Westby, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 2,248 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 
Males: 1,077  (47.9%)
Females: 1,171  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

42.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 54667.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,780 (it was $32,340 in 2000)
Westby:

$47,780
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,725 (it was $16,839 in 2000)

Westby city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $112,943 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Westby:

$112,943
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $184,191; detached houses: $197,541; townhouses or other attached units: $173,577; in 2-unit structures: $149,361; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,981; mobile homes: $63,305

Median gross rent in 2016: $670.

March 2019 cost of living index in Westby: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.4%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Westby, WI (2010)
    • 2,14997.7%White alone
    • 221.0%Hispanic
    • 180.8%Two or more races
    • 50.2%Black alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone

Races in Westby 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 Westby, Wisconsin as of November 12, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westby is 316 to 1.


Crime rates in Westby by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.0)
1
(43.9)
0
(0.0)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.3)
1
(46.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(93.7)
3
(135.7)
1
(44.0)
4
(176.2)
4
(175.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(87.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(142.2)
4
(187.8)
7
(324.4)
13
(604.7)
4
(184.7)
6
(281.2)
20
(905.0)
3
(132.1)
8
(352.4)
5
(219.8)
4
(175.7)
9
(394.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(1,138)
12
(563.4)
24
(1,112)
7
(325.6)
19
(877.2)
23
(1,078)
31
(1,403)
46
(2,026)
58
(2,555)
62
(2,725)
30
(1,318)
52
(2,278)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(237.1)
1
(46.9)
5
(231.7)
1
(46.5)
2
(92.3)
2
(93.7)
2
(90.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.9)
1
(43.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(43.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 283.2)77.539.495.068.492.389.0153.8134.3165.6194.7103.7139.7

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City-data.com crime index in Westby, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
Wisconsin average:

2.18
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Ancestries: Norwegian (58.4%), German (16.3%), American (3.5%), Italian (3.0%), Polish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1920

Elevation: 1298 feet

Land area: 2.43 square miles.

Population density: 925 people per square mile   (low).

Westby,WI real estate house value index trend

Westby, Wisconsin map

50 residents are foreign born (0.7% Latin America, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This city:

2.3%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,159 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,148 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (21.7 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (83.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (204.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Coon, WI (2.6 miles ),
Viroqua, WI (2.6 miles ),
Cashton, WI (2.7 miles ),
Coon Valley, WI (2.9 miles ),
Melvina, WI (3.3 miles),
Chaseburg, WI (3.5 miles ),
La Farge, WI (3.5 miles ),
Whitestown, WI (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.65 N, Longitude: 90.86 W

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Westby, WI in 2016
Distribution of house value in Westby, WI in 2016

Westby satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $136,000
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $226,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Westby, WI residents
Average permit cost in Westby, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +168 (+9.0%).
Most common industries in Westby, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.2%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Westby, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)

Average climate in Westby, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Westby, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone 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
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 5.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.24
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Westby-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.3 miles away from the Westby city center .

On 6/5/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westby-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 391.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.6 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 368.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 290.5 miles away from Westby 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 152.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 391.0 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 Vernon County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westby topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Westby:

  • NORSELAND NUR HOME (323 BLACK RIVER RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Westby:

  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - VIROQUA (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)
  • VERNON MEM HSPTL HHC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)
  • VERNON MEM HSPTL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)
  • BETHEL HOME AND SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; VIROQUA, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westby:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 22 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Viterbo University (about 22 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 23 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Winona State University (about 48 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 50 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Luther College (about 53 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 61 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Public high school in Westby:

  • WESTBY HIGH (Location: 206 WEST AVE S, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Westby:

Private elementary/middle school in Westby:

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Library in Westby:

  • BEKKUM MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $99,475; Location: 206 N. MAIN ST.; 16,799 books; 8,396 e-books; 4,443 audio materials; 1,948 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 99 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Westby - Christiana Fire District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Westby include: Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church (A), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (B), Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Central Express Inn (411 North Main Street).

Birthplace of: Ludvig Hektoen - Surgeon, Dexter Bean - Racing driver.

Vernon 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 Westby and their reported violations in the past:

DEER RUN ESTATES MHP (Population served: 49, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
VANG LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2009), St No addtl Formal Action needed (SEP-28-2009), St Other (SEP-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2009)
PINE CREST RESORT 2-LOWER WELL (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PINE CREST RESORT 2-UPPER WELL (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SKOGDALEN LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • LIVING WATERS BIBLE CP DINING HALL (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH COON PRAIRIE LUTH CHUR (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAPLE TERRACE RESORT-CABIN (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAPLE TERRACE RESORT-MAIN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LIVING WATERS BIBLE CP MAINT WELL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.9%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
52 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
14 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
68 people in nursing homes in 2000
12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Westby (2011 data):

  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Fortress Bank Branch at 100 North Main Street, branch established on 1905/10/04; Westby Branch at 401 North Main Street, branch established on 1992/06/15. 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
  • River Bank: Westby Branch at 101 Stenslien Street, branch established on 2007/12/28. 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

For population 15 years and over in Westby:

Marital status in Westby, WI
  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Westby:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Westby
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westby, WI (based on Vernon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,27626
Evangelical Protestant6,86450
Catholic3,0604
Other1153
None11,458-
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: 4
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

