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Overview

Introduction to Holmen, Wisconsin

Holmen, Wisconsin, in La Crosse county, is 11 miles N of La Crosse, Wisconsin and 113 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota. The village is in the La Crosse area.

Holmen History

Holmen received official incorporation as a village in 1946. The community grew gradually from the mid 1940s until the 1980s, when growth was expedited greatly.

Holmen and nearby Attractions

  • Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum
  • Perrot State Park
  • Children's Museum of La Crosse
  • Great River Bluffs State Park
  • Wildcat Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Holmen

Black River State Forest, Merrick State Park, Perrot State Park and Beaver Creek Valley State Park are some of parks accessible from Holmen. Those interested in the area’s history may enjoy a visit to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum and the Children’s Museum of La Crosse. Hillview Golf Club and Walsh Golf Center are nearby as well. The village hosts the Kornfest every August.

Holmen Transportation

Chippewa Valley is the nearest airport.

Holmen Higher Education

Local institutions of higher education include Winona State University, Chippewa Valley Technical College and Western Wisconsin Technical College.

People

Total Population 9,432
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,556
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 58.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,808
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $855
Median House Value $168,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.6%
Irish 13.6%

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

Holmen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County La Crosse
Metro Area La Crosse
Standard Zip Codes 54636
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.963
Longitude -91.256

Holmen 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 LA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches
Station TREMPEALEAU DAM 6
Distance 9.2 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 DODGE
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bangor 1,435 $70,625
Galesville 1,495 $69,226
La Crosse 51,993 $57,690
Onalaska 18,255 $70,288

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

Holmen Public Libraries

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La Crosse County Library
103 STATE ST.
Holmen, Wisconsin
(608) 526-9600

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1001 MCHUGH RD
608-526-3372
Serves 931 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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