Rib Lake, Wisconsin

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Rib Lake, Wisconsin

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Comparative Profile of Rib Lake, Wisconsin

Comparing Rib Lake 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 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 3
Median Family Income 6 3
People Above Poverty 5 2
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Short Commute Times 8 7
Working at Home 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 8
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Rib Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NE of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Taylor
Standard Zip Codes 54470
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.317
Longitude -90.208

Rib Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PRENTICE NO. 2
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 55 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Distance 31.7 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 19 F
Apr Temp 27 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
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Rib Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 878 100%
Male 408 46.5%
Female 470 53.5%
Under 18 201 22.9%
18+ 677 77.1%
65+ 218 24.8%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3.02
White 868 98.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Rib Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 858
Growth -20
Growth % -2.3%

Rib Lake 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 53%
Norwegian 7.3%
Polish 6.6%
US/American 6.4%
Irish 4.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Swedish 3.1%
Finnish 2.8%
French Canadian 2.1%
English 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Italian 1.3%
Czech 1.1%
Slovak 0.7%
Slavic 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Canadian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rib Lake 878 $41,667
Athens 1,095 $52,727
Catawba 149 $28,125
Dorchester 827 $44,063
Medford 4,350 $47,045
Prentice 626 $46,406
Stetsonville 563 $40,938

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Rib Lake Public Library
Rib Lake, Wisconsin
(715) 427-5769

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Rib Lake High Schools (2004)

Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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