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People

Total Population 3,574
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 21.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,778
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 42.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,820
% Above Poverty Level 89.6%
% Below Poverty Level 10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $586
Median House Value $116,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 18.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Black River Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles NE of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 119 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 54615
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.294
Longitude -90.851

Black River Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HATFIELD HYDRO PLANT
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 23 F
Apr Temp 31 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station NEILLSVILLE 3 SW
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station SPARTA
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alma Center 514 $42,917
Blair 1,310 $58,333
Hixton 423 $58,864
Melrose 620 $41,000
Merrillan 648 $44,348
Taylor 487 $50,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Black River Falls Hospitals

BLACK RIVER MEM HSPTL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
711 W ADAMS ST
(715) 284-5361
Emergency Service: Yes

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Historic Black River Falls

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Black River Falls between 1880 and 1899

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Black River Falls between 1880 and 1899

Black River Falls (railroad crossing) between 1880 and 1899

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