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Population in 2012: 4,889 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.7%
 

Males: 2,357  (48.2%)
Females: 2,532  (51.8%)

Median resident age:  39.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54669.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,131 (it was $43,449 in 2000)
West Salem:

$49,131
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,315

West Salem village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $153,813 (it was $92,300 in 2000)
West Salem:

$153,813
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,547; Detached houses: $156,444; Townhouses or other attached units: $205,436; In 2-unit structures: $191,133; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $234,586; Mobile homes: $40,609; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $79,398

Median gross rent in 2012: $766.

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  • White alone - 4,697 (97.9%)
  • Hispanic - 64 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Salem: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.6%), Norwegian (24.3%), Irish (10.8%), Polish (6.0%), English (4.6%), French (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1893

Elevation: 742 feet

Land area: 2.38 square miles.

Population density: 2,058 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in West Salem:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Salem village:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

91 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.9%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,814 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,013 (1.8%)

West Salem satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.90 N, Longitude: 91.09 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +445 (+9.2%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 572 (24.9%)

Area code: 608

West Salem household income distribution West Salem home values distribution


 

Crime rates in West Salem by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 020010001011
per 100,000 0.043.40.00.020.90.00.00.020.70.020.720.6
Robberies 100000000000
per 100,000 21.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 512415740023
per 100,000 109.421.741.282.620.9105.8148.182.90.00.041.561.9
Burglaries 11720474671220275
per 100,000 240.6152.0411.782.6146.284.6127.0145.1248.5409.1560.2103.1
Thefts 142139111666369925284625470
per 100,000 3105.93017.82284.91363.11315.51460.01947.11077.71739.51268.21120.31443.6
Auto thefts 135210122346
per 100,000 21.965.1102.941.320.90.021.241.541.461.483.0123.7
Arson 00N/A003000111
per 100,000 0.00.0N/A0.00.063.50.00.00.020.520.720.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 175.7180.2140.282.287.687.7121.175.0109.686.4118.5106.4

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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West Salem, Wisconsin accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)

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Tornado activity:

West Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 71% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Crosse County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Salem topographic map

Birthplace of: George G. Bingham - Judge.


Hospitals/medical centers in West Salem:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in West Salem, 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.

Local government website: www.westsalemwi.com

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

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 10 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,660)
  • Western Technical College (about 10 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,278)
  • Viterbo University (about 11 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Winona State University (about 30 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 7,637)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 32 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • Luther College (about 55 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 64 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)

Public high school in West Salem:

  • West Salem Hi (Students: 546; Location: 490 N Mark St; Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in West Salem:

  • CENTRAL REGION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 230 W GARLAND ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Salem:

  • West Salem El (Students: 838; Location: 475 N Mark St; Grades: KG-5)
  • West Salem Mid (Students: 417; Location: 450 N Mark St; Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in West Salem:

  • CHRIST-ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 500 PARK ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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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.

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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

 
La Crosse County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.1. This is about average.
City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

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

MAPLE GROVE COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-29-1996), St Public Notif requested (JAN-29-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-1997), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-07-1997), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-1997)
INNSBRUCK WATER TRUST (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2004 and NOV-09-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2004), St No addtl Formal Action needed (FEB-18-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • NESHONOC LAKESIDE CMPGRD UPPER (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LINDAS SALEM BAKERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NESHONOC LAKESIDE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NICKS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.2%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Salem, WI

251 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
83 people in nursing homes in 2000

West Salem compared to Wisconsin state average:

West Salem, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Salem travel time to work - commute


West Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.14%
Here64.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents45.9%25.2%11.7%3.4%2.2%
Congregations13.2%19.8%11.0%5.5%4.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristLutheran ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents2.2%2.2%1.4%0.8%5.0%
Congregations6.6%3.3%3.3%4.4%28.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
La Crosse County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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
This county:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
La Crosse County:

26.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$6,066$72,7921$2,258
Police Protection - Officers 5$16,964$40,7144$2,391
Police - Other 1$2,391$28,6922$620
Streets and Highways 2$7,561$45,3660$0
Sewerage 2$6,042$36,2520$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,407$28,8844$2,203
Water Supply 3$10,379$41,5160$0
Totals for Government 15$51,810$41,44811$7,472

