Bruce, Wisconsin

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Bruce, Wisconsin

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Bruce strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

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Comparative Profile of Bruce, Wisconsin

Comparing Bruce to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Well-Paid Single Men 5 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 3
College Educated Adults 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Short Commute Times 8 7
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Housing Recently Built 5 5

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Bruce Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles N of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Rusk
Standard Zip Codes 54819
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.456
Longitude -91.273

Bruce Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 21 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 57 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
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Bruce Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 787 100%
Male 363 46.1%
Female 424 53.9%
Under 18 167 21.2%
18+ 620 78.8%
65+ 215 27.3%
Median Age 45.5
Average Family Size 2.73
White 779 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Bruce Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 731
Growth -56
Growth % -7.1%

Bruce Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.1%
Polish 10.1%
Irish 9.8%
Norwegian 9.3%
English 6.7%
French (except Basque) 4.7%
Swedish 3.4%
Danish 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Italian 2%
Scottish 2%
French Canadian 2%
Czech 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
US/American 1.2%
Swiss 1.2%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
European 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Serbian 0.5%
Slavic 0.5%
Armenian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bruce 787 $34,861
Birchwood 518 $35,795
Chetek 2,180 $40,114
Exeland 212 $31,071
Ladysmith 3,932 $40,526
Sheldon 256 $33,125
Weyerhaeuser 353 $30,000

Bruce Public Libraries

Bruce Area Public Library
834 N. MAIN ST.
Bruce, Wisconsin
(715) 868-2005

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Bruce High Schools (2004)

Serves 226 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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