Black River Falls, WI


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Black River Falls is a very small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 3,564 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Black River Falls is the 171st largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Black River Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Black River Falls is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Black River Falls who work in office and administrative support (12.16%), law enforcement and fire fighting (11.11%), and personal care services (8.64%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Black River Falls has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Black River Falls has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Black River Falls than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Black River Falls may be for you.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.36 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Black River Falls with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.93% of adults in Black River Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Black River Falls in 2010 was $24,254, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,016 for a family of four.

The people who call Black River Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Black River Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Black River Falls include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Black River Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Laotian.

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