West Salem government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $233,000 ($47.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $92,000 ($18.82)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.61)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $360,000 ($73.63)
    Sewerage: $326,000 ($66.68)
    Regular Highways: $268,000 ($54.82)
    Water Utilities: $236,000 ($48.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($34.16)
    Fire Protection: $162,000 ($33.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $148,000 ($30.27)
    Financial Administration: $76,000 ($15.55)
    General - Other: $55,000 ($11.25)
    Central Staff Services: $51,000 ($10.43)
    General Public Buildings: $28,000 ($5.73)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($5.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000 ($4.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000 ($0.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $3,000 ($0.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $169,000 ($34.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $4,000 ($0.82)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $907,000 ($185.52)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $58,000 ($11.86)

West Salem government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $605,000 ($123.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $57,000 ($11.66)
    All Other: $6,000 ($1.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $428,000 ($87.54)
    Interest Earnings: $100,000 ($20.45)
    Special Assessments: $25,000 ($5.11)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $280,000 ($57.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $600,000 ($122.72)
    Highways: $107,000 ($21.89)
    All Other: $19,000 ($3.89)
  • Tax - Property: $689,000 ($140.93)
    NEC: $125,000 ($25.57)

West Salem government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $961,000 ($196.56)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,639,000 ($948.86)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $10,000 ($2.05)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,426,000 ($905.30)
    Water Utilities: $876,000 ($179.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $223,000 ($45.61)
    Water Utilities: $85,000 ($17.39)

West Salem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $253,000 ($51.75)

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

Here:

6.53%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

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

0.13%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


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


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

Here:

6.49%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

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

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


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

Strongest AM radio stations in 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.)

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

West Salem, Wisconsin:
  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • 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

West Salem fatal accident list:

Jun 27, 2011 06:44 PM, Franklin St, Vera Ln, Lat: 43.89798611, Lon: -91.09472778, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 16, 2006 01:49 PM, N Leonard St, W Hamlin St, Lat: 43.903928, Lon: -91.081147, 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, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total costs: $1,845,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,100

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 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: Communications Service Inc, W6587 St Hwy 33, Portage, WI 53901, Fax: (608) 429-3500
  • 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: State Of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53707-7912, Phone: (608) 266-2497, Fax: (608) 267-4495, 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: Soo Line Railroad, 501 Marquette Ave, Room 1602, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 904-6093, Fax: (612) 851-5688, Email:
  • 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:

4
  • Various Locations (Lat: 43.899944 Lon: -91.066778), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNL353
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2008, Expiration Date: 04/06/2018
    Registrant: Village Of West Salem, 175 S. Leonard St, West Salem, WI 54669, Phone: (715) 786-1858, Email:
  • West Salem DT, N4985 County Road M (Lat: 43.904389 Lon: -91.106639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQDI262
    Assigned Frequencies: 10552.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2005, Expiration Date: 09/01/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2013, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • ML15AL271, W3144 Cth B (Lacrosse County) (Lat: 43.893528 Lon: -91.063306), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQRA515
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/2013, Expiration Date: 04/04/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • WEST SALEM, Hwy S 1 Km Of Hwy M (Lat: 43.942444 Lon: -91.154833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WEH293
    Assigned Frequencies: 6675.00 MHz, 954.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2008, Expiration Date: 05/21/2018
    Registrant: Communications Service, Inc., 305 East Albert Street, Portage, WI 53901, Phone: (608) 745-3300, Fax: (608) 745-0300, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

3
  • 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
  • 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 1785V , Serial Number: 17263749, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Christine N Gruendeman, W 4511 County Road B, West Salem, WI 54669
  • 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
    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
    Registrant (Corporation): Lofty Concepts Inc, W3763 Hidden River Rd, West Salem, WI 54669
  • Aircraft: CAMERON BALLOONS US N-77 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 6053Q , Serial Number: 5501, Year manufactured: 1988, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1988
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ray A Ebert, W 3763 Hidden River Rd, West Salem, WI 54669, Other Owners: Heidi A Ebert



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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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
Businesses in West Salem, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx1
AmericInn1Quiznos1
Curves1UPS2
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
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Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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