Park Falls, Wisconsin

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Park Falls, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Park Falls Short Commute Times
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Park Falls Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Park Falls Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Park Falls, Wisconsin

Comparing Park Falls 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 9 10
Age of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Well-Paid Single Men 8 4
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 5 7
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 6 3
People Above Poverty 6 3
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 9
Housing Recently Built 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 9
Low Property Crime 7 8

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Park Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 93 miles NE of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 145 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Price
Standard Zip Codes 54552
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.934
Longitude -90.441

Park Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 36 to 54 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Station MELLEN 4 NE
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 19 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 54 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station HURLEY
Distance 38.6 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 49 F
Jul Temp 56 to 76 F
Oct Temp 35 to 53 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
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Park Falls Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,793 100%
Male 1,311 46.9%
Female 1,482 53.1%
Under 18 653 23.4%
18+ 2,140 76.6%
65+ 667 23.9%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.88
White 2,737 98%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 24 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.4%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 14 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 1.1%

Estimated Park Falls Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,464
Growth -329
Growth % -11.8%

Park Falls 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 55.1%
Norwegian 5.9%
Czech 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
US/American 3.8%
Polish 3.8%
Irish 3.2%
Swedish 2.9%
English 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Russian 1.5%
Croatian 1.5%
European 1.4%
French Canadian 1.3%
Czechoslovakian 1.3%
Italian 1.1%
Finnish 0.9%
Dutch 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eisenstein (54552)
Kaiser (54552)
Lake (54552)
Lymantown (54552)
Sherman (54552)
Springstead (54552)

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)
Park Falls 2,793 $42,930
Butternut 407 $43,125
Phillips 1,675 $38,889

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Park Falls High Schools (2004)

400 9TH ST N
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 343 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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