Rusk County is located in Northwest Wisconsin. The County Seat is Ladysmith and the largest city is Ladysmith. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ruskcounty.org. The 2014 population estimate is 14,333 and the 2010 census population was 14,755. The land area is 913.59 square miles and there are 16.2 persons per square mile.
97.5% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 86.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $106,800, there are 6,430 households, an average of 2.23 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,004, the median household income is $38,658, and 18.7% of the persons in Rusk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,562. Retail sales (in $1000) were $198,374, and sales per capita were $13,756.
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