Black River Falls, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Black River Falls, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Black River Falls had a population of 3,457 as of July 1, 2018. Black River Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Black River Falls is located at latitude 44.2947 and longitude -90.8515 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Black River Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of Black River Falls (GNIS ID: 1582822) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Black River Falls, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,457
Population in Households 3,282
Population in Familes 2,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density2 842
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $45,564
Average Household Income $58,389
Per Capita Income $26,046


Total Housing Units 1,747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 916 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 630 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 201 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $130,556
Average Home Value $145,497


Total Households 1,546
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 832
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.51% -0.46%
Households -0.48% -0.43%
Families -0.17% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Black River Falls, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black River Falls to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 185 76th
Population Density # 308 60th
Diversity Index # 157 80th
Median Household Income # 603 22nd
Per Capita Income # 493 36th

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