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Rhinelander is a city in Oneida County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after F.W. Rhinelander, president of the Milwaukee Lakeshore and Western Railroad.

The latitude of Rhinelander is 45.636N. The longitude is -89.411W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,549 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,813.


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Median household income
Local
$29,622
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rhinelander demographic reports
Rhinelander is on the Wisconsin River.
Former and merged names include:
· Pelican Rapids
Grew as a supply center for logging camps
Known for the legend of the Hodag, a mythical, lizard-like beast from logging times
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Hodag Country Music Festival - July 12-15, 2007
  • Oneida County Fair - July 25-29, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rhinelander web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Nicolet National Forest, Thunder Marsh Wildlife Area
Historic sites and museums: Logging Museum Complex
Colleges and universities: Nicolet Area Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Rhinelander demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oneida County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54501 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

38% of Rhinelander residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rhinelander ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rhinelander was $16,047, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Rhinelander residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Rhinelander, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $704.


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Libraries in Rhinelander include Rhinelander District Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Rhinelander include Rhinelander Daily News

TV stations in Rhinelander include WJFW.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WXPR.

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Oneida County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rhinelander political report.

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The average commute time for Rhinelander workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Rhinelander include Americinn Motel, Best Western, Comfort Inn Rhinelander, Holiday Acre Resort & Confer, Holiday Inn, Super 8.

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