West Salem, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 5,026 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 
Males: 2,388  (47.5%)
Females: 2,638  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54669.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,587 (it was $43,449 in 2000)
West Salem:

$60,587
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,044 (it was $19,904 in 2000)

West Salem village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $182,659 (it was $92,300 in 2000)
West Salem:

$182,659
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $211,854; detached houses: $220,185; townhouses or other attached units: $186,008; in 2-unit structures: $171,130; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $574,611; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $158,030; mobile homes: $66,664

Median gross rent in 2017: $842.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Salem: 99.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.6%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 44.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.9% for other race residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Salem, WI (2010)
    • 4,60195.9%White alone
    • 561.2%Two or more races
    • 591.2%Hispanic
    • 350.7%Asian alone
    • 250.5%American Indian alone
    • 200.4%Black alone
    • 20.04%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in West Salem, Wisconsin as of February 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Salem is 710 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in West Salem by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
1
(20.6)
1
(20.4)
3
(59.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(20.9)
5
(105.8)
7
(148.1)
4
(82.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.5)
3
(61.9)
2
(40.7)
2
(39.8)
5
(98.9)
5
(98.9)
8
(160.2)
4
(79.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(146.2)
4
(84.6)
6
(127.0)
7
(145.1)
12
(248.5)
20
(409.1)
27
(560.2)
5
(103.1)
3
(61.1)
10
(199.1)
3
(59.3)
5
(98.9)
4
(80.1)
3
(59.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
63
(1,316)
69
(1,460)
92
(1,947)
52
(1,078)
84
(1,739)
62
(1,268)
54
(1,120)
70
(1,444)
64
(1,302)
63
(1,254)
32
(632.7)
55
(1,088)
24
(480.7)
17
(336.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.2)
2
(41.5)
2
(41.4)
3
(61.4)
4
(83.0)
6
(123.7)
3
(61.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
2
(39.6)
1
(20.0)
1
(19.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(63.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
1
(20.7)
1
(20.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)85.485.5118.173.2106.984.3115.6103.785.7125.850.873.458.550.8

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City-data.com crime index in West Salem, WI

Crime rate in West Salem detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (40.5%), Norwegian (25.7%), Irish (6.4%), English (3.5%), Polish (2.6%), American (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1893

Elevation: 742 feet

Land area: 2.38 square miles.

Population density: 2,116 people per square mile   (low).

West Salem, Wisconsin map

32 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.6%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,110 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,253 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (9.4 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (102.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (223.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hamilton, WI (1.0 miles ),
Barre, WI (2.1 miles ),
Bangor, WI (2.2 miles ),
Medary, WI (2.4 miles ),
Onalaska, WI (2.6 miles ),
Burns, WI (2.6 miles ),
Rockland, WI (2.9 miles ),
French Island, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 43.90 N, Longitude: 91.09 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +314 (+6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 732 (27.5%)

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in West Salem, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Salem, WI in 2017
West Salem satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 33 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 1998: 43 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $1,572,600
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $228,700
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $268,200
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $222,000
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $206,200
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $195,900
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $262,600
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $238,400
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $236,300
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $208,800
Number of permits per 10,000 West Salem, WI residents
Average permit cost in West Salem, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in West Salem, WI
Historical housing units in West Salem, WI
Most common industries in West Salem, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.6%)
  • Machinery (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.4%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Machinery (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Food (3.8%)
Most common occupations in West Salem, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Child care workers (3.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)

Average climate in West Salem, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West Salem, Wisconsin average temperatures West Salem, Wisconsin average precipitation West Salem, Wisconsin humidity West Salem, Wisconsin wind speed West Salem, Wisconsin snowfall West Salem, Wisconsin sunshine West Salem, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days

West Salem, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 52.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 5.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.24
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

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

On 5/5/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the West Salem village center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1980, a category F3 tornado 17.2 miles away from the village center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Salem-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 272.2 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 202.1 miles away from West Salem 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 411.9 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 388.5 miles away from West Salem 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 172.5 miles away from West Salem center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 283.4 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Salem topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Salem:

  • LAKEVIEW HEALTH CENTER (902 E GARLAND ST)
  • MULDER HEALTH CARE FACILITY (713 N LEONARD ST PO BOX 850)

Other hospitals and medical centers near West Salem:

  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - ONALASKA (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; ONALASKA, WI)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - LA CROSSE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ONALASKA, WI)
  • ONALASKA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ONALASKA, WI)
  • LUTHERAN HOSPITAL-LA CROSSE HHA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN HOSPICE PROG 528 (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MC HHS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • ST FRANCIS HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)

Amtrak station near West Salem:

  • 10 miles: LA CROSSE (601 ST. ANDREW ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Salem:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 10 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 10 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Viterbo University (about 11 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Winona State University (about 30 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 32 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Luther College (about 55 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 64 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Public high school in West Salem:

  • WEST SALEM HIGH (Location: 490 N MARK ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in West Salem:

  • COULEE REGION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 152, Location: 230 GARLAND ST W, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Salem:

Private elementary/middle school in West Salem:

  • CHRIST-ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 77, Location: 500 PARK ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in West Salem

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add Presbyterian Church of West Salem to the list of churches. Address: 625 W. Franklin St. There has been a Presbyterian church in West Salem for 150 years.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Salem: West Salem Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), West Salem Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Salem include: Christ Lutheran Church (A), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (B), Saint Leo the Great Church (C), West Salem Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hamilton Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: George G. Bingham - Judge.

