La Prairie, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 834.
Population change since 2000: -10.2%
 
Males: 420  (50.4%)
Females: 414  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

46.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 53546.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,169 (it was $52,813 in 2000)
La Prairie:

$64,169
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,612 (it was $22,108 in 2000)

La Prairie town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $185,089 (it was $127,500 in 2000)
La Prairie:

$185,089
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $165,851; detached houses: $164,496; townhouses or other attached units: $265,485; in 2-unit structures: $148,240; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,259; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $502,314; mobile homes: $25,256
March 2019 cost of living index in La Prairie: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in La Prairie, WI (2010)
    • 81097.1%White alone
    • 70.8%Hispanic
    • 50.6%Two or more races
    • 40.5%Asian alone
    • 30.4%Black alone
    • 30.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone

Races in La Prairie detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (43.9%), English (17.7%), Irish (15.0%), Norwegian (11.5%), French (6.1%), United States (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 34.6 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

15 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.6%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
La Prairie town:

1.6% ($2,058)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (4.8 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (37.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (85.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Janesville, WI (2.2 miles ),
Rock, WI (2.3 miles ),
Turtle, WI (2.5 miles ),
Bradford, WI (2.6 miles ),
Clinton, WI (2.6 miles ),
Harmony, WI (2.6 miles ),
Beloit, WI (2.9 miles ),
Johnstown, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.63 N, Longitude: 88.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Distribution of median household income in La Prairie, WI in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,500
Number of permits per 10,000 La Prairie, WI residents
Average permit cost in La Prairie, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in La Prairie, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.6%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (20.1%)
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.1%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.9%)
Most common occupations in La Prairie, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.9%)

Average climate in La Prairie, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.2. This is better than average.

City:

58.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

La Prairie-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the La Prairie town center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Prairie-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 294.3 miles away from La Prairie center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from La Prairie 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 269.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 326.9 miles away from La Prairie center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 293.0 miles away from La Prairie center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 282.8 miles away from La Prairie 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 Rock County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near La Prairie:

  • JANESVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • ST ELIZABETH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • ROCK HOSPICE CARE LIMITED (Hospital, about 5 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • HOSPICE TEAM CARE INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • CEDAR CREST HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • MERCY ASSISTED CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • MERCY REGIONAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; JANESVILLE, WI)

Amtrak stations near La Prairie:

  • 3 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)
  • 7 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: BELOIT (HWY. 75 & HWY. 51) - Bus Station . Services: call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Prairie:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 19 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 11,124)
  • Rock Valley College (about 23 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • Edgewood College (about 38 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 39 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 39 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 39 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 40 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in La Prairie: Arndt Farms (A), Daluge Farm (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.7%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.7%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.8%
Whole state:

3.7%

For population 15 years and over in La Prairie:

Marital status in La Prairie, WI
  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in La Prairie:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for La Prairie, WI (based on Rock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,15812
Mainline Protestant24,20848
Evangelical Protestant22,17780
Other1,34713
Black Protestant9414
None84,500-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Rock County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Rock County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Here:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 130
Rock County:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Rock County:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rock County:

13.5%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

4.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dane County, WI  0.86% ($51,355 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IL  0.53% ($40,424)
from Walworth County, WI  0.37% ($37,942)


4.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,253 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dane County, WI  0.90% ($49,909 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IL  0.44% ($41,640)
to Walworth County, WI  0.24% ($40,610)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Prairie:

  • WCLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, LLC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGEZ (1490 AM; 1 kW; BELOIT, WI; Owner: REGO, LTD.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Prairie:

  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSUW (91.7 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS.)

TV broadcast stations around La Prairie:

  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 427ft / 130mTotal length
  • $2,162,000Total costs
  • 381,405Total average daily traffic
  • 56,782Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in La Prairie, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71950-1959
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for La Prairie, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Prairie, WI
  • 51.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 37.9%Utility gas
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Electricity
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Prairie, WI
  • 47.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.7%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Electricity
  • 2.6%Wood


La Prairie compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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