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. There are 6,200 residents in Holmen.

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.


Total Population 9,335
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,674
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.3%
Median Earnings25+ $37,474
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,382
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,940


Median Family Income $77,188
% Above Poverty Level 93.8%
% Below Poverty Level 6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $879
Median House Value $161,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 13.9%

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


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

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
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 1,523 $68,438
Galesville 1,539 $68,017
La Crosse 51,864 $59,369
Onalaska 18,148 $71,062

Holmen Public Libraries

La Crosse County Library
Holmen, Wisconsin
(608) 526-9600

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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