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Rusk County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2019: 14,209 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 15,347 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,749
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,021
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,790
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,462 (it was 1,305 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

32%

Land area: 913 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Rusk County: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (29.5%), Educational, health and social services (16.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Rusk County, WI (2019)
    • 13,38387.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3072.0%Two or more races
    • 2821.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 900.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 660.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 330.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.01%Asian alone
Median resident age:

49.5 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Males: 7,105  (50.0%)
Females: 7,104  (50.0%)
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Average household size:
Rusk County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,395 ($31,344 in 1999)
This county:

$49,395
Wisconsin:

$64,168

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $507 (lower quartile is $392, upper quartile is $623)
This county:

$507
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $123,823 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Rusk:

$123,823
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,374 - $206,557
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,027
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $432

Institutionalized population: 133

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 38
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 164
  • Auto thefts: 7

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 39
  • Burglaries: 66
  • Thefts: 148
  • Auto thefts: 9
Rusk County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 63 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 1998: 104 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 1999: 83 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2000: 114 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2001: 104 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2002: 145 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2004: 113 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2005: 102 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2006: 105 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2007: 84 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2008: 67 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2010: 50 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2011: 45 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2013: 59 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2014: 52 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2015: 68 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2016: 52 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2017: 79 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2018: 70 buildings, average cost: $230,500
  • 2019: 72 buildings, average cost: $214,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Rusk, WI residents
Average permit cost in Rusk, WI
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,799 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,568 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Rusk, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rusk, WI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rusk, WI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.1%
Rusk County:

11.1%
Wisconsin:

10.4%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.3% for Black residents, 9.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.9% for American Indian residents, 11.1% for other race residents, 32.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 49.5 years old
(Males: 48.9 years old, Females: 50.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.0 years old, Black residents: 53.0 years old, American Indian residents: 47.6 years old, Asian residents: 60.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.6 years old, Other race residents: 26.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rusk County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $644 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ladysmith, Flambeau, Thornapple, Bruce, Atlanta, Stubbs, Willard, Rusk, Grow, Weyerhaeuser.

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

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Neighboring counties: Carter County, Montana , Orleans County, Vermont , Gallatin County, Montana , Franklin County, New York , Klickitat County, Washington , Schoolcraft County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Rusk, WI
County total employment by year in Rusk, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Rusk, WI

Current college students: 477
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 161 (51.3% naturalized citizens)

Rusk County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 592010 or later
  • 162000 to 2009
  • 281990 to 1999
  • 321980 to 1989
  • 171970 to 1979
  • 102Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.1%

Rusk County marital status for males Rusk County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,610
  • One, attached: 77
  • Two: 120
  • 3 or 4: 258
  • 5 to 9: 144
  • 10 to 19: 90
  • 20 to 49: 31
  • 50 or more: 8
  • Mobile homes: 884
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Rusk County with a mortgage: 2,578 (79 second mortgage, 223 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,573

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

62.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rusk County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2568
Evangelical Protestant2,19022
Mainline Protestant2,05913
Other11
None7,249-
Rusk County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Rusk County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Rusk County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

8.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rusk County:

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Rusk County:

29.2%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Rusk County:

Average size of farms: 242 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $42,325
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $44.53
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.97%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.03%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,950
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $70,225
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.43
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 37.71%
Corn for grain: 11058 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 70 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2709 harvested acres
Vegetables: 79 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 29 acres

Earthquake activity:

Rusk County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 71% 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 238.1 miles away from Rusk County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 250.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 297.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 160.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 163.4 miles away from Rusk County center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 164.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4520-WI: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4520, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: July 18, 2019 - July 20, 2019, FEMA Id: 4459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2002 to September 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1432: September 10, 2002, FEMA Id: 1432, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 1999 to July 31, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1284: August 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1284, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Winds, Hail & Rain, Incident Period: August 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3048: October 03, 1977, FEMA Id: 3048, Natural disaster type: Wind
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rusk County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rusk

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,565 (75.8%)
  • Carpooled: 620 (10.3%)
  • Bus: 20 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 53 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 270 (4.5%)
  • Worked at home: 512 (8.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (21%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Russia (10%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Other Northern Europe (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rusk County


  • German (33%)
  • American (11%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • Norwegian (8%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Rusk County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 185 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 143 people in nursing homes
  • 42 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Rusk County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,326.

