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Big Bend is a town in Rusk County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Big Bend. For links to other places called Big Bend, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Big Bend is 45.341N. The longitude is -91.363W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,073 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 402.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Bend demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rusk 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 54895 ZIP code.
39% of Big Bend residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Bend ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Bend was $16,719, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Big Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Big Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $125. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $738.
Rusk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Bend political report.
The average commute time for Big Bend workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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