Dunn County

Dunn County

Population

Total Population

44,806

Population
Growth Rate

0.30%

Median Age

35

Diversity Index

15.800

Quality of Life

Education

The county has many quality public schools and four parochial schools. Dunn County school district students score consistently well above the national norm on achievement and scholastic aptitude tests. Listed below are links to some of the fine schools in Dunn County:

Health Care

Cedar Medical Center (RCMC) part of Mayo Health System, provides high quality health care for the entire county. It combines a 25-bed critical access hospital with a multi-specialty hospital-based clinic. RCMC provides primary care and diagnostic services at both satellite clinics in Elmwood and Glenwood City. RCMC provides outpatient primary and specialty care as well as inpatient and outpatient surgery, acute, critical care, obstetrics and swing bed hospital care, urgent care, behavioral health, telephone triage, pharmacy, rehabilitative services and emergency care in Menomonie. To find more detailed hospital data, click here.

Marshfield Clinic offers patient-centered, cost-effective and technologically advanced health care in Dunn County and throughout the Chippewa Valley. The MENOMONIE CENTER is conveniently located just off Hwy 29 in the Stout Technology Park. A staff of full time physicians and consulting specialists offers comprehensive family medicine and seamless access to specialty care. Same day appointments are usually available.

There are several nursing homes and residential care centers in the county, and many fine optometrists, dentists, and chiropractors.

Recreation

Recreational Highlights   
Water Acres as % of Land
Area
1.2Bicycle Trail (miles)35
Swimming Areas4Snowmobile Trails (miles)230
Fishing Lakes/Rivers5Cross-Country Ski Trails
(miles)
24
Trout Streams (miles)160Golf Courses4
Canoe Trails (miles)75Parks and Picnic Areas42
Boat Launches26Hunting Areas (public
acres)
8700
Camping
Sites
313Shooting Ranges3
Hiking & Nature Trails
(miles)
35Source: Dunn County Outdoor Recreation Plan, 1996-2000 

 

Dunn County has a variety of recreational resources ranging from hunting and fishing to golfing and picnicking. The County is characterized by rolling hills and numerous fishing streams. The Red Cedar River is known for its many fishing, canoeing, and camping opportunities. Trout fishing is also popular in Dunn County with the DNR continually stocking many of its streams, including Big Elk, Wilson, Muddy, Knight and Gilbert Creeks. A groomed and well-marked snowmobile route runs the length of the County. Hoffman Hills Park has recently been developed into a cross-country ski area. Of state significance is the Red Cedar Trail which runs parallel to the Red Cedar River from Menomonie to the Dunnville Wildlife Area.

Education

Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie and is renowned for its technical and industrial expertise. Strengths of the University include: manufacturing engineering, packaging, graphic arts and design, hotel and restaurant management, computer science and applied mathematics, CAD/CAM programs, computer manufacturing simulation, etc.

The highly diversified Chippewa Valley Technical College, located in Menomonie, is part of an eleven county vocational district that offers 55 full-time career training programs, and is recognized for its ability to design and implement a variety of customized labor training programs. It has the resources of the entire Wisconsin vocational technical education system to draw upon.

Housing & Income

Households

16,971

Total Housing Units

18,638


Owner Occupied

10,927

Renter Occupied

6,044

Vacant

1,667

Median Home Value

$169,848


Average Home Value

$199,570

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.50%


Per Capita Income

2.38%

Income Projection

Median Household

$53,340 $56,526


Average Household

$65,093 $72,993


Per Capita

$25,248 $28,394

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,624

Total Employed

18,025

Workers 16+

21,986

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

87

Employed

285

Mining

Businesses

5

Employed

516

Utilities

Businesses

6

Employed

71

Construction

Businesses

134

Employed

676

Manufacturing

Businesses

68

Employed

2,706

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

57

Employed

1,190

Some
High School

1,180

Graduated
High School

8,342

Associates
Degree

3,447

Bachelor's
Degree

4,667

Graduate
Degree

2,627

Average Commute Time

23 min.



Resident Commuters

14,363

Non-Resident Commuters

6,808

Drive Alone

16,806

Carpooled

1,947

Public

26

Work At Home

1,298

Transportation

Transportation

Dunn County is directly on the interstate Highway 94 corridor, and is serviced by U.S. State Highways 12, 25 and 29. It has a network of county trunk highways providing over 1,000 miles of roadway.

  • Dunn County has two airports (Menomonie and Boyceville), and is 20 minutes from the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport. It is one hour from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. The Menomonie Municipal airport is Transport/Corporate classified facility and has a new (2010) terminal building.
  • The county is serviced by two railroads, the West Central Limited (CWL) and Union Pacific, with rail access to many of its sites. Reciprocal switching is available, with only 25 miles to mainline switching.
  • Numerous trade lines serve the county with overnight delivery available to the upper Midwest.
  • Greyhound bus lines serve the county daily, with Door Stop Bus operation for the aged and differently abled.
  • There is a 24 hour cab service operating in the county.

Utilities

Media & Communications