Demographics

People

Total Population5,013
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+2,513
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married57.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.9%
Median Earnings25+$42,480
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,849

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,731
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$907
Median House Value$180,000

Ancestry

German49.9%
Norwegian25.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.7%
Irish9.2%
Polish7.8%
English6.7%
Swedish4.6%
French Except Basque2.1%
Danishn2%
Welsh1.9%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.7%
Swiss1%
Dutch1%
Canadian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Russian0.4%
Iraqi0.3%
Arab0.3%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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West Salem Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyLa Crosse County
Standard Zip Codes54669
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.89
Approximate Longitude-91.08

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)

StationLA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AP
Distance8.5 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
StationSPARTA
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp3 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip33 inches
StationDODGE
Distance28.4 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
Bangor1,293$84,038
Holmen9,909$90,215
La Crosse51,866$64,193
Onalaska18,546$79,250
Rockland645$71,923
Sparta9,656$65,376

West Salem Public Schools

West Salem Elementary
475 N Mark St
ZIP: 54669
(608) 786-1662
Primary
Total Enrollment 859
West Salem High
490 N Mark St
ZIP: 54669
(608) 786-1220
High
Total Enrollment 565
West Salem Middle
450 N Mark St
ZIP: 54669
(608) 786-2090
Middle
Total Enrollment 351

West Salem Private Schools

Christ-st John's Lutheran School
500 Park St
ZIP: 54669
Elementary
Total Enrollment 70
Coulee Region Christian School
230 Garland St W
ZIP: 54669
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 132
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