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Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Prairie du Chien had a population of 5,795 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Prairie du Chien is located at latitude 43.0436 and longitude -91.1388 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prairie du Chien (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.75 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The City of Prairie du Chien (GNIS ID: 1583971) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prairie du Chien population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prairie du Chien: Dogs Prairie, La Prairie, La Prairie des Chiens, Tipisagi.

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Prairie du Chien, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,795
Population in Households 5,105
Population in Familes 3,906
Population in Group Qrtrs 690
Population Density1 1,024
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 2,361
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,401
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,533 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 828 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $109,913
Average Home Value $129,140


Median Household Income $40,050
Average Household Income $54,149
Per Capita Income $23,072
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.21%
Households -0.19% -0.15%
Families 0.35% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Prairie du Chien, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie du Chien to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 131 83rd
Population Density1 # 237 70th
Diversity Index2 # 237 70th
Median Household Income # 662 15th
Per Capita Income # 564 27th

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