Community Federal: Wisconsin Rapids at 4331 8th St S, 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin:

  • Best Western Rapids Motor Inn, 911 Huntington Ave, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 , Phone: (715) 423-3211
  • Econo Lodge, 3300 8TH St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 , Phone: (715) 423-7000
  • Wisconsin Rapids Quality Inn, 3120 8TH St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 , Phone: (715) 423-5506, Fax: (715) 423-7150
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 3410 8TH St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 , Phone: (715) 423-8080, Fax: (715) 423-3595
  • Hotel Mead Corp, 451 E Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 , Phone: (715) 423-1500
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 3010 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 , Phone: (715) 424-3444, Fax: (715) 424-3433
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 4221 8th Street S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 , Phone: (715) 424-6800, Fax: (715) 424-6810
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Wisconsin Rapids travel time to work - commute Wisconsin Rapids mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wisconsin Rapids city (based on Wood County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.07%
Here: 76.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents52.7%18.6%7.5%3.9%3.1%
Congregations20.2%14.6%6.7%4.5%4.5%
NameUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodMoravian Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.8%2.4%1.3%1.1%6.7%
Congregations5.6%3.4%5.6%2.2%32.6%
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: 9
Wood County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Wood County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Here:

8.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Wood County:

28.4%
Wisconsin:

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

11.3%
State:

13.0%
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 4$20,612$61,8363$6,682
Other Government Administration 5$24,952$59,8852$6,839
Judicial and Legal 2$11,376$68,2562$3,372
Police Protection - Officers 37$208,957$67,7702$2,287
Police - Other 5$14,750$35,40016$5,090
Firefighters 32$197,518$74,0690$0
Fire - Other 1$3,494$41,9280$0
Streets and Highways 42$206,564$59,0180$0
Airports 0$0 1$775
Welfare 2$6,372$38,2320$0
Solid Waste Management 6$25,516$51,0322$494
Sewerage 9$42,721$56,9610$0
Parks and Recreation 7$31,060$53,2468$4,634
Local Libraries 13$55,928$51,62619$11,307
Other and Unallocable 8$33,157$49,7362$1,541
Totals for Government 173$882,977$61,24757$43,021

Wisconsin Rapids government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,804,000 ($100.01)
    Sewerage: $1,626,000 ($90.14)
    General - Other: $1,009,000 ($55.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000 ($11.42)
    Libraries: $74,000 ($4.10)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($0.94)
    Health - Other: $16,000 ($0.89)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $17,822,000 ($987.97)
    Police Protection: $4,074,000 ($225.84)
    Water Utilities: $2,754,000 ($152.67)
    Regular Highways: $2,492,000 ($138.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,928,000 ($106.88)
    General - Other: $1,519,000 ($84.21)
    Sewerage: $1,456,000 ($80.71)
    Libraries: $1,293,000 ($71.68)
    Health - Other: $1,193,000 ($66.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,038,000 ($57.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $999,000 ($55.38)
    Central Staff Services: $803,000 ($44.51)
    Financial Administration: $728,000 ($40.36)
    Transit Utilities: $518,000 ($28.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $284,000 ($15.74)
    Air Transportation: $270,000 ($14.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $184,000 ($10.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $166,000 ($9.20)
    General Public Buildings: $84,000 ($4.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $62,000 ($3.44)
    Parking Facilities: $6,000 ($0.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $914,000 ($50.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $318,000 ($17.63)
    Central Staff Services: $139,000 ($7.71)
    Police Protection: $115,000 ($6.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000 ($4.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,407,000 ($632.35)

Wisconsin Rapids government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,821,000 ($156.38)
    All Other: $697,000 ($38.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $169,000 ($9.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($2.49)
    Air Transportation: $25,000 ($1.39)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $286,000 ($15.85)
    All Other: $28,000 ($1.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $541,000 ($29.99)
    Sewerage: $261,000 ($14.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $861,000 ($47.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $450,000 ($24.95)
    Special Assessments: $228,000 ($12.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $223,000 ($12.36)
    Sale of Property: $131,000 ($7.26)
    Rents: $107,000 ($5.93)
    Donations From Private Sources: $33,000 ($1.83)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $18,661,000 ($1034.48)
    Water Utilities: $3,699,000 ($205.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,470,000 ($303.23)
    Highways: $1,781,000 ($98.73)
    All Other: $896,000 ($49.67)
  • Tax - Property: $8,628,000 ($478.30)
    Other Selective Sales: $346,000 ($19.18)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $213,000 ($11.81)
    Other License: $144,000 ($7.98)
    NEC: $139,000 ($7.71)

Wisconsin Rapids government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,686,000 ($1146.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,889,000 ($1102.56)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,020,000 ($167.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,223,000 ($123.23)

Wisconsin Rapids government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,184,000 ($1506.96)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $876,000 ($48.56)

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,100 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
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 Portage County, WI  0.60% ($29,123 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.56% ($31,557)
from Clark County, WI  0.29% ($28,099)


4.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
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 Marathon County, WI  0.60% ($37,335 average AGI)
to Portage County, WI  0.52% ($36,297)
to Clark County, WI  0.27% ($34,212)

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)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wisconsin Rapids:

  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMMA (93.9 FM; NEKOOSA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE 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)

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)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wisconsin Rapids fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 95 meters (312ft)
Total costs: $3,989,000
Total average daily traffic: 74,742
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,634
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wisconsin Rapids)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 152 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wisconsin Rapids)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wisconsin Rapids)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 46 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 49
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Wisconsin Rapids

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Most common first names in Wisconsin Rapids, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John20875.5 years
William17176.9 years
Robert17072.4 years
Mary14981.9 years
James12470.9 years
George12376.5 years
Dorothy11679.8 years
Edward11376.7 years
Margaret10680.4 years
Donald10373.0 years
Most common last names in Wisconsin Rapids, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10677.7 years
Smith8775.7 years
Anderson6477.6 years
Miller5779.0 years
Nelson3782.0 years
Olson3679.0 years
Hanneman3579.3 years
Schroeder3276.4 years
Peterson3278.8 years
Schmidt3178.4 years
Businesses in Wisconsin Rapids, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AmericInn1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Bath & Body Works1Nike3
Carson Pirie Scott1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx2Sleep Inn1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Subway4
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill5U-Haul3
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Home Depot1UPS5
JCPenney1Vans1
Jones New York3Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
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