Prairie Du Chien, WI Population

Population: 6,018. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,880 (-2.3% change)
Males: 3,017 (50.1%), Females: 3,001 (49.9%)

Crawford County

Zip code: 53821

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $34,038
Median house value: $80,500

Races in Prairie du Chien:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.4%)
  • Black (3.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (34.7%), Irish (17.3%), Czech (9.5%), Norwegian (9.3%), English (8.0%), French (7.0%).

Elevation: 632 feet

Land area: 5.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Prairie du Chien

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prairie du Chien city

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

0.8% Foreign born

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

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Prairie du Chien:

  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (705 EAST TAYLOR STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Prairie du Chien:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Prairie du Chien:

Other public-use airports nearest to Prairie du Chien:

Colleges and Universities

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

  • UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; FAYETTE, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,173)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 49 miles; DECORAH, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,566)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE (about 50 miles; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,045)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 52 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,669)
  • NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CALMAR (about 54 miles; CALMAR, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,393)
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 60 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,973)
  • KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Full-time enrollment: 7,991)

Schools

Public high schools in Prairie du Chien:

  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN HI (Students: 473; Location: 800 E CRAWFORD ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CORRECTIONAL (Students: 231; Location: 500 E PARRISH ST; Grades: 12 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Prairie du Chien:

  • BLUFF VIEW INTERMEDIATE (Students: 469; Location: 1901 E WELLS ST; Grades: 03 – 08)
  • BA KENNEDY SCH (Students: 298; Location: 420 WACOUTA AVE; Grades: PK – 02)

Libraries

Library in Prairie du Chien:

  • JOSEPH W. & EMMA L. WACHUTE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $285,335; Location: 125 S. WACOUTA AVE.; 34,063 books; 704 audio materials; 738 video materials; 69 serial subscriptions)