Colby, WI Population

Population: 1,616. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,664 (+3.0% change)
Males: 753 (46.6%), Females: 863 (53.4%)

Clark County

Zip code: 54421

Median resident age: 40.0 years
Median household income: $34,318
Median house value: $72,700

Races in Colby:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.8%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (67.9%), Norwegian (7.3%), Irish (5.9%), Polish (5.5%), English (5.4%), French (4.5%).

Elevation: 1350 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Colby

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colby city

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 16.7%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+3.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Colby:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Colby:

  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN (about 47 miles; MOSINEE, WI; Abbreviation: CWA)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 68 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; Abbreviation: VOK)
  • RHINELANDER-ONEIDA COUNTY (about 77 miles; RHINELANDER, WI; Abbreviation: RHI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Colby:

  • TAYLOR COUNTY (about 14 miles; MEDFORD, WI; Abbreviation: MDZ)
  • MARSHFIELD MUNI (about 22 miles; MARSHFIELD, WI; Abbreviation: MFI)
  • NEILLSVILLE MUNI (about 28 miles; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: VIQ)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colby:

  • NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 45 miles; WAUSAU, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,039)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 59 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,083)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 81 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 81 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 91 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,973)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 99 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,669)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 111 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,568)

Schools

Public high school in Colby:

  • COLBY HI (Students: 408; Location: 705 N 2ND ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Colby:

  • COLBY MID (Students: 229; Location: 703 N 2ND ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • COLBY EL (Students: 229; Location: 202 W DOLF ST; Grades: 01 – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Colby:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 205 SOUTH SECOND STREET; Grades: 1 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Colby:

  • COLBY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $71,149; Location: 211 W. SPENCE ST.; 13,711 books; 1,109 audio materials; 538 video materials; 73 serial subscriptions)