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.41% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($29,383 average AGI)
1.14% relocated from other states ($10,174 average AGI)
Rusk County:

1.14%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Barron County, WI  1.04% ($38,948 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.75% ($34,976)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.55% ($49,032)


4.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($33,674 average AGI)
0.54% relocated to other states ($4,421 average AGI)
Rusk County:

0.54%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Barron County, WI  1.08% ($35,017 average AGI)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.95% ($37,830)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.58% ($42,438)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Rusk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Rusk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Rusk County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rusk County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rusk County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rusk County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rusk County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rusk County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Rusk County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,193 (2,717 aged, 476 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 190 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Rusk County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (227)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (178)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (131)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (127)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (44)
  • Unspecified dementia (44)
  • Congestive heart failure (26)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,863
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 799
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,055

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 961
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,112

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,209
  • Male householders: 3,285 (1,024 living alone), Female householders: 3,167 (1,071 living alone)
  • 3,229 spouses (3,220 opposite-sex spouses), 379 unmarried partners, (373 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,196 children (3,031 natural, 53 adopted, 110 stepchildren), 223 grandchildren, 30 brothers or sisters, 63 parents, 30 foster children, 84 other relatives, 313 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 205

Size of family households: 2,358 2-persons, 663 3-persons, 479 4-persons, 283 5-persons, 99 6-persons, 97 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,094 1-person, 359 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 6 5-persons.

1,993 married couples with children.
514 single-parent households (240 men, 274 women).

97.7% of residents of Rusk speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $87,738,000 ($5,744 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,584,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,422,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,349,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,730,000
Federal grants: $25,657,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,097,000 ($315,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,483,000 ($212,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $569,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,828,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,276,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 868
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 943
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +52
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -104
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rusk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.69 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Rusk County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Rusk County, Wisconsin
  • 2362014 or later
  • 2172010 to 2013
  • 1,1492000 to 2009
  • 1,2031990 to 1999
  • 9341980 to 1989
  • 1,6031970 to 1979
  • 8051960 to 1969
  • 7861950 to 1959
  • 7241940 to 1949
  • 1,5991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rusk County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rusk County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rusk County, Wisconsin
  • 141 room
  • 462 rooms
  • 1873 rooms
  • 7524 rooms
  • 1,1695 rooms
  • 1,0996 rooms
  • 7337 rooms
  • 4558 rooms
  • 6659+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rusk County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rusk County, Wisconsin
  • 281 room
  • 872 rooms
  • 2623 rooms
  • 3814 rooms
  • 2675 rooms
  • 1326 rooms
  • 747 rooms
  • 648 rooms
  • 459+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rusk County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rusk County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rusk County, Wisconsin
  • 16no bedroom
  • 2561 bedroom
  • 1,4132 bedrooms
  • 2,3413 bedrooms
  • 7854 bedrooms
  • 3065+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rusk County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rusk County, Wisconsin
  • 30no bedroom
  • 3311 bedroom
  • 5172 bedrooms
  • 3623 bedrooms
  • 824 bedrooms
  • 175+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rusk County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rusk County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rusk County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 126no vehicle
  • 1,2341 vehicle
  • 2,0232 vehicles
  • 1,1573 vehicles
  • 4304 vehicles
  • 1585+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rusk County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rusk County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 138no vehicle
  • 6021 vehicle
  • 4052 vehicles
  • 1443 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles

87.2% of Rusk County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Wisconsin.

Rusk County:

87.2%
State average:

86.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,462
  • Other state: 3,521
  • Northeast: 200
  • Midwest: 2,534
  • South: 373
  • West: 420
Year householders moved into unit in Rusk County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rusk County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.8%Utility gas
  • 19.9%Wood
  • 5.3%Electricity
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 40.1%Utility gas
  • 25.6%Electricity
  • 25.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.7%Wood
  • 3.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 261
Here:

20.3%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 82
Here:

11.6%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

14.2%
Wisconsin:

17.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Rusk County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $22,937,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,582,000
    Other: $1,452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000
    Air Transportation: $18,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,469,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,270,000
    General - Other: $386,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $24,901,000
    Regular Highways: $4,755,000
    Police Protection: $2,758,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,261,000
    Health - Other: $2,118,000
    General - Other: $1,855,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,438,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,162,000
    Financial Administration: $1,060,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $975,000
    General Public Buildings: $854,000
    Central Staff Services: $701,000
    Transit Utilities: $676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $438,000
    Libraries: $291,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $107,000
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000
    Air Transportation: $79,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $300,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,059,000
    Other: $235,000
    Health and Hospitals: $38,000
    Public Welfare: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,483,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,412,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,264,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,193,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,002,000
    Rents: $759,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $430,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $102,000
    Sale of Property: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $23,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $399,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,519,000
    Highways: $1,605,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,399,000
    Other: $1,095,000
    Transit Utilities: $640,000
    Education: $390,000
    Health and Hospitals: $269,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,859,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $891,000
    Other License: $135,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $40,000
    Other: $22,000

