Onalaska, Wisconsin

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Population in 2012: 18,256 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.0%
 
Males: 8,758  (48.0%)
Females: 9,498  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54650.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,210 (it was $47,800 in 2000)
Onalaska:

$55,210
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,701 (it was $24,066 in 2000)

Onalaska city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $168,980 (it was $105,800 in 2000)
Onalaska:

$168,980
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $182,149; Detached houses: $203,063; Townhouses or other attached units: $218,597; In 2-unit structures: $194,223; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,380; Mobile homes: $22,768

Median gross rent in 2012: $745.

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  • White alone - 15,762 (88.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1,121 (6.3%)
  • Black alone - 361 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 282 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 201 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.07%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Onalaska: 100.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.1%), Norwegian (15.0%), Irish (10.8%), Polish (5.1%), English (4.8%), Swedish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 716 feet

Land area: 9.09 square miles.

Population density: 2,007 people per square mile   (low).

Onalaska,WI real estate house value index trend

Onalaska, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Onalaska:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Onalaska city:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

768 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:  4.3%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Onalaska, Wisconsin as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Onalaska to the number of sex offenders is 230 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,346 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,778 (1.9%)

Onalaska satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (5.2 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (107.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (228.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Medary, WI (1.7 miles ), French Island, WI (1.8 miles ), Campbell, WI (1.8 miles ), Holmen, WI (2.2 miles ), La Crosse, WI (2.3 miles ), Brice Prairie, WI (2.4 miles ), La Crescent, MN (2.5 miles ), Hamilton, WI (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 117 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2006: 71 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2007: 59 buildings, average cost: $268,700
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2009: 41 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2011: 65 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $225,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.89 N, Longitude: 91.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +915 (+5.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,767 (29.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Onalaska household income distribution Onalaska home values distribution

Crime rates in Onalaska by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000001101211
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.06.36.10.05.911.55.65.6
Robberies 100132514222
per 100,000 6.60.00.06.419.112.730.55.923.511.511.211.1
Assaults 71822343214631410107
per 100,000 46.2120.4146.1218.3203.888.836.617.882.457.656.139.0
Burglaries 172144393953445062377361
per 100,000 112.2140.5292.3250.4248.4336.3268.7296.3364.7213.0409.8339.9
Thefts 551555498424402394417516482395400439
per 100,000 3637.93713.63308.12721.82560.72500.22546.33058.12835.62274.42245.62446.4
Auto thefts 5117863566644
per 100,000 33.073.646.551.438.219.030.535.635.334.522.522.3
Arson 001001100000
per 100,000 0.00.06.60.00.06.36.10.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.4) 170.4192.0189.3179.4172.6154.6147.2154.1173.3135.4142.1141.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Onalaska detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Wisconsin average:

2.22
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,563 (+20.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

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

Average climate in Onalaska, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Onalaska-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Onalaska city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1980, a category F3 tornado 15.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Onalaska-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 266.8 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 205.2 miles away from Onalaska 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 414.0 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 390.8 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 278.0 miles away from Onalaska 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 175.2 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).
Onalaska topographic map

Birthplace of: Tom Newberry - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Onalaska:

  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - ONALASKA (3075 SOUTH KINNEY COULEE RD)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - LA CROSSE (191 THEATRE ROAD)
  • ONALASKA CARE CTR (1600 MAIN ST)

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.

Colleges/Universities in Onalaska:

  • Globe University-La Crosse (Full-time enrollment: 329; Location: 2651 Midwest Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.globeuniversity.edu/)
  • The Salon Professional Academy-Onalaska (FT enrollment: 119; Location: 566 Theater Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.salonproacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onalaska:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 6 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 6 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Viterbo University (about 7 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 27 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Luther College (about 50 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 60 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Public high school in Onalaska:

  • Onalaska Hi (Students: 860; Location: 700 Hilltopper Pl; Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Onalaska:

  • LUTHER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 1501 WILSON ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Onalaska:

Private elementary/middle schools in Onalaska:

  • ST PATRICK'S SCHOOL (Students: 185; Location: 127 11TH AVE N; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 1201 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Notable locations in Onalaska: Cedar Creek Country Club (A), Onalaska Public Library (B), Onalaska City Hall (C), Onalaska Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Onalaska include: Christian Chapel Church of Christ (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), First Lutheran Church (C), Grace Baptist Church (D), Hope Christian Reformed Church (E), Onalaska United Methodist Church (F), Saint Marks Church (G), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (H), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Onalaska include: Wayside Park (1), Glen Fox Park (2), Onalaska Park (3), Riders Club Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Onalaska Area Historical Society Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 741 Oak Avenue South), Center for Commerce & Tourism (800 Oak Forest Drive), Holmen Civic & Commerce (800 Oak Forest Drive), Chamber of Commerce Onalaska - Tourism Information (800 Oak Forest Drive), City of Onalaska - Center for Commerce & Tourism (800 Oak Forest Drive), Onalaska (800 Oak Forest Drive).

