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Welcome to Rice Lake ...

The city of Rice Lake is located in Barron County<1>.

The location of Rice Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Rice Lake: Rice Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rice Lake has a population of 8,513 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rice Lake.

Rice Lake is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Rice Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Rice Lake: (715) and (534)<5>

Websites for Rice Lake ...

Official Website:   www.ci.rice-lake.wi.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chamber.rice-lake.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rice Lake had an population of 8,513 people. This is an increase of 0.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rice Lake had a population of 8,438 people (which is 18.4% of the total population of Barron County). This makes Rice Lake the county's most populous community.

The population of Rice Lake represents 0.15% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 109th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,438 people, the population of Rice Lake increased 1.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,320 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rice Lake.

Adding Rice Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rice Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rice Lake was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rice Lake on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Rice Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Rice Lake - they are located in Manitoba, Minnesota (4) and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rice Lake.

Communities near Rice Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rice Lake.

  • Barron [Barron County]
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    • Barron [Barron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Rice Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barron
  • Cumberland [Barron County]
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    • Cumberland [Barron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Rice Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,097 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
  • Chetek [Barron County]
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    • Chetek [Barron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Rice Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,094 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chetek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chetek
  • Cameron [Barron County]
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    • Cameron [Barron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Rice Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,798 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chetek [Barron County]
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      • Chetek [Barron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Rice Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chetek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chetek
    • Prairie Lake [Barron County]
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      • Prairie Lake [Barron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Rice Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Lake
    • Shell Lake [Washburn County]
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      • Shell Lake [Washburn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Rice Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,318 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Lake
    • Maple Grove [Barron County]
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      • Maple Grove [Barron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Rice Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Lakeland [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeland
      • Lakeland [Barron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Rice Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeland
    • Cedar Lake [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Lake
      • Cedar Lake [Barron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Rice Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lake

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rice Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rice Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rice Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rice Lake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rice Lake. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rice Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rice Lake: www.ci.rice-lake.wi.us/

The official website for Barron County: www.co.barron.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Barron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rice Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rice Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Rice Lake) 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 Rice Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rice LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rice Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4969, Longitude: -91.7393       In this case, the coordinates for Rice Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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