Rio, Wisconsin is a small town with just over 1,000 residents. The town's population, at an average age of just under 36, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Wisconsin. Renters tend to be in the minority in Rio, and 75% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $742/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Rio will save around $1,600 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 28 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Rio residents are well aware that traveling to work takes some patience. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, selected by 48% of residents, while public transit isn't used. A small percentage of residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number does exceed the national average.
Many Rio residents work in one of four industries: manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and construction. Together, these industries make up 31% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of about $69,000, Rio workers earn roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in Wisconsin. Rio, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Rio has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (11%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 9% have a Bachelor's degree and 1% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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