Hotels: Lake Motel (926 2nd Avenue North), Comfort Inn Onalaska (1223 Crossing Meadows Drive), Comfort Inn (1223 Crossing Meadows Drive), Edgewater Motel (N5326 State Road 35), Cozy Corner Cottages (W8071 County Road Zb), Lumber Baron Inn (421 2nd Avenue North), Hampton Inn La Crosse/Onalaska (308 Hampton Court), Microtel Inn (3240 North Kinney Coulee Road).

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 3.7 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 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Onalaska and their reported violations in the past:

BOSTWICK VALLEY MHP (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-01-2009 and JUN-07-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-13-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-08-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Onalaska that have no violations reported:

  • MCDONALDS RESTAURANT (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SAND LAKE WESLEYAN CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SITARA SALON SPA (Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PETTICOAT JUNCTION (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VAN RIPER PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.5%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.4% for Black residents, 7.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
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: 0.2% of all households
94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
31 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Onalaska in 2000:

  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Onalaska, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Onalaska compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Onalaska (2011 data):

  • Coulee Bank: Eagle Crest Facility, Eagle Crest Branch, Onalaska Branch. Info updated 2010/05/24: Bank assets: $275.7 mil, Deposits: $207.1 mil, headquarters in La Crosse, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Coulee Bancshares, Inc.
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Onalaska Center 90 Branch at 127 Sand Lake Rd, branch established on 1988/06/30; Onalaska Woodmans Branch at 9515a Highway 16, branch established on 1994/07/06. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Onalaska Festival Branch at 1260 Crossing Meadows Drive, branch established on 1991/06/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Citizens State Bank of La Crosse: Onalaska Branch at 625 Main Street, branch established on 2008/04/21. Info updated 2011/08/26: Bank assets: $112.0 mil, Deposits: $95.9 mil, headquarters in La Crosse, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Clayton Bankshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Onalaska Branch at 591 Theater Road, branch established on 1997/03/31. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Merchants Bank, National Association: Onalaska Branch at 3140 Market Place, branch established on 1912/09/10. Info updated 2012/01/06: Bank assets: $1,241.1 mil, Deposits: $1,007.4 mil, headquarters in Winona, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Merchants Financial Group, Inc.
  • State Bank Financial: Onalaska Branch at 1836 East Main Street, branch established on 1990/11/17. Info updated 2008/01/03: Bank assets: $332.1 mil, Deposits: $260.4 mil, headquarters in La Crosse, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorporation, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Onalaska Branch at 1145 Main Street, branch established on 1968/04/08. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Onalaska, Wisconsin:

  • Budget Inn Motel, 114 2ND Ave N, Onalaska, WI 54650 , Phone: (608) 783-6183, Fax: (608) 783-2500
  • Comfort Inn La Crosse/Onalaska, 1223 Xing Meadows Dr, Onalaska, WI 54650 , Phone: (608) 781-7500, Fax: (608) 781-7500
  • Baymont Inn & Suites-la Crosse, 5377 N Kinney Coulee Rd, Onalaska, WI 54650 , Phone: (800) 301-0200
  • Microtel Inn, 3240 N Kinney Coulee Rd, Onalaska, WI 54650 , Phone: (608) 783-0833, Fax: (608) 783-0988
  • Holiday Inn Express, 9409 Hwy 16, Onalaska, WI 54650 , Phone: (608) 783-6555
  • Hampton Inn Onalaska / La Crosse, 308 Hampton Court, Onalaska, WI 54650 , Phone: (608) 779-5000, Fax: (608) 779-9199
  • Stoney Creek Inn Of Lacrosse, 3060 S Kinney Coulee Rd, Onalaska, WI 54650 , Phone: (608) 781-3060
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Onalaska, Wisconsin

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Onalaska travel time to work - commute Onalaska mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Onalaska city (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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,428$50,5680$0
Other Government Administration 9$29,442$39,2566$3,600
Judicial and Legal 1$2,898$34,7761$652
Police Protection - Officers 25$102,532$49,2150$0
Police - Other 2$5,056$30,3368$2,742
Firefighters 10$35,744$42,89325$6,164
Streets and Highways 10$33,058$39,6700$0
Sewerage 7$22,714$38,9380$0
Parks and Recreation 6$17,268$34,53610$3,570
Water Supply 4$14,206$42,6180$0
Other and Unallocable 7$21,398$36,6820$0
Totals for Government 83$292,744$42,32450$16,728

