Rice Lake is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 8,391 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rice Lake is the 101st largest community in Wisconsin.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rice Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rice Lake is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rice Lake who work in sales jobs (11.82%), office and administrative support (11.16%), and management occupations (6.75%).
One of the benefits of Rice Lake is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.20 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.
The education level of Rice Lake citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.29% of adults 25 and older in Rice Lake have a college degree.
The per capita income in Rice Lake in 2010 was $20,650, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,600 for a family of four.
The people who call Rice Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rice Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Rice Lake include Norwegian, Irish, Czech, and English.
The most common language spoken in Rice Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.