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Population in 2012: 5,844 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 

Males: 3,022  (51.7%)
Females: 2,822  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  41.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53821.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,931 (it was $34,038 in 2000)
Prairie du Chien:

$37,931
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,571

Prairie du Chien city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,782 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Prairie du Chien:

$100,782
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,635; Detached houses: $114,700; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,402; In 2-unit structures: $106,823; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $370,094; Mobile homes: $24,806

Median gross rent in 2012: $564.

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  • White alone - 5,453 (92.2%)
  • Black alone - 293 (5.0%)
  • Hispanic - 78 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 34 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 33 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 23 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prairie du Chien: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.2%), Irish (13.8%), English (8.6%), Norwegian (8.6%), Czech (5.7%), French (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1872

Elevation: 632 feet

Land area: 5.59 square miles.

Population density: 1,045 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Prairie du Chien:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prairie du Chien city:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

139 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.5% Oceania, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  2.4%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,523 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,500 (2.6%)

Prairie du Chien satellite photo by USGS

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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $130,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.04 N, Longitude: 91.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,789 (+47.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,946 (74.0%)

Area code: 608

Prairie du Chien household income distribution Prairie du Chien home values distribution

Crime rates in Prairie du Chien (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (34.2 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 assaults (68.5 per 100,000)
  • 3 burglaries (51.4 per 100,000)
  • 48 thefts (821.6 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (17.1 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 75.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Prairie du Chien-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 132% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prairie du Chien topographic map

Birthplace of: Barbara Bedford (actress) - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Prairie du Chien:

  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (Dialysis Facility, 610 E TAYLOR ST)
  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN MEM HSPTL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 705 E TAYLOR ST)
  • PRAIRIE MAISON (Nursing Home, 700 SOUTH FREMONT)

Political contributions by individuals in Prairie du Chien, WI

Airports located in Prairie du Chien:

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

  • Upper Iowa University (about 37 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,144)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 38 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Luther College (about 39 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 40 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 6,352)
  • Viterbo University (about 53 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 54 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 8,660)
  • Western Technical College (about 54 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,278)

Public high school in Prairie du Chien:

Private high school in Prairie du Chien:

  • PRAIRIE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 21; Location: 1110 N MARQUETTE RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Prairie du Chien:

  • BA Kennedy Sch (Students: 253; Location: 420 Wacouta Ave; Grades: KG-1)
  • Bluff View El (Students: 234; Location: 1901 E Wells St; Grades: 2-4)
  • Bluff View Mid (Students: 143; Location: 1901 E Wells St; Grades: 5-6)
  • Bluff View Jr Hi (Students: 139; Location: 1901 E Wells St; Grades: 7-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Prairie du Chien:

  • PRAIRIE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 515 N BEAUMONT RD; Grades: PK - 8)
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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)

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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

 
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:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2001 and JAN-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and JAN-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2002)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LAKEVIEW MARINA BAR (Population served: 28, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations

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

  • PINE TREE INN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PORT BRIDGEPORT (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.6%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Prairie du Chien, WI

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 mentally retarded
  • 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

Prairie du Chien compared to Wisconsin state average:

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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


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

  • Bridgeport Inn, Hwy 18 35 60 S, Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-6082
  • Best Western Quiet House, RT2 Box426, Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-4777
  • Super 8, Hwy 18 & 35 S, Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-8777, Fax: (608) 326-2935
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 1801 Cabela's Ln, Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-5700, Fax: (608) 326-5724
  • Rodeway Inn Windsor Place Inn, 1936 S Marquette Rd, Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-7799, Fax: (608) 326-1010
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 1833 S Marquette Rd, Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-8476, Fax: (608) 326-8485
  • Americinn Prairie Du Chien, 130 S Main St, Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821 , Phone: (608) 326-7878
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Prairie du Chien travel time to work - commute


Prairie du Chien mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.39%
Here59.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents57.5%21.5%8.0%2.2%1.8%
Congregations19.4%19.4%22.2%5.6%2.8%
NameInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.4%1.4%1.2%1.1%3.9%
Congregations2.8%2.8%2.8%2.8%19.4%
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: 7
Crawford County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

10.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

26.6%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
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 4$16,264$48,7920$0
Other Government Administration 2$5,674$34,04413$2,690
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,620
Police Protection - Officers 11$43,552$47,5112$290
Police - Other 1$3,261$39,1325$2,179
Firefighters 1$3,806$45,6720$0
Streets and Highways 9$27,060$36,0800$0
Sewerage 4$14,081$42,2430$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,050$30,30029$6,108
Water Supply 3$10,337$41,3480$0
Local Libraries 4$10,908$32,7240$0
Totals for Government 41$139,993$40,97451$14,887

Prairie du Chien government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $1,106,000 ($189.25)
    Regular Highways: $982,000 ($168.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $446,000 ($76.32)
    General Public Buildings: $312,000 ($53.39)
    Sewerage: $90,000 ($15.40)
    Housing & Community Development: $43,000 ($7.36)
    Air Transportation: $30,000 ($5.13)
    Transit Utilities: $23,000 ($3.94)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($0.86)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $4,000 ($0.68)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,153,000 ($197.30)
    Regular Highways: $803,000 ($137.41)
    Sewerage: $760,000 ($130.05)
    Water Utilities: $467,000 ($79.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $379,000 ($64.85)
    Fire Protection: $285,000 ($48.77)
    Libraries: $251,000 ($42.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $204,000 ($34.91)
    General - Other: $200,000 ($34.22)
    Central Staff Services: $193,000 ($33.03)
    Transit Utilities: $115,000 ($19.68)
    Financial Administration: $79,000 ($13.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,000 ($7.02)
    Air Transportation: $32,000 ($5.48)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($2.74)
    Health Services - Other: $8,000 ($1.37)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $4,000 ($0.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,034,000 ($176.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $277,000 ($47.40)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($5.65)
    Central Staff: $7,000 ($1.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,971,000 ($337.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($14.37)

