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People

Total Population 4,936
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 19.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,480
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 53.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,222
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.5%
Median Gross Rent $790
Median House Value $161,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 9.2%

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

West Salem Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NE of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County La Crosse
Metro Area La Crosse
Standard Zip Codes 54669
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.899
Longitude -91.081

West Salem 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 8.5 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 SPARTA
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Station DODGE
Distance 28.4 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
Holmen 9,432 $77,808
La Crosse 51,993 $57,690
Onalaska 18,255 $70,288
Rockland 661 $65,893
Sparta 9,638 $55,938

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

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West Salem High Schools

WEST SALEM HI
405 E HAMLIN ST
608-786-1220
Serves 520 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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