Rusk County

Rusk County
Town of Ladysmith, Rusk County; Photographer: Phil Ruege
County Seat: Ladysmith

311 Miner Ave. E.

City: Ladysmith
Zip: 54848
Phone: 715-532-2100
Land Area: 936 sq. miles
Elevation: 1,144 ft. at Ladysmith
Number of Lakes: 250
Area in Lakes: 7,854 acres (12.27 sq. miles)
Rivers: Chippewa, Flambeau, Jump, Little Jump, Little Thornapple
Major Watershed: Chippewa River
Geographical Province: Northern Highland

Mostly maple, hemlock and yellow birch. North Central: Very small area of conifer swamp. Southwest, South Central, North Central and Southeast: Small areas of white and red pine.


1930: 16,081
1970: 14,238
1980: 15,589
1990: 15,079
2000: 15,347
2010: 14,755
2020: 14,188

WCA District: Northwest

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