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West Salem, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of West Salem had a population of 5,103 as of July 1, 2016. West Salem 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 West Salem is located at latitude 43.8985 and longitude -91.0875 in La Crosse County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West Salem (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. La Crosse County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Village of West Salem (GNIS ID: 1584416) 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 West Salem 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 West Salem: Salem.


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West Salem, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,103
Population in Households 4,859
Population in Familes 3,999
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density1 1,493
Diversity Index2 10
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,949
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,331
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,988 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,333 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 616 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $156,653
Average Home Value $159,077
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,882
Average Household Income $67,538
Per Capita Income $26,870
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 0.77%
Households 1.0% 0.87%
Families 0.89% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

West Salem, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Salem 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 # 145 81st
Population Density1 # 120 85th
Diversity Index2 # 525 32nd
Median Household Income # 238 69th
Per Capita Income # 307 60th

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