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River Falls is a city in Pierce County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. (The community straddles Pierce and Saint Croix counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.) [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named River Falls. For links to other places called River Falls, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of River Falls is 44.861N. The longitude is -92.623W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 896 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,967.


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Median household income
Local
$41,184
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our River Falls demographic reports
River Falls is on the Kinnickinnic River
Former and merged names include:
· Greenwood
· Kinnickinnic
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kinnickinnic State Park
Colleges and universities: University of Wisconsin -- River Falls
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 River Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pierce County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54022 ZIP code.

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33% of River Falls residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the River Falls ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in River Falls was $17,667, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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38% of River Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in River Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $506.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,097.


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Libraries in River Falls include River Falls Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in River Falls include River Falls Journal

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRFW.

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Pierce County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our River Falls political report.

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The average commute time for River Falls workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in River Falls between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in River Falls include Americas Best Value Inn, Country Inn & Suites, Super 8.

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