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Alexander Field balloon glows at dusk
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Wisconsin Rapids is a city in Wood County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Wisconsin Rapids is 44.383N. The longitude is -89.817W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,027 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,041.


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Median household income
Local
$34,956
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wisconsin Rapids demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Centralia
· Grand Rapids
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 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Cranberry Blossom Festival - June 22-24, 2007
  • Balloon Rally and Music Festival - July 24-26, 2007
  • Harvest Fest - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wisconsin Rapids web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Powers Bluff
Historic sites and museums: South Wood County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wisconsin Rapids demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wood 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 54469 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

38% of Wisconsin Rapids residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wisconsin Rapids ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wisconsin Rapids was $17,723, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Wisconsin Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wisconsin Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $720.


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Libraries in Wisconsin Rapids include McMillan Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wisconsin Rapids include Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

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Wood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wisconsin Rapids political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Wisconsin Rapids workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Wisconsin Rapids include Americinn of Wisconsin Rapids, Best Western, Quality Inn Wisconsin Rapids, Sleep Inn, Super 8.

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