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Rusk is a town in Rusk County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Rusk. For links to other places called Rusk, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rusk is 45.338N. The longitude is -91.478W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,286 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 475.
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28% of Rusk residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rusk ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rusk was $16,117, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Rusk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rusk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $890.
Rusk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rusk political report.
The average commute time for Rusk workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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