Ladysmith, Wisconsin Population 2024

3,038

Ladysmith is a city located in Rusk County Wisconsin. Ladysmith has a 2024 population of 3,038. It is also the county seat of Rusk County. Ladysmith is currently declining at a rate of -1.43% annually and its population has decreased by -5.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,214 in 2020.

The average household income in Ladysmith is $60,669 with a poverty rate of 13.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ladysmith is 47.9 years, 43.5 years for males, and 49.6 years for females.

Ladysmith Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ladysmith was:

  • White: 94.8%
  • Two or more races: 2.54%
  • Black or African American: 1.5%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
718.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.48% (-176)
The current population of Ladysmith, Wisconsin is 3,038 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,214.

Ladysmith, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,02694.8%
Two or more races812.54%
Black or African American481.5%
Asian371.16%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Ladysmith Population by Race

Ladysmith Population Pyramid 2024

Ladysmith Median Age

47.9

Total

43.5

Male

49.6

Female

Ladysmith Adults

There are 2,614 adults, (763 of whom are seniors) in Ladysmith.

Ladysmith Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ladysmith Sex Ratio

Female1,65451.82%
Male1,53848.18%

Ladysmith Population by Age

Ladysmith Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5571.985545
Non Family7461.1538.661.4
Married5802.7781.618.4
Female1382.4149.350.7
Male932.9830.169.9

2.68

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ladysmith Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade200.86%
9th to 12th Grade1556.68%
High School Graduate94840.86%
Some College40417.41%
Associates Degree25811.12%
Bachelors Degree34815%
Graduate Degree1878.06%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ladysmith Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ladysmith Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,2212,055534
Black48391
2+ Races30300
Asian21210
Hispanic14140

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.04%.

Ladysmith Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,841$49,044$32,216
Less Than 9th Grade$0$105,815$0
High School Graduate$33,491$50,067$21,346
Some College$37,143$43,875$32,639
Bachelors Degree$47,604$0$48,594
Graduate Degree$93,036$104,500$55,655

$40,841

Average Earnings

$49,044

Average Male

$32,216

Average Female

Ladysmith Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ladysmith Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ladysmith Language

98.55% of Ladysmith residents speak only English, while 1.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Ladysmith Language

Ladysmith Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,83633311.74%
Multiple813846.91%
Black3434100%
Asian301446.67%
Hispanic1171411.97%

13.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.67%

Male Poverty Rate

15.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ladysmith

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ladysmith is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ladysmith is White, with 11.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.42%.

Ladysmith Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.8%
High School18.39%
Bachelors or Greater12.45%
Some College5.05%

Ladysmith Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed7.38%
Male Unemployed5.66%
Female Employed4.16%

Ladysmith Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ladysmith Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$49,973$60,669
Families$64,448$74,109
Married Families$79,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,579$45,667

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ladysmith Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ladysmith Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ladysmith Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ladysmith Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ladysmith Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

152

Number of Veterans

117

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam81
First Gulf War30
World War II28
Korea4
Second Gulf War0

Ladysmith Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7472
75+40
35 to 5420
55 to 6420
18 to 340

Ladysmith Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1455.8%
2+ Races620%
Black12.08%

Ladysmith Veterans by Race

Ladysmith Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ladysmith Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ladysmith Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ladysmith Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ladysmith Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.62%

Born in Ladysmith

98.53%

Native Born

1.47%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.53% of Ladysmith residents were born in the United States, with 73.62% having been born in Wisconsin. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ladysmith Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,818-44-1.54%
20282,862-44-1.51%
20272,906-44-1.49%
20262,950-44-1.47%
20252,994-44-1.45%
20243,038-44-1.43%
20233,082-44-1.41%
20223,126-29-0.92%
20213,155-59-1.84%
20203,2141133.64%
20193,101-15-0.48%
20183,116-37-1.17%
20173,153-1-0.03%
20163,154-14-0.44%
20153,168-83-2.55%
20143,251-19-0.58%
20133,270-2-0.06%
20123,272-79-2.36%
20113,351-44-1.3%
20103,395-537-13.66%
20003,932-6-0.15%
19903,9381122.93%
19803,8261524.14%
19703,674902.51%
19603,584-340-8.66%
19503,9242536.89%
19403,6711785.1%
19303,493-88-2.46%
19203,58100%
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Ladysmith Population by Year