River Falls, WI Population

Population: 12,560. Estimated population in July 2020: 13,254 (+5.5% change)
Males: 5,715 (45.5%), Females: 6,845 (54.5%)

Pierce County

Zip code: 54022

Median resident age: 23.6 years
Median household income: $41,184
Median house value: $127,000

Races in River Falls:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (42.8%), Norwegian (20.8%), Irish (12.4%), Swedish (9.4%), English (7.8%), Polish (5.7%).

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in River Falls

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in River Falls city

  • Never married: 48.9%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,390 (+12.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in River Falls:

  • RIVER FALLS AREA HOSPITAL (1629 E DIVISION STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near River Falls:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to River Falls:

  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 41 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 67 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; Abbreviation: RST)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 79 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Abbreviation: EAU)
Other public-use airports nearest to River Falls:

  • LAKE ELMO (about 18 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Abbreviation: 21D)
  • NEW RICHMOND MUNI (about 20 miles; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Abbreviation: RNH)
  • RED WING RGNL (about 22 miles; RED WING, MN; Abbreviation: RGK)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in River Falls:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (Full-time enrollment: 5,491; Location: 410 S 3RD ST; Public; Website: www.uwrf.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near River Falls:

  • INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,475)
  • METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CENTURY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 31 miles; WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,381)
  • ST PAUL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 35 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,587)
  • BROWN INSTITUTE LTD (about 36 miles; MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,171)
  • HAMLINE UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,847)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS (about 38 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 7,652)

Schools

Public high school in River Falls:

  • RENAISSANCE ALT CHARTER SCH (Students: 73; Location: 211 N FREEMONT ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in River Falls:

  • GOOD SHEPHERD CHRISTIAN ACADEM (Students: 101; Location: 896 HWY 65 N.; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in River Falls:

  • MEYER MID (Students: 688; Location: 230 N 9TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WESTSIDE EL (Students: 437; Location: 1007 W PINE ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ROCKY BRANCH EL (Students: 383; Location: 1415 BARTOSH LN; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GREENWOOD EL (Students: 375; Location: 418 N 8TH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RIVER FALLS MONTESSORI CHARTER (Students: 46; Location: 211 N FREEMONT ST; Grades: KG – 03)
Private primary/middle schools in River Falls:

  • ST BRIDGET SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 135 E DIVISION ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY SCH (Students: 25; Location: N8226 945TH ST; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Library in River Falls:

  • RIVER FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $681,257; Location: 140 UNION ST.; 65,478 books; 2,937 audio materials; 2,951 video materials; 203 serial subscriptions)