Rib Falls, Wisconsin
Rib Falls, Wisconsin
Location of Rib Falls, Wisconsin
|• Total||35.9 sq mi (93.0 km2)|
|• Land||35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||1,306 ft (398 m)|
|• Density||28/sq mi (11/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 ( Central (CST))|
|• Summer ( DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|FIPS code||55-67250 |
|GNIS feature ID||1584015 |
Rib Falls is a town in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 993 at the 2010 census.  The unincorporated community of Rib Falls is located in the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km²), of which 35.9 square miles (92.9 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²), or 0.11%, is water.
As of the census  of 2000, there were 907 people, 302 households, and 254 families living in the town. The population density was 25.3 people per square mile (9.8/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 8.6 per square mile (3.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.45% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% Native American, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.
There were 302 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.8% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.6% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $50,114, and the median income for a family was $54,375. Males had a median income of $31,510 versus $21,736 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,625. About 3.8% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Rib Falls town, Marathon County, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1927,' Biographical Sketch of Matt J. Berres, pg. 706