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Population (year 2000): 14,839. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,701 (+5.8% change)
Males: 7,181 (48.4%), Females: 7,658 (51.6%)

La Crosse County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $47,800 (year 2000)
Median house value: $114,400 (year 2000)

Onalaska, WI residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Onalaska:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (46.3%), Norwegian (23.0%), Irish (14.3%), English (8.0%), Polish (6.5%), French (4.4%).

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Elevation: 716 feet

Land area: 9.1 square miles

Onalaska,

For population 25 years and over in Onalaska

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Onalaska city

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

2.6% Foreign born (1.9% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,563 (+20.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Crosse, WI La (5.3 miles pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (137.4 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (281.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: WI (0.0 miles Onalaska, WI (2.4 miles Medary, Island, WI (3.7 miles French Crosse, WI La (5.3 miles WI (5.4 miles Holmen, Prairie, WI (7.2 miles Brice Crescent, MN La (7.3 miles Salem, WI (9.1 miles West


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 88 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 1997: 68 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 1998: 64 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 1999: 73 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2000: 76 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2001: 121 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2002: 128 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2003: 90 buildings, average cost: $217,100
  • 2004: 119 buildings, average cost: $194,500

Latitude: 43.89 N, Longitude: 91.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608


Onalaska, Wisconsin business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.7%), Manufacturing (15.0%), Retail trade (14.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -983 (-6.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,830 (22.2%)


 

Crime in Onalaska by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 1 1 0 0 1
    per 100,000 6.7 6.7 0.0 0.0 6.7
Assaults 18 7 18 22 34
    per 100,000 121.3 47.2 121.3 148.3 229.1
Burglaries 26 17 21 44 39
    per 100,000 175.2 114.6 141.5 296.5 262.8
Thefts 572 551 555 498 424
    per 100,000 3854.7 3713.2 3740.1 3356.0 2857.3
Auto thefts 3 5 11 7 8
    per 100,000 20.2 33.7 74.1 47.2 53.9
197.0 170.7 189.7 188.4 184.9


Average climate in Onalaska, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Onalaska,

Onalaska-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Onalaska city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1959, a category 3 tornado 15.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Onalaska:
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR LACROSSE (about 7 miles; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • LA CROSSE LUTHERAN HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR SPARTA HOSP (about 29 miles; SPARTA, WI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Onalaska:
  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 3 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; ID: LSE)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 68 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; ID: VOK)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 69 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; ID: EAU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Onalaska:
  • BLAIR (about 28 miles; BLAIR, WI; ID: 5E6)
  • HOUSTON COUNTY (about 29 miles; CALEDONIA, MN; ID: CHU)
  • VIROQUA MUNI (about 33 miles; VIROQUA, WI; ID: Y51)

Amtrak station near Onalaska:
  • 5 miles: LA CROSSE (601 ST. ANDREW ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 10 $19,043 $22,851 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $12,104 $29,049 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $10,260 $30,780 32 $8,043
Other and Unallocable 6 $16,862 $33,724 2 $2,714
Streets and Highways 17 $52,259 $36,888 0 $0
Water Supply 6 $15,536 $31,072 0 $0
Firefighters 8 $23,692 $35,538 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $2,079
Police Protection - Officers 29 $105,825 $43,789 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $6,075 $24,300 7 $2,077
Financial Administration 2 $8,004 $48,024 0 $0
Totals for Government 90 $269,659 $35,954 43 $14,914


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onalaska:
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 4 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,973)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 7 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 8,669)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 32 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 54 miles; DECORAH, IA; FT enrollment: 2,566)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 64 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 64 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,601)
Public high school in Onalaska:
  • ONALASKA HI (Students: 915; Location: 700 HILLTOPPER PL; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Onalaska:
  • LUTHER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: 1501 WILSON ST/BOX 129; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Onalaska:
  • ONALASKA MID (Students: 647; Location: 711 QUINCY ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EAGLE BLUFF EL (Students: 397; Location: 200 EAGLE BLUFF COURT; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • PERTZSCH EL (Students: 324; Location: 524 MAIN ST; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • NORTHERN HILLS EL (Students: 266; Location: 511 SPRUCE ST; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • ONALASKA KINDERGARTEN CENTER (Students: 200; Location: 200 EAGLE BLUFF COURT; Grades: PK - KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Onalaska:
  • ST PATRICK S SCHOOL (Students: 205; Location: 127 11TH AVENUE NORTH; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 1201 MAIN ST/PO BOX 128; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Onalaska: Cedar Creek Country Club (A), Onalaska City Hall (B), Onalaska Public Library (C).

Churches in Onalaska include: Saint Marks Church (A), Grace Baptist Church (B), Christian Chapel Church of Christ (C), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (E), Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (F), Onalaska United Methodist Church (G), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (H).

Parks in Onalaska include: Onalaska Park (1), Glen Fox Park (2), Wayside Park (3), Riders Club Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Onalaska compared to Wisconsin state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Onalaska:
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBH (1570 AM; 1 kW; HOLMEN, WI)
  • WLFN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Onalaska:
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K201BW (88.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, ETC., MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Onalaska:
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W67CH (Channel 67; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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