Price County

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Price County, Wisconsin

126 Cherry St
Phillips, WI 54555
Phone: (715) 339-3325
Fax: (715) 339-3089
www.co.price.wi.us

In north-central WI, northwest of Wausau; organized Feb 26, 1879 from Chippewa and Lincoln counties. Name Origin: For William Thompson Price (1824-86), WI jurist, legislator, and U.S. representative (1883-86)

Area (sq mi):: 1278.43 (land 1252.56; water 25.87) Population per square mile: 12.20
Population 2005: 15,220 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.80%; 1990-2000 1.40% Population 2000: 15,822 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 41.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,837; median household $35,249; Population below poverty level: 8.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,863-$24,361
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.40% Median travel time to work: 18.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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