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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,693
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+4,987
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married60.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.5%
Median Earnings25+$38,009
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,729
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,572

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,576
% Above Poverty Level95%
% Below Poverty Level5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$867
Median House Value$175,800

Ancestry

German44.1%
Norwegian24.6%
Irish13.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.8%
English6.8%
Polish4.7%
French Except Basque3.1%
Czech2.3%
Danishn1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Italian1.6%
Finnish1.4%
Swedish1.4%
Swiss1%
Greek0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Slovene0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Belgian0.1%
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Holmen Almanac

CategoryValue
County La Crosse County
Standard Zip Codes54636
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.95
Approximate Longitude-91.25

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)

StationLA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AP
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.3 inches
StationTREMPEALEAU DAM 6
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp6 to 24 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.9 inches
StationDODGE
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp2 to 26 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp58 to 85 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bangor1,273$80,089
Galesville1,688$70,652
La Crosse51,928$60,498
Onalaska18,452$73,917
Trempealeau1,849$67,917
West Salem5,006$76,333

Holmen Public Libraries

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

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Holmen Public Schools

Evergreen Elementary
510 Long Coulee Rd
ZIP: 54636
(608) 526-9080
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Holmen High
1001 Mchugh Rd
ZIP: 54636
(608) 526-3372
High
Total Enrollment 1152
Holmen Middle
502 N Main St
ZIP: 54636
(608) 526-3391
Middle
Total Enrollment 825
Holmen Public Preschool
500 E Wall St
ZIP: 54636
(608) 783-9393
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Prairie View Elementary
1201 Newport La
ZIP: 54636
(608) 526-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Sand Lake Elementary
3600 Sand Lake Rd
ZIP: 54636
(608) 781-0974
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Viking Elementary
500 E Wall St
ZIP: 54636
(608) 526-3316
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
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