French Island, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 4,207. Population change since 2000: -4.6%
Males: 2,190  (52.1%)
Females: 2,017  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54603.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,460 (it was $44,736 in 2000)
French Island:

$54,460
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,291 (it was $20,741 in 2000)

French Island CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $146,333 (it was $93,600 in 2000)
French Island:

$146,333
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $158,658; Detached houses: $163,526; Townhouses or other attached units: $63,666; In 2-unit structures: $114,422; Mobile homes: $37,492

Median gross rent in 2012: $814.

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French Island races chart
  • White alone - 3,962 (94.2%)
  • Asian alone - 90 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 50 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 41 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 39 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.05%)

Races in French Island detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in French Island: 100.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.9%), Norwegian (19.7%), Irish (9.2%), United States (5.8%), Polish (4.1%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 2,106 people per square mile   (low).

French Island,WI real estate house value index trend

French Island, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in French Island:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in French Island CDP:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

51 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.2%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,693 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,684 (1.9%)

French Island satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (3.4 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (108.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (229.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Campbell, WI (0.4 miles ), La Crescent, MN (1.7 miles ), Onalaska, WI (1.8 miles ), La Crosse, WI (1.8 miles ), Medary, WI (2.0 miles ), Brice Prairie, WI (2.5 miles ), Dakota, MN (2.5 miles ), Holmen, WI (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 43.86 N, Longitude: 91.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,749 (-39.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 206 (7.8%)

French Island household income distribution French Island home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Work and jobs in French Island: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in French Island, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

French Island-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the French Island place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1980, a category F3 tornado 13.1 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

French Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 266.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 204.8 miles away from French Island center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 413.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 389.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 277.1 miles away from French Island center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 174.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Crosse County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
French Island topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near French Island:

  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN HOSPICE PROG 528 (Hospital, about 3 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • ONALASKA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ONALASKA, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - LA CRESCENT (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LA CRESCENT, MN)
  • LA CROSSE CTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MC HHS (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - LA CROSSE (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; ONALASKA, WI)
  • LUTHERAN HOSPITAL-LA CROSSE HHA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)

Amtrak station near French Island:

  • 2 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to French Island:

  • Western Technical College (about 4 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,377)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 4 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Viterbo University (about 4 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Winona State University (about 24 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 26 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Luther College (about 47 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 57 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Public high school in French Island:

  • Logan Hi (Students: 890; Location: 1500 Ranger Dr; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in French Island:

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Notable location: Campbell Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: La Crosse Outlet Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in French Island include: Island Park Baptist Church (A), Olivet Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in French Island: Louis Nelson County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

La Crosse County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.9%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 15.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in other group homes in 2000

French Island compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

French Island travel time to work - commute French Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for French Island CDP (based on La Crosse County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.14%
Here: 64.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents45.9%25.2%11.7%3.4%2.2%
Congregations13.2%19.8%11.0%5.5%4.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristLutheran ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents2.2%2.2%1.4%0.8%5.0%
Congregations6.6%3.3%3.3%4.4%28.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
La Crosse County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
La Crosse County:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
Here:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
La Crosse County:

26.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

13.0%

5.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,700 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($123 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monroe County, WI  0.52% ($30,172 average AGI)
from Vernon County, WI  0.32% ($28,178)
from Houston County, MN  0.30% ($31,343)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($128 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monroe County, WI  0.38% ($32,121 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.33% ($30,530)
to Vernon County, WI  0.30% ($36,212)

Strongest AM radio stations in French Island:

  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLFN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBH (1570 AM; 1 kW; HOLMEN, WI)
  • 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)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in French Island:

  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • 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)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KWNO-FM (99.3 FM; RUSHFORD, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)

TV broadcast stations around French Island:

  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W67CH (Channel 67; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K38CL (Channel 38; WINONA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$121,61216$127,563100$132,1736$27,9006$122,4822$44,530
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$148,0501$41,9700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$144,5500$014$120,4723$37,1501$65,2800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$162,74020$134,3880$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$322,6803$91,0830$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$134,6837$154,611
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$162,270
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$112,380
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

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