Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 5,653 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 2,999  (53.1%)
Females: 2,654  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

46.7 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53821.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,883 (it was $34,038 in 2000)
Prairie du Chien:

$42,883
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,987 (it was $17,680 in 2000)

Prairie du Chien city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $124,797 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Prairie du Chien:

$124,797
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $170,449; detached houses: $177,158; townhouses or other attached units: $292,011; in 2-unit structures: $113,404; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,952; mobile homes: $97,312

Median gross rent in 2017: $550.

March 2019 cost of living index in Prairie du Chien: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.8%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Prairie du Chien, WI (2010)
    • 5,48792.8%White alone
    • 2644.5%Black alone
    • 731.2%Hispanic
    • 430.7%Two or more races
    • 230.4%American Indian alone
    • 200.3%Asian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Prairie du Chien is 252 to 1.


Crime rates in Prairie du Chien by year

Type

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(51.5)
3
(52.1)
1
(17.5)
1
(17.4)
2
(35.1)
4
(71.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(205.9)
7
(121.6)
4
(69.9)
4
(69.8)
5
(87.9)
5
(89.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(154.4)
6
(104.2)
10
(174.6)
7
(122.1)
2
(35.1)
7
(124.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
178
(3,054)
112
(1,945)
101
(1,764)
88
(1,536)
106
(1,863)
110
(1,958)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.9)
1
(17.4)
2
(35.1)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)215.3151.1113.599.3125.5161.8

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City-data.com crime index in Prairie du Chien, WI

Crime rate in Prairie du Chien detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (32.1%), American (9.8%), Norwegian (8.9%), Irish (7.0%), Czech (3.9%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1872

Elevation: 632 feet

Land area: 5.59 square miles.

Population density: 1,011 people per square mile   (low).

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin map

12 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,793 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,739 (2.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (43.9 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (88.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (195.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Marquette, IA (1.5 miles ),
McGregor, IA (1.6 miles ),
Bridgeport, WI (1.7 miles ),
Wyalusing, WI (2.8 miles ),
Clayton, IA (3.1 miles),
Bagley, WI (3.2 miles ),
Eastman, WI (3.2 miles ),
Millville, WI (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 43.04 N, Longitude: 91.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,674 (+46.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,570 (66.4%)

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Prairie du Chien, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Prairie du Chien, WI in 2017
Prairie du Chien satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $272,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $248,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Prairie du Chien, WI residents
Average permit cost in Prairie du Chien, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Prairie du Chien, WI
Historical housing units in Prairie du Chien, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +196 (+3.4%).
Most common industries in Prairie du Chien, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (9.5%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (14.5%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Wood products (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Prairie du Chien, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)

Average climate in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Prairie du Chien-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Prairie du Chien city center .

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.3 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prairie du Chien-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% 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 360.5 miles away from Prairie du Chien 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 158.7 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 338.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 302.7 miles away from the city 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 126.5 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 391.8 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 Crawford County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prairie du Chien topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Prairie du Chien:

  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN MEM HSPTL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 705 E TAYLOR ST)
  • PRAIRIE MAISON (700 SOUTH FREMONT)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (610 E TAYLOR ST)

Airports and heliports located in Prairie du Chien:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prairie du Chien:

  • Upper Iowa University (about 37 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 38 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 39 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 40 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Viterbo University (about 53 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 54 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 54 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)

Public high schools in Prairie du Chien:

  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN HIGH (Students: 367, Location: 800 E CRAWFORD ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CORRECTIONAL INST (Location: 500 E PARRISH ST, Grades: 12)
  • MIGHTY RIVER ACADEMY OF VIRTUAL EDUCATION (Location: 800 E CRAWFORD ST, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in Prairie du Chien:

  • WYALUSING ACADEMY (Students: 80, Location: 601 S BEAUMONT RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • PRAIRIE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 31, Location: 1110 N MARQUETTE RD, Grades: KG-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Prairie du Chien:

Private elementary/middle school in Prairie du Chien:

  • PRAIRIE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 167, Location: 515 N BEAUMONT RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Prairie du Chien

Library in Prairie du Chien:

  • JOSEPH W. & EMMA L. WACHUTE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $308,243; Location: 125 S. WACOUTA AVE.; 32,985 books; 5,079 audio materials; 3,378 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 87 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Prairie du Chien: Prairie du Chien Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Interstate Emergency Medical Services of Prairie du Chien (B), Prairie Du Chien Emergency Medical Services (C), Prairie du Chien Fire Department Station 2 (D), Prairie du Chien Fire Department Station 1 (E), Prairie Du Chien Correctional Institution (F), Villa Louis (G), Prairie du Chien City Hall (H), Joseph and Emma Wachute Memorial Library (I), Fur Trade Museum (J), Fort Crawford Medical Museum (K), Crawford County Courthouse (L), Cornelius Tourist Information Center (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Prairie du Chien include: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (A), Saint Gabriels Catholic Church (B), Saint Johns Catholic Church (C), Saint Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2), Fort Crawford National Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Prairie du Chien include: Cecil Smith Athletic Field (1), Lawler Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Barbara Bedford (actress) - Actor.

