Westby, Wisconsin

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Westby, Wisconsin

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High Points

Westby strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Westby Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Westby Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 8% Westby Low Property Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Westby Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Westby, Wisconsin

Comparing Westby to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 1
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 8 6
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
People Living Alone 7 6
Housing Recently Built 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Westby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SE of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Vernon
Standard Zip Codes 54667
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.656
Longitude -90.854

Westby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 57 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Station VIROQUA 2 S
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Station SPARTA
Distance 19.2 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
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Westby Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,045 100%
Male 940 46%
Female 1,105 54%
Under 18 512 25%
18+ 1,533 75%
65+ 447 21.9%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.92
White 2,027 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 10 0.5%
Mixed Race 1 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 0.9%

Estimated Westby Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,142
Growth 97
Growth % 4.7%

Westby Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Norwegian 60.5%
German 15.5%
English 5.7%
Irish 4.5%
Italian 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
US/American 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
European 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Westby, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bloomingdale (54667)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Westby 2,045 $41,000
Cashton 1,005 $37,917
Chaseburg 306 $45,417
Coon Valley 714 $45,962
La Farge 775 $33,750
Ontario 476 $28,750
Viroqua 4,335 $35,475

Westby Public Libraries

Bekkum Memorial Public Library
206 N. MAIN ST.
Westby, Wisconsin
(608) 634-4419

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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