28.3%
State:

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

16.2%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Westby:

48.2%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Westby:

46.0%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Westby:

19.8%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Westby:

19.1%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Westby:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

41.9%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Westby:

54.2%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.5%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Westby, 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
Other Government Administration 4$13,654$40,9628$2,304
Police Protection - Officers 3$10,925$43,70011$3,187
Streets and Highways 2$6,430$38,5801$261
Solid Waste Management 2$6,262$37,5720$0
Other and Unallocable 2$9,426$56,5566$256
Sewerage 1$3,705$44,4600$0
Water Supply 1$3,954$47,4480$0
Local Libraries 1$2,011$24,1328$2,597
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 19$2,801
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$680
Totals for Government 16$56,367$42,27554$12,086

Westby government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $130,000 ($57.83)
    Regular Highways: $128,000 ($56.94)
    Sewerage: $53,000 ($23.58)
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000 ($16.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($13.35)
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $4,035,000 ($1794.93)
    Electric Utilities: $2,489,000 ($1107.21)
    Sewerage: $360,000 ($160.14)
    Water Utilities: $354,000 ($157.47)
    Regular Highways: $349,000 ($155.25)
    Police Protection: $328,000 ($145.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $198,000 ($88.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $198,000 ($88.08)
    Transit Utilities: $143,000 ($63.61)
    Central Staff Services: $120,000 ($53.38)
    Libraries: $110,000 ($48.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000 ($37.37)
    General - Other: $66,000 ($29.36)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($12.01)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($8.45)
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000 ($5.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($3.56)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($2.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000 ($42.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $157,000 ($69.84)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($11.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $815,000 ($362.54)

Westby government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $4,011,000 ($1784.25)
    Sewerage: $346,000 ($153.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $108,000 ($48.04)
    Regular Highways: $105,000 ($46.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($8.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($3.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($14.23)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($5.78)
    Rents: $10,000 ($4.45)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($2.22)
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($2.22)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.89)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,447,000 ($1088.52)
    Water Utilities: $222,000 ($98.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $654,000 ($290.93)
    Transit Utilities: $110,000 ($48.93)
    Highways: $98,000 ($43.59)
    Other: $5,000 ($2.22)
  • Tax - Property: $574,000 ($255.34)
    Other: $53,000 ($23.58)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $11,000 ($4.89)

Westby government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,975,000 ($878.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,855,000 ($825.18)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $878,000 ($390.57)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $822,000 ($365.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $248,000 ($110.32)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $128,000 ($56.94)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $56,000 ($24.91)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $298,000 ($132.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,105,000 ($1826.07)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,173,000 ($521.80)

6.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.68% ($47,699 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.53% ($30,393)
from Crawford County, WI  0.40% ($38,239)


5.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
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 La Crosse County, WI  1.65% ($43,165 average AGI)
to Monroe County, WI  0.52% ($34,542)
to Crawford County, WI  0.35% ($24,325)
Businesses in Westby, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Jones New York1
FedEx1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Westby:

  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WVRQ (1360 AM; 1 kW; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westby:

  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WVRQ-FM (102.3 FM; VIROQUA, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westby:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K41AD (Channel 41; LANSING, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
Westby fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Westby fatal accident list:

Dec 10, 2013 09:20 AM, Us-14, Melby St, Lat: 43.654272, Lon: -90.856797, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 11, 1984 03:48 PM, 14, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.9mTotal length
  • $443,000Total costs
  • 3,333Total average daily traffic
  • 75Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,661Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Westby)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • E8496 Seas Branch Rd (Lat: 43.609667 Lon: -90.852111), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 5.2 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQLD840,
    Assigned Frequencies: 171.100 MHz, Grant Date: 12/17/2009, Expiration Date: 12/17/2019, Certifier: Phil Hahn, Registrant: Vernon County Lwcd, 220 Airport Rd., Viroqua, WI 54665, Phone: (608) 637-5483, Email:
  • 6599 Esofia Road (Lat: 43.626694 Lon: -90.930083), Call Sign: WRAD764,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz, 152.982 MHz, Grant Date: 10/19/2017, Expiration Date: 10/19/2027, Certifier: Shawn Brose, Registrant: Baycom Inc, 2040 Radisson Street, Green Bay, WI 54302, Phone: (920) 544-4248, Fax: (920) 468-8615, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Westby)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Westby)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Westby, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2485.7 years
Alice2084.0 years
Mabel1783.4 years
Oscar1784.3 years
Olga1689.9 years
Clarence1582.6 years
Alma1486.4 years
Hazel1481.5 years
Ruth1485.2 years
Chester1378.9 years
Most common last names in Westby, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson4279.8 years
Anderson2976.4 years
Hanson2882.1 years
Larson2677.0 years
Hagen2081.4 years
Rude1780.4 years
Johnson1783.1 years
Berger1775.4 years
Peterson1581.1 years
Volden1581.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westby, WI
  • 84.3%Utility gas
  • 11.4%Electricity
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westby, WI
  • 78.1%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.7%No fuel used


Westby compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below 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 below state average.
There are 10 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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  • Scott Sjovall (3)
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  • Kevin Frank Everhart (1)
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Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2019.