Rib Mountain (town), Wisconsin

Rib Mountain is a town in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 6,825 at the 2010 census.[3] A suburb of Wausau, it is part of the Wausau Metropolitan Statistical Area. The census-designated place of Rib Mountain is located in the town.

Rib Mountain, Wisconsin
Location of Rib Mountain (town), Wisconsin
Location of Rib Mountain (town), Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°54′42″N 89°40′20″W / 44.91167°N 89.67222°W / 44.91167; -89.67222Coordinates: 44°54′42″N 89°40′20″W / 44.91167°N 89.67222°W / 44.91167; -89.67222
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total25.6 sq mi (66.3 km2)
 • Land24.6 sq mi (63.7 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Elevation1,227 ft (374 m)
 • Total6,825
 • Density270/sq mi (100/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-67325[2]
GNIS feature ID1584018[1]


Originally part of the town (now village) of Weston, the area was established as the town of Erickson (in honor of George Erickson, the town chairman) in 1905. Later renamed Flieth, the town was renamed Rib Mountain in 1930.[4] It is named after the nearby hill of Rib Mountain.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.6 square miles (66.3 km²), of which 24.6 square miles (63.7 km²) is land and 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), or 3.91%, is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,556 people, 2,697 households, and 2,206 families residing in the town. The population density was 307.3 people per square mile (118.6/km²). There were 2,769 housing units at an average density of 112.6 per square mile (43.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.49% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,697 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $61,294, and the median income for a family was $66,337. Males had a median income of $45,667 versus $29,071 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,768. About 0.4% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.



The Central Wisconsin Airport (KCWA) serves Rib Mountain, the county and surrounding communities with both scheduled commercial jet service and general aviation services.

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Rib Mountain town, Marathon County, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  4. ^ "Rib Mountaineer: The Mountain and a Township" (PDF). Town of Rib Mountain Bicentennial Committee. 1976. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  5. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1919, Biographical Sketch of Charles Zarnke, pg. 490

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