Rice Lake, WI Population

Population: 8,320. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,361 (+0.5% change)
Males: 3,890 (46.8%), Females: 4,430 (53.2%)

Barron County

Zip code: 54868

Median resident age: 38.4 years
Median household income: $32,808
Median house value: $71,500

Races in Rice Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (38.6%), Norwegian (22.0%), Irish (10.7%), English (5.8%), French (5.7%), Polish (5.1%).

Elevation: 1140 feet

Land area: 8.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rice Lake

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rice Lake city

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-0.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Rice Lake:

  • LAKEVIEW MEDICAL CENTER (1100 N MAIN ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Rice Lake:

  • BARRON MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER MAYO (about 12 miles; BARRON, WI)
  • CUMBERLAND MEM HSPTL EXTENDED CARE (about 22 miles; CUMBERLAND, WI)
  • INDIANHEAD MEDICAL CTR SHELL LAKE (about 25 miles; SHELL LAKE, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rice Lake:

  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 48 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Abbreviation: EAU)
  • DULUTH INTL (about 97 miles; DULUTH, MN; Abbreviation: DLH)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 112 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rice Lake:

  • RICE LAKE REGIONAL – CARL’S FIELD (about 6 miles; RICE LAKE, WI; Abbreviation: RPD)
  • BARRON MUNI (about 10 miles; BARRON, WI; Abbreviation: 9Y7)
  • CHETEK MUNI-SOUTHWORTH (about 16 miles; CHETEK, WI; Abbreviation: Y23)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rice Lake:

  • WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 25 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,045)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 46 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 53 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 53 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (about 76 miles; RIVER FALLS, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,491)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-SUPERIOR (about 86 miles; SUPERIOR, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,436)
  • CENTURY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 93 miles; WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,381)

Schools

Public high schools in Rice Lake:

  • RICE LAKE HI (Students: 863; Location: 30 S WISCONSIN AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BARRON COUNTY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 15; Location: 1725 S MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rice Lake:

  • RICE LAKE MID (Students: 585; Location: 204 CAMERON RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HILLTOP EL (Students: 329; Location: 202 CAMERON RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TAINTER EL (Students: 297; Location: 2201 CARRIE AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JEFFERSON EL (Students: 153; Location: 30 PHIPPS AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LINCOLN EL (Students: 135; Location: 426 N WILSON AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • KIDDIE KORNER PRESCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 608 W MARSHALL; Grades: PK – KG)
  • BARRON CO HND CTR PK (Students: 37; Location: 33 ANN ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HEAD START (Students: 33; Location: 19 W BRACKLIN ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • HILLTOP DAY CARE & PRESCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 104 CAMERON RD; Grades: PK – KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Rice Lake:

  • ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 128 WEST HUMBIRD ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • RICE LAKE S D A ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 1779 20 1/2 ST.; Grades: 2 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Rice Lake:

  • RICE LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $474,133; Location: 2 EAST MARSHALL ST.; 48,829 books; 1,547 audio materials; 1,013 video materials; 243 serial subscriptions)