Prairie du Chien, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Prairie du Chien had a population of 5,718 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 5,718
Population in Households 5,025
Population in Familes 3,796
Population in Group Qrtrs 693
Population Density2 1,010
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $41,867
Average Household Income $56,113
Per Capita Income $23,712


Total Housing Units 2,597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,517 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 792 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 287 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $113,090
Average Home Value $131,950


Total Households 2,310
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,359
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.42% -0.32%
Households -0.41% -0.35%
Families -0.11% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

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, 2018 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 # 132 83rd
Population Density # 242 69th
Diversity Index # 220 71st
Median Household Income # 687 11th
Per Capita Income # 633 18th

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