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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 18,410
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 9,404
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 50.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,311
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,202
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,951

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,316
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $588
Median House Value $130,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 6.5%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MARSHFIELD EXP FARM
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
Station PITTSVILLE
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
Station NEILLSVILLE 3 SW
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Arpin 319 $51,250
Auburndale 626 $80,000
Hewitt 840 $83,375
Spencer 2,030 $57,829
Stratford 1,726 $62,292

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

Marshfield Public Libraries

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Marshfield Public Library
211 E. SECOND ST.
Marshfield, Wisconsin
(715) 387-8494

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Marshfield Hospitals

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(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
611 ST JOSEPH AVE
(715) 387-7850
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16

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