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The Village of Rib Lake had a population of 900 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rib Lake is located at latitude 45.3195 and longitude -90.2022 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rib Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,568 feet.

The Village of Rib Lake (GNIS ID: 1584016) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rib Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rib Lake: Riblake.

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Rib Lake, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 900
Daytime Population: Workers 417
Daytime Population: Residents 496
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 913
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 877
Population in Familes 669
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 481
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $41,362
Average Household Income $52,245
Per Capita Income $22,214


Total Housing Units 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $120,690
Average Home Value $142,962


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.15% -0.22%
Households 0.04% -0.16%
Families 0.74% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Rib Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rib Lake to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 404 48th
Population Density # 479 38th
Diversity Index # 481 38th
Median Household Income # 687 11th
Per Capita Income # 682 12th

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