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

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

INNSBRUCK WATER TRUST (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2014)
NICKS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2010), St Boil Water Order (SEP-08-2010), St Other (NOV-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-12-2008), St Boil Water Order (SEP-12-2008), St Other (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2008), St Other (SEP-19-2008)
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

68.8%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
251 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
83 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in West Salem (2011 data):

  • Union State Bank of West Salem: Union State Bank Of West Salem at 120 South Mill Street, branch established on 1903/08/25; Union Station Branch at Hwy 16 And Cty M, branch established on 2003/06/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $60.4 mil, Deposits: $52.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices
  • River Bank: West Salem Branch at W 3995 Country Highway M, branch established on 2003/07/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $421.9 mil, Deposits: $366.6 mil, headquarters in Stoddard, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: River Holding Company
  • The First National Bank of Bangor: West Salem Branch at 975 West City Highway 16, branch established on 1995/10/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $203.7 mil, Deposits: $160.8 mil, headquarters in Bangor, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bosshard Banco, Ltd.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Commerce Street Branch at 1400 Waterloo Avenue, branch established on 1994/08/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in West Salem:

Marital status in West Salem, WI
  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in West Salem:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - West Salem
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Salem, WI (based on La Crosse County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,20012
Mainline Protestant20,74633
Evangelical Protestant16,84856
Other1,4989
Orthodox1001
None47,246-
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: 17
This 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.
Wisconsin:

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

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
La Crosse County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

6.9%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
La Crosse County:

26.1%
State:

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

12.4%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Salem:

45.7%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.7%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
West Salem:

29.1
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Salem:

25.4%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.4%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Salem:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.8%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

52.5%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.7%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Salem, 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 7$29,588$50,7223$948
Streets and Highways 3$11,415$45,6600$0
Sewerage 2$6,708$40,2480$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,632$51,7921$981
Water Supply 2$6,040$36,2400$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,599$33,5944$1,153
Police - Other 1$2,803$33,6363$722
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,730
Totals for Government 19$70,785$44,70612$6,534

West Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $27,000 ($5.37)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($3.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.80)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $585,000 ($116.39)
    Sewerage: $460,000 ($91.52)
    Regular Highways: $379,000 ($75.41)
    General - Other: $265,000 ($52.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $256,000 ($50.94)
    Water Utilities: $210,000 ($41.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $182,000 ($36.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $106,000 ($21.09)
    Financial Administration: $83,000 ($16.51)
    Central Staff Services: $63,000 ($12.53)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000 ($7.36)
    Libraries: $33,000 ($6.57)
    General Public Buildings: $28,000 ($5.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,000 ($2.98)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($0.60)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($0.60)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.20)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $136,000 ($27.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $97,000 ($19.30)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($6.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $795,000 ($158.18)

West Salem government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $700,000 ($139.28)
    Regular Highways: $174,000 ($34.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $108,000 ($21.49)
    Other: $12,000 ($2.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $66,000 ($13.13)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $31,000 ($6.17)
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000 ($5.17)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($3.38)
    Special Assessments: $15,000 ($2.98)
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($2.19)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $426,000 ($84.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $582,000 ($115.80)
    Highways: $130,000 ($25.87)
    Other: $26,000 ($5.17)
  • Tax - Property: $1,083,000 ($215.48)
    Other Selective Sales: $125,000 ($24.87)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $64,000 ($12.73)
    Other: $60,000 ($11.94)
    Other License: $16,000 ($3.18)

West Salem government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,146,000 ($1023.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,712,000 ($937.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $434,000 ($86.35)

West Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $425,000 ($84.56)

5.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Monroe County, WI  0.43% ($35,119 average AGI)
from Vernon County, WI  0.40% ($43,165)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.28% ($41,594)


6.11% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,913 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Monroe County, WI  0.44% ($36,177 average AGI)
to Vernon County, WI  0.41% ($47,699)
to Dane County, WI  0.38% ($39,422)
Businesses in West Salem, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx1
AmericInn1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1UPS2
Curves1

Strongest AM radio stations in West Salem:

  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLFN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WKBH (1570 AM; 1 kW; HOLMEN, WI)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Salem:

  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Salem:

  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W67CH (Channel 67; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
West Salem fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

West Salem fatal accident list:

