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People

Total Population 1,074
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 29.9%
Employed Population 16+ 413
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.3%
Median Earnings25+ $35,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $41,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,806

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,136
% Above Poverty Level 84.3%
% Below Poverty Level 15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.9%
Median Gross Rent $789
Median House Value $91,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 8.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Houston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Houston
Metro Area La Crosse
Standard Zip Codes 55943
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.763
Longitude -91.568

Houston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CALEDONIA
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Station TREMPEALEAU DAM 6
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station GENOA DAM 8
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caledonia 2,806 $56,375
Hokah 551 $61,932
La Crescent 4,815 $60,607

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 7

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