Onalaska government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,366,000 ($74.82)
    Regular Highways: $910,000 ($49.85)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($0.60)
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000 ($0.27)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.11)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,507,000 ($137.32)
    Sewerage: $1,499,000 ($82.11)
    General - Other: $1,360,000 ($74.50)
    Water Utilities: $1,328,000 ($72.74)
    Regular Highways: $1,007,000 ($55.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,006,000 ($55.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $928,000 ($50.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $745,000 ($40.81)
    Central Staff Services: $382,000 ($20.92)
    General Public Buildings: $375,000 ($20.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $371,000 ($20.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $328,000 ($17.97)
    Transit Utilities: $262,000 ($14.35)
    Financial Administration: $184,000 ($10.08)
    Natural Resources - Other: $164,000 ($8.98)
    Libraries: $72,000 ($3.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $55,000 ($3.01)
    Health - Other: $44,000 ($2.41)
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,639,000 ($89.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $613,000 ($33.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $163,000 ($8.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $109,000 ($5.97)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($1.48)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,980,000 ($218.01)

Onalaska government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,716,000 ($94.00)
    All Other: $592,000 ($32.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $304,000 ($16.65)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $57,000 ($3.12)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($2.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $118,000 ($6.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $52,000 ($2.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $153,000 ($8.38)
    Highways: $5,000 ($0.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $650,000 ($35.60)
    Fines and Forfeits: $360,000 ($19.72)
    Rents: $207,000 ($11.34)
    Donations From Private Sources: $106,000 ($5.81)
    Special Assessments: $58,000 ($3.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $42,000 ($2.30)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,488,000 ($81.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,559,000 ($85.40)
    Highways: $668,000 ($36.59)
    All Other: $402,000 ($22.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($0.66)
  • Tax - Property: $7,149,000 ($391.60)
    Other License: $318,000 ($17.42)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $149,000 ($8.16)
    NEC: $137,000 ($7.50)

Onalaska government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,431,000 ($1995.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,258,000 ($1986.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,628,000 ($198.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,455,000 ($189.25)

Onalaska government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,381,000 ($1445.06)

6.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.13%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monroe County, WI  0.49% ($28,636 average AGI)
from Vernon County, WI  0.48% ($28,318)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.34% ($31,648)


6.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,218 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($99 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monroe County, WI  0.49% ($31,581 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.47% ($26,628)
to Vernon County, WI  0.38% ($34,775)

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)
  • 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 Onalaska:

  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., 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)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)

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)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • K38CL (Channel 38; WINONA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Onalaska fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 29
Total length: 181 meters (594ft)
Total average daily traffic: 355,115
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,894

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 7
  • 1990-1999: 20
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Onalaska, WI
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$156,49798$125,322487$131,65731$61,2098$164,53826$167,50318$17,198
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$81,2603$300,15717$136,5861$4,2800$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$144,66011$74,88555$138,5412$39,6800$02$123,8805$10,372
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$152,99812$134,76180$148,2412$21,7000$03$111,9630$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$71,2809$172,9631$80,5500$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.01 , 0104.02, 0105.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$159,11946$153,441
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$180,778
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$156,8204$141,588
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$219,723
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.01 , 0104.02, 0105.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 31
  • Hazardous Condition: 71
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Onalaska

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Onalaska, WI
Businesses in Onalaska, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Menards1
AT&T1Microtel1
Applebee's1Nike1
Baymont Inn1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Old Country Buffet1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy1
Burger King1Olive Garden1
Caribou Coffee1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Cold Stone Creamery1Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Curves2PetSmart1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1Sam's Club1
Fashion Bug1Slumberland1
FedEx6Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC1Subway2
Goodwill2T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block1T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell1
Hilton1Target1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Home Depot1U.S. Cellular1
Jimmy John's1UPS7
Kohl's1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Men's Wearhouse1
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Steven L. Engber (11)
  • Charles Weber (4)
  • Benjamin R. Garbers (3)
  • William B. Fox (3)
  • Shane Calmes (3)
  • Jeffrey J. Degroot (3)
  • Steven M. Callister (3)
  • Patrick Ilfrey (3)
  • Frederic Byron Hamm, Jr. (3)
  • Martin Choate (3)

Total of 91 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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