Holmen, Wisconsin

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Village of Holmen, Wisconsin
Motto: You're always welcome!
Location of Holmen, Wisconsin
Location of Holmen, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°57′19″N 91°15′33″W / 43.95528°N 91.25917°W / 43.95528; -91.25917Coordinates: 43°57′19″N 91°15′33″W / 43.95528°N 91.25917°W / 43.95528; -91.25917
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County La Crosse
Incorporated May 7, 1946
 • Total 5.20 sq mi (13.47 km2)
 • Land 5.20 sq mi (13.47 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 705 ft (215 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 9,005
 • Estimate (2014) 9,564[3]
 • Density 1,731.7/sq mi (668.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip Code 54636
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-35450[5]
GNIS feature ID 1566559[2]
Historic Jostad's Store Building at the intersection of Main and State streets in Holmen, Wisconsin

Holmen is a village in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 9,005 as of the census of 2010. It is part of the La Crosse Metropolitan Area.


Holmen was settled by Norwegian immigrants in 1862. It was incorporated as a village on May 7, 1946.[6]


Holmen contains wooded areas, hills, and bluffs, typical of the Driftless Area, or Coulee Region. The Mississippi River passes just to the southwest of the village.

Holmen is located at 43°57′19″N 91°15′33″W / 43.95528°N 91.25917°W / 43.95528; -91.25917 (43.955330, -91.259132).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.20 square miles (13.47 km2), all of it land.[1] Star Hill is a prominent bluff adjacent to downtown Holmen and is one of the tallest areas of the village. The hill gets its name from a light up star on top of the hill.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 584
1960 635 8.7%
1970 1,081 70.2%
1980 2,411 123.0%
1990 3,220 33.6%
2000 6,200 92.5%
2010 9,005 45.2%
Est. 2014 9,564 [3] 6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 9,005 people, 3,400 households, and 2,431 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,731.7 inhabitants per square mile (668.6/km2). There were 3,521 housing units at an average density of 677.1 per square mile (261.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 7.0% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 3,400 households of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the village was 34.1 years. 30% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 10.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.


Holmen is part of the Holmen School District. Secondary education is provided by Holmen High School, Holmen Middle School and four elementary schools. The district's mascot is the Viking.


Holmen has one outlet mall, Holmen Square Mall.


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