Crawford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Prairie du Chien and their reported violations in the past:

BRIDGEPORT SAN DIST NO 1 (Population served: 300, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
HOMESTEADER LLC THE (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-13-2013)
PINE TREE INN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2007), St Boil Water Order (OCT-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from OCT-02-2008 to OCT-02-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-08-2008), St Other (OCT-08-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKEVIEW MARINA BAR (Population served: 28, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between MAY-10-2011 and JUN-30-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-23-2013)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
SPRING LAKE INN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Prairie du Chien that have no violations reported:

  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PORT, THE (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.3%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Prairie du Chien in 2010:

  • 511 people in state prisons
  • 69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 65 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Prairie du Chien in 2000:

  • 292 people in state prisons
  • 107 people in nursing homes
  • 102 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

For population 15 years and over in Prairie du Chien:

Marital status in Prairie du Chien, WI
  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Prairie du Chien:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Prairie du Chien
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Prairie du Chien, WI (based on Crawford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,1507
Mainline Protestant2,82919
Evangelical Protestant1,16910
Other2372
None7,259-
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: 7
This county:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Crawford County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

10.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.8%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

26.6%
State:

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

11.3%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Prairie du Chien:

56.2%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Prairie du Chien:

55.0%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Prairie du Chien:

27.5
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Prairie du Chien:

18.8%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Prairie du Chien:

7.8%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.1
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Prairie du Chien:

31.9%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Prairie du Chien:

62.4%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Prairie du Chien:

79.5%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prairie du Chien, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 13$53,437$49,3263$609
Streets and Highways 7$22,007$37,7260$0
Financial Administration 5$23,743$56,9831$941
Water Supply 4$15,148$45,4440$0
Sewerage 3$13,096$52,3840$0
Local Libraries 3$9,268$37,0722$2,159
Parks and Recreation 2$6,334$38,00425$5,832
Firefighters 1$3,432$41,1840$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$2,690
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,813
Police - Other 0$0 3$1,397
Airports 0$0 1$255
Totals for Government 38$146,465$46,25250$17,696

Prairie du Chien government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,207,000 ($390.41)
    Regular Highways: $2,038,000 ($360.52)
    General - Other: $1,700,000 ($300.73)
    Transit Utilities: $240,000 ($42.46)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($2.65)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,136,000 ($200.96)
    Sewerage: $962,000 ($170.18)
    Water Utilities: $706,000 ($124.89)
    Regular Highways: $683,000 ($120.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $384,000 ($67.93)
    General - Other: $337,000 ($59.61)
    Libraries: $311,000 ($55.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $277,000 ($49.00)
    Central Staff Services: $243,000 ($42.99)
    Transit Utilities: $238,000 ($42.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $143,000 ($25.30)
    Financial Administration: $118,000 ($20.87)
    Air Transportation: $63,000 ($11.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000 ($9.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $52,000 ($9.20)
    General Public Buildings: $48,000 ($8.49)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $18,000 ($3.18)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($1.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,000 ($0.53)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $896,000 ($158.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $250,000 ($44.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($1.77)

Prairie du Chien government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $970,000 ($171.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $282,000 ($49.89)
    Other: $151,000 ($26.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $132,000 ($23.35)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $26,000 ($4.60)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($2.12)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $204,000 ($36.09)
    Other: $135,000 ($23.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $292,000 ($51.65)
    General Revenue - Other: $142,000 ($25.12)
    Rents: $74,000 ($13.09)
    Interest Earnings: $55,000 ($9.73)
    Fines and Forfeits: $41,000 ($7.25)
    Special Assessments: $23,000 ($4.07)
    Sale of Property: $17,000 ($3.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $916,000 ($162.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,997,000 ($353.26)
    General Local Government Support: $1,512,000 ($267.47)
    Transit Utilities: $468,000 ($82.79)
    Other: $418,000 ($73.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $242,000 ($42.81)
  • Tax - Property: $4,160,000 ($735.89)
    Other Selective Sales: $277,000 ($49.00)
    Other: $50,000 ($8.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000 ($3.71)
    Other License: $14,000 ($2.48)

Prairie du Chien government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,874,000 ($3338.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,356,000 ($3247.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,398,000 ($601.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,880,000 ($509.46)

5.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,842 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Grant County, WI  1.28% ($41,452 average AGI)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.72% ($45,319)
to Vernon County, WI  0.70% ($38,239)
Businesses in Prairie du Chien, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1New Balance3
AmericInn1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Slumberland1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
Maurices1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Microtel1

Strongest AM radio stations in Prairie du Chien:

  • WPRE (980 AM; 1 kW; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KNEI (1140 AM; 2 kW; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WBBM (780 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)
  • K292DP (106.3 FM; MARQUETTE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

TV broadcast stations around Prairie du Chien:

  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
Prairie du Chien fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Prairie du Chien fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 292ft / 89.2mTotal length
  • $463,000Total costs
  • 55,202Total average daily traffic
  • 2,808Total average daily truck traffic
  • 75,774Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Prairie du Chien, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 41930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Prairie du Chien, WI

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 30 took place in 2014, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Prairie du Chien, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.3%), and Outside Fires (23.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Prairie du Chien, WI
    • 8246.3%Structure Fires
    • 4123.2%Outside Fires
    • 3620.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1810.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prairie du Chien, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin:

  • Super 8, Hwy 18 & 35 S, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-8777, Fax: (608) 326-2935
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 1801 Cabela's Ln, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-5700, Fax: (608) 326-5724
  • Rodeway Inn Windsor Place Inn, 1936 S Marquette Rd, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-7799, Fax: (608) 326-1010
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 1833 S Marquette Rd, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-8476, Fax: (608) 326-8485
  • Americinn Prairie Du Chien, 130 S Main St, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-7878
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prairie du Chien, WI
  • 90.5%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 2.4%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prairie du Chien, WI
  • 56.0%Utility gas
  • 37.6%Electricity
  • 4.0%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Prairie du Chien compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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.

Prairie du Chien on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 (53821) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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