West Salem, WI Population

By | July 3, 2019

Population: 4,540. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,709 (+3.7% change)
Males: 2,219 (48.9%), Females: 2,321 (51.1%)

La Crosse County

Zip code: 54669

Median resident age: 34.0 years
Median household income: $43,449
Median house value: $102,500

Races in West Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (55.3%), Norwegian (28.2%), Irish (10.3%), English (6.4%), Czech (3.4%), Polish (3.3%).

Elevation: 742 feet

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in West Salem

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Salem village

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +910 (+25.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near West Salem:

  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR LACROSSE (about 12 miles; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • LA CROSSE LUTHERAN HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR SPARTA HOSP (about 20 miles; SPARTA, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Salem:

Other public-use airports nearest to West Salem:

  • SPARTA/FORT MC COY (about 25 miles; SPARTA, WI; Abbreviation: CMY)
  • VIROQUA MUNI (about 27 miles; VIROQUA, WI; Abbreviation: Y51)
  • BLAIR (about 28 miles; BLAIR, WI; Abbreviation: 5E6)
Amtrak station near West Salem:

  • 13 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 and Universities

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

  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 6 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,973)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 12 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,669)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 41 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 61 miles; DECORAH, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,566)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 67 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 67 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)

Schools

Public high school in West Salem:

  • WEST SALEM HI (Students: 520; Location: 405 E HAMLIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in West Salem:

  • COULEE REGION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 230 WEST GARLAND STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Salem:

  • WEST SALEM EL (Students: 738; Location: 475 N MARK ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WEST SALEM MID (Students: 368; Location: 450 N MARK ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle school in West Salem:

  • CHRIST ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOO (Students: 158; Location: 500 PARK ST; Grades: PK – 8)