Prairie du Chien government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $918,000 ($157.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $182,000 ($31.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $111,000 ($18.99)
    All Other: $72,000 ($12.32)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($5.30)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $367,000 ($62.80)
    All Other: $90,000 ($15.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $124,000 ($21.22)
    Highways: $13,000 ($2.22)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $259,000 ($44.32)
    General Revenue, NEC: $146,000 ($24.98)
    Rents: $22,000 ($3.76)
    Special Assessments: $9,000 ($1.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $340,000 ($58.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,630,000 ($278.92)
    Highways: $405,000 ($69.30)
    All Other: $213,000 ($36.45)
  • Tax - Property: $2,007,000 ($343.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $90,000 ($15.40)
    NEC: $75,000 ($12.83)

Prairie du Chien government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,405,000 ($240.42)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $17,535,000 ($3000.51)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $4,583,000 ($784.22)
    Water Utilities: $1,060,000 ($181.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,972,000 ($1535.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $12,036,000 ($2059.55)
    Water Utilities: $1,390,000 ($237.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,110,000 ($189.94)
    Water Utilities: $1,075,000 ($183.95)

Prairie du Chien government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,111,000 ($1045.69)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $945,000 ($161.70)

6.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,751 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Grant County, WI  1.23% ($26,388 average AGI)
from Clayton County, IA  0.59% ($22,079)
from Dane County, WI  0.45% ($54,310)


6.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,952 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Grant County, WI  1.08% ($28,229 average AGI)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.63% ($29,073)
to Clayton County, IA  0.54% ($28,686)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Wisconsin average:
  • Fatal accident count: 85
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 128
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 93
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 212
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Prairie du Chien fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 103 meters (338ft)
Total costs: $463,000
Total average daily traffic: 37,639
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,179
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 39,758

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Prairie du Chien, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Prairie du Chien)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1 1/2 Mi N Of Hwy 27 1 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 43.057472 Lon: -91.119028), Call Sign: WSY245
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/10/2005, Expiration Date: 05/30/2015
    Registrant: Communications Service, 2011 S Stoughton Rd, Madison, WI 53716, Phone: (608) 241-7700, Email:
  • Off Hwy 35 8 Mi S (Lat: 42.991083 Lon: -91.022917), Call Sign: KKS939, Licensee ID: L00091411
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.835 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/14/2004, Expiration Date: 09/29/2014
    Registrant: Wisconsin Badger Camp Dba Wisconsin Badger Camp, Platteville, WI 53818, Phone: (608) 348-9689, Fax: (608) 348-9737, Email:
  • Bnsf Passenger Station (Lat: 43.052472 Lon: -91.141806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 23 m, Call Sign: KCT494
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2005, Expiration Date: 08/22/2015
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Railroad Milepost 244.1 (Lat: 43.120250 Lon: -91.146528), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPIY658
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/2000, Expiration Date: 12/08/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/11/2006, Certifier: S C Muhr
    Registrant: Bnsf, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4613, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • 800 N. Villa Louis Road (Lat: 43.059417 Lon: -91.158417), Call Sign: WQEH201
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.875 MHz, 461.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2006, Expiration Date: 01/24/2016, Certifier: Travis Horn
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: KE6280, Licensee ID: L00036049
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.170 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/1979, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020
    Registrant: Robinson Corporation, E70601a Cth Ss, Viroqua, WI 54665-9804

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • CRAWFORD, Crawford 3/4 Mi S Of Int S 11th S & E Lapointe St. (Lat: 43.017194 Lon: -91.131778), Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WNEK408
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/07/1999, Expiration Date: 10/04/2000, Cancellation Date: 10/26/2000
    Registrant: The Burlington Northern And Santa Fe Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106-1199, Phone: (913) 551-4568, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, E Webster St .5 Mi E (Lat: 43.047500 Lon: -91.117222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 90 m, Call Sign: WPZY622
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/2004, Expiration Date: 04/09/2014, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, 62835 Radio Tower Lane (Lat: 43.059889 Lon: -91.118139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 56.1 m, Overall height: 63.4 m, Call Sign: WQDS409
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/2005, Expiration Date: 10/19/2015, Certifier: James E Mcdonald
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Prairie Du Chien Airport (Lat: 43.019444 Lon: -91.121111), Type: Tower, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: KDF6, Licensee ID: L00799016
    Assigned Frequencies: 119.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2009, Expiration Date: 02/10/2019
    Registrant: State Of Wisconsin
  • 37735 Us Highway 18 (Lat: 43.019444 Lon: -91.121111), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQQU984
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2013, Expiration Date: 03/07/2023, Certifier: Aaron Kramer
    Registrant: City Of Prairie Du Chien, 214 E. Blackhawk Ave., Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821, Phone: (608) 326-6406, Fax: (608) 326-8182

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Prairie du Chien)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Prairie du Chien)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Businesses in Prairie du Chien, WI
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Slumberland1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
Maurices1UPS1
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Microtel1Walmart1
New Balance3

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