Rusk County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $22,937,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,582,000
    Other: $1,452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000
    Air Transportation: $18,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,469,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,270,000
    General - Other: $386,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $24,901,000
    Regular Highways: $4,755,000
    Police Protection: $2,758,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,261,000
    Health - Other: $2,118,000
    General - Other: $1,855,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,438,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,162,000
    Financial Administration: $1,060,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $975,000
    General Public Buildings: $854,000
    Central Staff Services: $701,000
    Transit Utilities: $676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $438,000
    Libraries: $291,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $107,000
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000
    Air Transportation: $79,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $300,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,059,000
    Other: $235,000
    Health and Hospitals: $38,000
    Public Welfare: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,483,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,412,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,264,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,193,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,002,000
    Rents: $759,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $430,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $102,000
    Sale of Property: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $23,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $399,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,519,000
    Highways: $1,605,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,399,000
    Other: $1,095,000
    Transit Utilities: $640,000
    Education: $390,000
    Health and Hospitals: $269,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,859,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $891,000
    Other License: $135,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $40,000
    Other: $22,000

Rusk County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $22,937,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,582,000
    Other: $1,452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000
    Air Transportation: $18,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,469,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,270,000
    General - Other: $386,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $24,901,000
    Regular Highways: $4,755,000
    Police Protection: $2,758,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,261,000
    Health - Other: $2,118,000
    General - Other: $1,855,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,438,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,162,000
    Financial Administration: $1,060,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $975,000
    General Public Buildings: $854,000
    Central Staff Services: $701,000
    Transit Utilities: $676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $438,000
    Libraries: $291,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $107,000
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000
    Air Transportation: $79,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $300,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,059,000
    Other: $235,000
    Health and Hospitals: $38,000
    Public Welfare: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,483,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,412,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,264,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,193,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,002,000
    Rents: $759,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $430,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $102,000
    Sale of Property: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $23,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $399,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,519,000
    Highways: $1,605,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,399,000
    Other: $1,095,000
    Transit Utilities: $640,000
    Education: $390,000
    Health and Hospitals: $269,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,859,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $891,000
    Other License: $135,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $40,000
    Other: $22,000

Rusk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $22,937,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,582,000
    Other: $1,452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000
    Air Transportation: $18,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,469,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,270,000
    General - Other: $386,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $24,901,000
    Regular Highways: $4,755,000
    Police Protection: $2,758,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,261,000
    Health - Other: $2,118,000
    General - Other: $1,855,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,438,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,162,000
    Financial Administration: $1,060,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $975,000
    General Public Buildings: $854,000
    Central Staff Services: $701,000
    Transit Utilities: $676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $438,000
    Libraries: $291,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $107,000
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000
    Air Transportation: $79,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $300,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,059,000
    Other: $235,000
    Health and Hospitals: $38,000
    Public Welfare: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,483,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,412,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,264,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,193,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,002,000
    Rents: $759,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $430,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $102,000
    Sale of Property: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $23,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $399,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,519,000
    Highways: $1,605,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,399,000
    Other: $1,095,000
    Transit Utilities: $640,000
    Education: $390,000
    Health and Hospitals: $269,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,859,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $891,000
    Other License: $135,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $40,000
    Other: $22,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 351
  • Number of aged recipients: 43
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 308
  • Number of recipients under 18: 60
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 214
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 77
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 162
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 131
Most common first names in Rusk County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19277.0 years
Mary13682.1 years
Robert12971.9 years
William11475.1 years
Frank9379.0 years
Joseph9176.6 years
Helen8580.7 years
Anna8486.1 years
George8275.4 years
James7874.7 years
Most common last names in Rusk County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7176.1 years
Anderson4778.6 years
Nelson4780.4 years
Miller4176.5 years
Peterson3976.4 years
Smith3375.8 years
Olson2981.2 years
Martin2777.9 years
Hanson2570.3 years
Larson2472.4 years
Businesses in Rusk County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AmericInn2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2