Introduction to Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Rhinelander, Wisconsin, in Oneida county, is 103 miles NW of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 185 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota. As of the year 2000 census, 7,735 people lived in Rhinelander.

Rhinelander History

Rhinelander was originally known as Pelican Rapids. Anderson W. Brown and Anson P. Vaughn first visited the area in 1870. Brown envisioned the area as a mill town. The city was named in honor of Frederic W. Rhinelander, the then president of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad. The area was connected by railroad in 1882. It is the county seat of Oneida County.

Rhinelander and nearby Attractions

  • Oneida Mall Shopping Center
  • Logging Museum
  • Thunder Marsh Wildlife Area
  • Nicolet National Forest
  • Northwoods Children's Museum
  • Council Grounds State Park

Things To Do In Rhinelander

The Nicolet National Forest, the Thunder Marsh Wildlife Area, Council Grounds State Park and the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest are all accessible frm Rhinelander. The Logging Museum and the Northwoods Children's Museum are nearby as well. Hodag Park and Pioneer Park are the local parks. Local celebrations include the Hodag Country Music Festival, the Oneida County Fair and Oktoberfest.

Rhinelander Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.

Rhinelander Higher Education

Nicolet Area Technical College is the local college. Others in the neighborhood include the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Northcentral Technical College and Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton.


Total Population 7,642
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,546
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 40.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $22,767
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,446
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,111


Median Family Income $43,509
% Above Poverty Level 79.7%
% Below Poverty Level 20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 41%
Median Gross Rent $755
Median House Value $84,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 12.7%

Rhinelander Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 103 miles NW of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 185 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Oneida
Standard Zip Codes 54501
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.636
Longitude -89.411

Rhinelander Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 21 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 26 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 77 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 21 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 29.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake George (54501)

Monico (54501)

Pelican (54501)

Starks (54501)

Stella (54501)

Sugar Camp (54501)

Woodboro (54501)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crandon 1,843 $48,214
Eagle River 1,647 $29,519

Rhinelander Public Libraries

Rhinelander District Library
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
(715) 365-1070

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Rhinelander Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(715) 361-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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