French Island, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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French Island, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The French Island Census Designated Place had a population of 4,360 as of July 1, 2016. French Island ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for French Island is located at latitude 43.8587 and longitude -91.2608 in La Crosse County. The formal boundaries for the French Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. La Crosse County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 650 feet.

The French Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393013) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The French Island Census Designated Place is located within Town of Campbell, a minor civil division (MCD) of La Crosse County.

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

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French Island, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,360
Population in Households 4,345
Population in Familes 3,344
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 2,170
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,950
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,022 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,325 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 626 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $146,290
Average Home Value $169,755


Median Household Income $55,725
Average Household Income $67,544
Per Capita Income $30,236
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.24%
Households 0.21% 0.29%
Families 0.16% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.

French Island, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares French Island 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 # 158 80th
Population Density1 # 54 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 382 51st
Median Household Income # 260 67th
Per Capita Income # 162 79th

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