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Black River Falls, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Black River Falls ...

The city of Black River Falls is located in Jackson County and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

The location of Black River Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Black River Falls: Black Riv. Falls

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Black River Falls has a population of 3,503 people<2> (see below for details).

Black River Falls is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Black River Falls lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Black River Falls had a population of 3,622 people (or 17.71% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Black River Falls the county's most populous community.

The population of Black River Falls represents 0.06% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 241st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,622 people, the population of Black River Falls has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,618 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Black River Falls had an population of 3,503 people. This is a decrease of 3.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.18% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Black River Falls.

Communities near Black River Falls ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Black River Falls and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Albion   [Map]   1,230   W   5 miles [8 km]
Alma   [Map]   1,083   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blair   [Map]   1,369   W   18 miles [29 km]
Hixton   [Map]   655   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Irving   [Map]   764   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Little Falls   [Map]   1,576   S   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Black River Falls.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Black River Falls. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Black River Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Black River Falls. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Black River Falls:

Websites for Black River Falls ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Black River Falls ...

Looking for more information about Black River Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Black River Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Black River Falls, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Black River Falls.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Jackson County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Black River Falls:

The official website for Jackson County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Black River Falls.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black River Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Black River Falls) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Black River Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black River Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black River Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2986, Longitude: -90.8471     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Black River Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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