Wisconsin Rapids is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 17,610 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Wisconsin Rapids is the 41st largest community in Wisconsin.
When you are in Wisconsin Rapids, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.35% of Wisconsin Rapids’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Wisconsin Rapids is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wisconsin Rapids who work in office and administrative support (10.25%), food service (8.68%), and sales jobs (6.70%).
Being a small city, Wisconsin Rapids does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Wisconsin Rapids rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.00% of adults 25 and older in Wisconsin Rapids 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 Wisconsin Rapids in 2018 was $23,516, which is low income relative to Wisconsin, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,064 for a family of four. However, Wisconsin Rapids contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wisconsin Rapids is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wisconsin Rapids home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wisconsin Rapids residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wisconsin Rapids include German, Polish, Irish, Norwegian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Wisconsin Rapids is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.