Prairie du Chien (town), Wisconsin

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Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°4′22″N 91°6′28″W / 43.07278°N 91.10778°W / 43.07278; -91.10778Coordinates: 43°4′22″N 91°6′28″W / 43.07278°N 91.10778°W / 43.07278; -91.10778
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Land33.6 sq mi (86.9 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)
Elevation873 ft (266 m)
 • Total1,076
 • Density32.1/sq mi (12.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-65075[2]
GNIS feature ID1583972[1]

Prairie du Chien is a town in Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,076 at the 2000 census. The City of Prairie du Chien is located partially within the town. The unincorporated community of White Corners is also located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.1 km2), of which, 33.6 square miles (86.9 km2) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.2 km2) of it is water. The total area is 7.62% water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,076 people, 434 households, and 311 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.1 people per square mile (12.4/km2). There were 848 housing units at an average density of 25.3 per square mile (9.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.42% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 0.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 434 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,327, and the median income for a family was $41,691. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $19,464 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,762. 9.4% of the population and 8.4% of families were below the poverty line. 12.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)