Rio, Wisconsin

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Rio, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Rio Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Rio Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Rio People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Rio, Wisconsin

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Short Commute Times 2 1
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Rio Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles N of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Columbia
Standard Zip Codes 53960
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.447
Longitude -89.239

Rio Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
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Rio Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 938 100%
Male 458 48.8%
Female 480 51.2%
Under 18 237 25.3%
18+ 701 74.7%
65+ 156 16.6%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.95
White 920 98.1%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 7 0.7%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.7%

Estimated Rio Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 998
Growth 60
Growth % 6.4%

Rio 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 39.4%
Norwegian 24.8%
Irish 8%
English 5.9%
French (except Basque) 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
US/American 2.1%
Polish 2%
Czech 1.7%
Swedish 1.6%
Dutch 1%
Italian 1%
Scottish 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Welsh 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
British 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rio 938 $49,500
Cambria 792 $49,750
Doylestown 328 $56,563
Fall River 1,097 $54,271
Pardeeville 1,982 $45,700
Poynette 2,266 $53,804
Wyocena 668 $50,875

Rio Public Libraries

Rio Community Library
324 W. LYONS ST.
Rio, Wisconsin
(920) 992-3206
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Rio High Schools (2004)

Serves 263 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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