Jun 27, 2011 06:44 PM, Franklin St, Vera Ln, Lat: 43.897986, Lon: -91.094728, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 16, 2006 01:49 PM, N Leonard St, W Hamlin St, Lat: 43.903930, Lon: -91.081150, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 3, 1996 06:07 PM, 16, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 17, 1984 12:30 AM, 16, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 20, 1977 04:09 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.6mTotal length
  • $1,581,000Total costs
  • 27,840Total average daily traffic
  • 3,301Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Salem)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 902 E Garland St (Lat: 43.898583 Lon: -90.069028), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPKW458,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.900 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2012, Expiration Date: 08/13/2022, Certifier: Deb Scheitzach, Registrant: Brandon Communications Dba P&h Services, 1501 Pearl Street, Bangor, WI 54614, Phone: (320) 524-2283
  • I90 & Hwy M 1 Mi Sw (Lat: 43.886083 Lon: -91.110694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: KRV238,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.460 MHz, 154.905 MHz, 155.475 MHz, 159.450 MHz, 155.460 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/2011, Expiration Date: 02/12/2022, Registrant: Wisconsin State Patrol, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI 53707, Phone: (608) 709-0095, Email:
  • 600 Brickl Rd (Lat: 43.901083 Lon: -91.091806), Call Sign: KKY653, Licensee ID: L00091870,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.835 MHz, Grant Date: 10/05/2002, Expiration Date: 10/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2012, Registrant: West Salem Plastics Co, 600 Brickl Rd, West Salem, WI 54669, Phone: (608) 786-0500
  • .5 Mi W Jct Cth S & Cth M (Lat: 43.947750 Lon: -91.144861), Call Sign: KNDT766, Licensee ID: L00007608,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/1998, Expiration Date: 11/07/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2003, Registrant: Dairyland Power Cooperative, 3200 East Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601, Phone: (608) 788-4000
  • Soo Tracks And Dovenburg Rd (Lat: 43.893583 Lon: -91.032917), Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WNXX341,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.770 MHz, 161.085 MHz, 161.370 MHz, 161.520 MHz, Grant Date: 09/16/2011, Expiration Date: 11/22/2021, Registrant: Canadian Pacific Railway, 5th Floor - 120 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (403) 319-6007, Fax: (612) 851-5688, Email:
  • WT, 1001 East Garland Street (Lat: 43.898667 Lon: -91.065611), Type: Tank, Structure height: 56 m, Call Sign: WQBC802,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.850 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2014, Expiration Date: 09/21/2024, Certifier: Dennis Abbott, Registrant: Brandon Communications, 800 Central Avenue N, Brandon, MN 56315, Phone: (320) 524-2283, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 908 Garland Street East (Lat: 43.901000 Lon: -91.069083), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WQNI391,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.825 MHz, Grant Date: 02/14/2011, Expiration Date: 02/14/2021, Certifier: Pam Semb, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N Fairway Drive, Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Salem)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

3
  • ULTRA SOURCE INC, W3908 Wolter Rd, West Salem, WI 54669
    Certificate: 00-1592 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 08/29/2000, Expiration Date: 08/28/2001
  • REISTER RON A DBA, W3908 Wolter Rd, West Salem, WI 54669
    Certificate: 03-1632 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 10/03/2003, Expiration Date: 10/02/2004
  • UP CLOSE INC DBA, W3908 Wolter Rd, West Salem, WI 54669
    Certificate: D001515 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 05/09/2007, Expiration Date: 05/08/2008

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CAMERON BALLOONS US V-90 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 3986B , Serial Number: 5675, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1991, Certificate Issue Date: 01/13/2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Terry E Dorshorst, W4518 Pioneer Ct, West Salem, WI 54669, Other Owners: Dorshorst Barb J Omit
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RX 8 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 4027S , Serial Number: RX8-3287, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 08/12/1999
    Registrant (Corporation): Lofty Concepts Inc, W3763 Hidden River Rd, West Salem, WI 54669
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RX 8 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 920W , Serial Number: RX8-3171, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, W4518 Pioneer Ct, West Salem, WI 54669

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$149,70621$104,583101$105,6609$45,4698$148,18920$14,472
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$100,6351$29,8201$38,5600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$170,6803$59,46312$164,8552$25,1901$51,9203$14,737
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$195,3603$152,86021$146,5431$12,8503$149,6031$52,440
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$25,7003$106,9330$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$151,7625$134,078
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$66,8302$158,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$252,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Salem, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Salem, WI - Value
Most common first names in West Salem, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert3469.9 years
John3180.9 years
James2773.0 years
Helen2684.3 years
William2674.7 years
George2580.2 years
Dorothy2482.0 years
Richard2271.5 years
Fred1984.4 years
Emma1984.6 years
Most common last names in West Salem, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4481.4 years
Olson3779.3 years
Miller2678.8 years
Anderson2281.8 years
Hemker1681.6 years
Meyer1574.5 years
Nelson1481.2 years
Hanson1381.4 years
Knudson1278.9 years
Young1280.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Salem, WI
  • 84.7%Utility gas
  • 7.9%Electricity
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Salem, WI
  • 58.9%Electricity
  • 35.7%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


West Salem compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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