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 (13.61%), personal care services (9.24%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (7.82%).

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.

One of the benefits of Black River Falls is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.69 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small city, Black River Falls does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Black River Falls rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.15% of adults 25 and older in Black River Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Black River Falls in 2010 was $25,633, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,532 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, Italian, and English.

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

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