Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Rapids: Third-class city in and county seat of Wood County, Wisconsin

About

Wisconsin Rapids is a city located in the county of Wood in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population at the 2010 census was 18,367 and a population density of 1,252 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 17,555 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Wisconsin Rapids

Population : 17,555 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Wisconsin (United States)
County : Wood County
Area : 14.67 km2
Altitude : 1,027 feet / 313 meters
Capital city : Wisconsin Rapids is capital of Wood County
Time Zone : America/Menominee
Local time : 18:50:57 (19th August 2022)
Postal code : 54494
Density : 1,197 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.63% (2010-2020)
Wisconsin Rapids locator map
Location of Wisconsin Rapids on Wisconsin map.
Wood County Courthouse  Wisconsin image
Wood County Courthouse Wisconsin
Wood County Courthouse  Wisconsin image

Geography

Wisconsin Rapids is located at 44°23'1"N 89°49'2"W (44.3835763, -89.8173466).

Wisconsin Rapids map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Wisconsin Rapids decreased by 4.63% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 18,367 - census
2011 18,345 -0.12% estimation process
2012 18,216 -0.71% estimation process
2013 18,050 -0.92% estimation process
2014 17,978 -0.4% estimation process
2015 17,876 -0.57% estimation process
2016 17,908 0.18% estimation process
2017 17,801 -0.6% estimation process
2018 17,686 -0.65% estimation process
2019 17,610 -0.43% estimation process
2020 17,555 -0.31% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 17,082
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 11,436
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 49.4%
April 1, 2020 Population : 16,856
April 1, 2010 Population : 11,362
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 34.0%
People over 65 (%) : 7.2%
Female persons, % : 48.4%
White only, percent : 91.9%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 2.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 19.8%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 75.9%
2015-2019 Veterans : 358
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 10.4%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 67.2%

Wisconsin Rapids zip code is 54494. County name: Wood, County fips: 55141

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 67.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $348,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,654
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $462
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,241
2015-2019 Households : 4,480
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.47
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 80.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 95.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 90.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 33.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 10.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 75.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 68.9%
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 232,651
2012 total retail sales per capita : $18,976
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $74,665
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $27,584
Percentage of people living in poverty : 7.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,340
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 793
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 388
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 84
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,205
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 88
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,178
2010 population per square mile : 1,351.4
2010 land area in square miles : 8.41

People born in Wisconsin Rapids (16)

People born in Wisconsin Rapids, including actress Bonnie Bartlett, theater, film and television actor James Daly, curler Myles Brundidge, .

List

  • Grim Natwick (American artist, animator, and film director) he was born in 16/08/1890
  • Thor Johnson (American conductor) he was born in 10/06/1913
  • Amy Sue Vruwink (American politician) she was born in 22/05/1975
  • David Kedrowski (American politician) he was born in 15/03/1942
  • Dick Trickle (American race car driver) he was born in 27/10/1941
  • John Offerdahl (American football player) he was born in 17/08/1964
  • Philleo Nash (American politician) he was born in 25/10/1909
  • Scott Scharff (American football player) he was born in 07/02/1982
  • Bruno Block (American baseball player) he was born in 13/03/1885
  • Scott Krug (American politician) he was born in 16/09/1975
  • Jidenna (Nigerian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer) he was born in 04/05/1985
  • Daniel Zager (American music librarian and musicologist) he was born in 09/05/1951
  • Vince Biegel (American football player) he was born in 22/07/1993

Schools in Wisconsin Rapids

College & universities near Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Code Name City ZIP
239220 Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids (WI) 54494
240480 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Stevens Point (WI) 54481-3897

Stations (17)

Amtrak & bus stations near Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Code Name Address Type
WIR Wisconsin Rapids, WI 2611 West Grand Avenue BUS
SVU Stevens Point, WI 2050 4th Avenue BUS
SVP Stevens Point, Wisconsin 200 Division St. BUS
WAU Waupaca, Wisconsin 1222 West Fulton St. BUS
WSF Westfield, WI 244 North Pioneer Park Road BUS

Post offices near Wisconsin Rapids

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wisconsin Rapid Post Office Wisconsin Rapids (WI) 54494

Other cities in Wood County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Wood County , WI.

City Name Population Title
Lake Wazeecha 2,651 Census designated place
Nekoosa 2,391 Fourth-class city in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States
Port Edwards 1,338 Village in Wood County, Wisconsin
Rudolph 964 Village in Wood County, Wisconsin
Arpin 896 Civil town in Wood County, Wisconsin
Auburndale 822 Civil town in Wood County, Wisconsin
Pittsville 820 City in Wood County, Wisconsin
Sherry 793 Human settlement in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Marshfield 780 City in Wood and Marathon counties in Wisconsin, United States
Hewitt 777 Village in Wood County, Wisconsin
Biron 761 Village in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States
Milladore 652 Civil town in Wood County, Wisconsin
Vesper 539 Village in Wood County, Wisconsin
Cranmoor 156 Human settlement in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Wisconsin Rapids distances to largest Wisconsin cities