Onalaska, WI Demographics


Population (year 2000): 14,839. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,701 (+5.8% change)
Males: 7,181 (48.4%), Females: 7,658 (51.6%)

La Crosse County

Zip code: 54650

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $47,800 (year 2000)
Median house value: $114,400 (year 2000)

Races in Onalaska:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (46.3%), Norwegian (23.0%), Irish (14.3%), English (8.0%), Polish (6.5%), French (4.4%).

Elevation: 716 feet

Land area: 9.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Onalaska

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Onalaska city

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

2.6% Foreign born (1.9% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,563 (+20.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Onalaska:

  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR LACROSSE (about 7 miles; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • LA CROSSE LUTHERAN HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR SPARTA HOSP (about 29 miles; SPARTA, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Onalaska:

  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 3 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; ID: LSE)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 68 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; ID: VOK)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 69 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; ID: EAU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Onalaska:

  • BLAIR (about 28 miles; BLAIR, WI; ID: 5E6)
  • HOUSTON COUNTY (about 29 miles; CALEDONIA, MN; ID: CHU)
  • VIROQUA MUNI (about 33 miles; VIROQUA, WI; ID: Y51)
Amtrak station near Onalaska:

  • 5 miles: LA CROSSE (601 ST. ANDREW ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onalaska:

  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 4 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,973)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 7 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 8,669)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 32 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 54 miles; DECORAH, IA; FT enrollment: 2,566)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 64 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 64 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,601)

Schools

Public high school in Onalaska:

  • ONALASKA HI (Students: 915; Location: 700 HILLTOPPER PL; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Onalaska:

  • LUTHER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: 1501 WILSON ST/BOX 129; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Onalaska:

  • ONALASKA MID (Students: 647; Location: 711 QUINCY ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • EAGLE BLUFF EL (Students: 397; Location: 200 EAGLE BLUFF COURT; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • PERTZSCH EL (Students: 324; Location: 524 MAIN ST; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • NORTHERN HILLS EL (Students: 266; Location: 511 SPRUCE ST; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • ONALASKA KINDERGARTEN CENTER (Students: 200; Location: 200 EAGLE BLUFF COURT; Grades: PK – KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Onalaska:

  • ST PATRICK S SCHOOL (Students: 205; Location: 127 11TH AVENUE NORTH; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 1201 MAIN ST/PO BOX 128; Grades: PK – 8)