Marshfield, Wisconsin

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Marshfield, Wisconsin

Introduction to Marshfield, Wisconsin

Marshfield, Wisconsin, in Wood county, is 65 miles E of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and 144 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota. The city has a population of 18,800.

Marshfield History

Marshfield was first settled in 1868. It is the largest city of Wood County, which was established in 1856. A portion of the city also lies in Marathon County, which was founded in 1807. The city was officially incorporated in 1883. Marshfield is home to the World's Largest Round Barn.

Marshfield and nearby Attractions

  • Washington Square Shopping Center
  • Upham Mansion
  • Wildwood Park & Zoo
  • Foxfire Gardens
  • New Visions Gallery
  • Rib Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Marshfield

Local parks include the Grant Mini-Park, Forest Ridge Park, Wildwood Park, the Miller Recreation Area, Breem Park, Northern Hills Park and Columbia Park. The Upham Mansion, the New Visions Gallery and Foxfire Gardens are all accessible from Marshfield as well. Local celebrations include the Central Wisconsin State Fair, the Maple Fall Fest, the Cultural Fair and the Dairyfest.

Marshfield Transportation

Central Wisconsin Airport is nearby.

Marshfield Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include the Northcentral Technical College, the Western Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Marshfield Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Marshfield Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Marshfield, Wisconsin

Comparing Marshfield 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 8 7
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 6
College Educated Adults 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4

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Marshfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles E of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Wood
Standard Zip Codes 54441, 54449
Company Zip Codes 54404, 54472
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.668
Longitude -90.171

Marshfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Distance 24.6 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
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Marshfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 18,800 100%
Male 8,915 47.4%
Female 9,885 52.6%
Under 18 4,299 22.9%
18+ 14,501 77.1%
65+ 3,347 17.8%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.91
White 18,259 97.1%
African-American 74 0.4%
Asian 260 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 44 0.2%
Other 41 0.2%
Mixed Race 121 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 146 0.8%

Estimated Marshfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 18,796
Growth -4
Growth % 0%

Marshfield 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 56.6%
Norwegian 5.6%
English 5.2%
US/American 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
Polish 4.6%
Irish 4.3%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Italian 1.5%
Swedish 1.2%
French Canadian 1%
Finnish 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
Czech 0.8%
Nigerian 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Slovene 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
European 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Marshfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bakerville (54449)
Lindsey (54449)
McMillan (54449)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Marshfield 18,800 $50,498
Arpin 337 $43,125
Auburndale 738 $49,792
Hewitt 670 $56,875
Spencer 1,932 $45,268
Stratford 1,523 $51,250
Unity 368 $47,813

Marshfield Public Libraries

Marshfield Public Library
Marshfield, Wisconsin
(715) 387-8494

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Marshfield Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(715) 387-7850
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Marshfield

(As of 2005)
Marshfield-Central & McMillan
1710 Central Ave.
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