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Population (year 2000): 6,018. Estimated population in July 2005: 5,880 (-2.3% change)
Males: 3,017 (50.1%), Females: 3,001 (49.9%)

Crawford County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $34,038 (year 2000)
Median house value: $80,500 (year 2000)

Prairie du Chien, WI residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Prairie du Chien:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.4%)
  • Black (3.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (34.7%), Irish (17.3%), Czech (9.5%), Norwegian (9.3%), English (8.0%), French (7.0%).

New! du Chien, Wisconsin forum

Elevation: 632 feet

Land area: 5.6 square miles

Prairie

For population 25 years and over in Prairie du Chien

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prairie du Chien city

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +196 (+3.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IA Dubuque, (48.7 miles pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (120.1 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (252.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: du Chien, WI (0.0 miles Prairie IA (2.9 miles Marquette, IA McGregor, (3.0 miles WI (6.3 miles Bridgeport, WI (6.9 miles Wyalusing, Clayton, IA (9.8 miles) , WI (10.2 miles Bagley, .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,800

Latitude: 43.04 N, Longitude: 91.14 W

Area code: 608


Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Manufacturing (22.9%), Retail trade (14.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,464 (+40.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,273 (82.6%)

Crime in Prairie du Chien (2004):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (34.2 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 assaults (68.5 per 100,000)
  • 3 burglaries (51.4 per 100,000)
  • 48 thefts (821.6 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (17.1 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 63.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Prairie

Prairie du Chien-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Prairie du Chien city center .

On 5/10/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Prairie du Chien:
  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (705 EAST TAYLOR STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Prairie du Chien:
  • GUTTENBERG MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; GUTTENBERG, IA)
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; ELKADER, IA)
  • VETERANS MEMORIAL (about 28 miles; WAUKON, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Prairie du Chien:
  • DUBUQUE REGIONAL (about 54 miles; DUBUQUE, IA; ID: DBQ)
  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 58 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; ID: LSE)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 87 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; ID: VOK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Prairie du Chien:
  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN MUNI (about 3 miles; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; ID: PDC)
  • MONONA MUNI (about 14 miles; MONONA, IA; ID: 7C3)
  • ELKADER (about 22 miles; ELKADER, IA; ID: I27)


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
Local Libraries 4 $8,672 $26,016 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $10,762 $32,286 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,306 $25,836 30 $4,463
Sewerage 4 $12,146 $36,438 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $22,620 $30,160 0 $0
Firefighters 2 $5,852 $35,112 31 $3,655
Police Protection - Officers 13 $43,952 $40,571 3 $542
Police - Other 4 $11,061 $33,183 11 $3,562
Financial Administration 3 $10,955 $43,820 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $3,084
Other Government Administration 1 $2,269 $27,228 13 $2,690
Health 0 $0   1 $155
Totals for Government 46 $132,596 $34,590 91 $18,153


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prairie du Chien:
  • UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; FAYETTE, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,173)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 49 miles; DECORAH, IA; FT enrollment: 2,566)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE (about 50 miles; PLATTEVILLE, WI; FT enrollment: 5,045)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 52 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 8,669)
  • NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CALMAR (about 54 miles; CALMAR, IA; FT enrollment: 2,393)
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 60 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,973)
  • KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; FT enrollment: 7,991)
Public high schools in Prairie du Chien:
  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN HI (Students: 473; Location: 800 E CRAWFORD ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CORRECTIONAL (Students: 231; Location: 500 E PARRISH ST; Grades: 12 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Prairie du Chien:
  • BLUFF VIEW INTERMEDIATE (Students: 469; Location: 1901 E WELLS ST; Grades: 03 - 08)
  • BA KENNEDY SCH (Students: 298; Location: 420 WACOUTA AVE; Grades: PK - 02)
Library in Prairie du Chien:
  • JOSEPH W. & EMMA L. WACHUTE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $285,335; Location: 125 S. WACOUTA AVE.; 34,063 books; 704 audio materials; 738 video materials; 69 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Prairie du Chien: Villa Louis (A), Fur Trade Museum (B), Fort Crawford Medical Museum (C), Cornelius Tourist Information Center (D), Crawford County Courthouse (E), Joseph and Emma Wachute Memorial Library (F), Prairie du Chien City Hall (G).

Churches in Prairie du Chien include: Saint Johns Catholic Church (A), Saint Gabriels Catholic Church (B), Saint Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (D).

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Fort Crawford National Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3).

Parks in Prairie du Chien include: Cecil Smith Athletic Field (1), Lawler Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Prairie du Chien compared to Wisconsin state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Prairie du Chien:
  • WPRE (980 AM; 1 kW; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KADR (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELKADER, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prairie du Chien:
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K292DP (106.3 FM; MARQUETTE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Prairie du Chien:
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

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