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Rusk County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Rusk County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Ladysmith
Largest city Ladysmith
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

931 sq mi (2,411 km²)
913 sq mi (2,365 km²)
18 sq mi (46 km²), 1.91%
 - (2000)
 - Density

17/sq mi (6/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Rusk County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 15,347. Its county seat is Ladysmith6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,411 km² (931 sq mi). 2,365 km² (913 sq mi) of it is land and 46 km² (18 sq mi) of it (1.91%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Rusk County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Rusk County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 11,160
1920 16,403 47.0%
1930 16,081 −2.0%
1940 17,737 10.3%
1950 16,790 −5.3%
1960 14,794 −11.9%
1970 14,238 −3.8%
1980 15,589 9.5%
1990 15,079 −3.3%
2000 15,347 1.8%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,347 people, 6,095 households, and 4,156 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (17/sq mi). There were 7,609 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.69% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.7% were of German, 13.6% Polish, 9.0% Norwegian, 6.8% Irish, 6.2% American and 5.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 6,095 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.

Cities and towns Edit

Cities and Villages Townships Unincorporated Places

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°29′N 91°08′W / 45.48, -91.14

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