Westby, WI Demographics


Population (year 2000): 2,045. Estimated population in July 2005: 2,142 (+4.7% change)
Males: 940 (46.0%), Females: 1,105 (54.0%)

Vernon County

Zip code: 54667

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $32,340 (year 2000)
Median house value: $70,900 (year 2000)

Races in Westby:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)

Ancestries: Norwegian (60.2%), German (24.9%), Irish (9.3%), English (8.5%), Italian (3.3%), Czech (2.4%).

Elevation: 1298 feet

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Westby

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westby city

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +168 (+9.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Westby:

  • VERNON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 148 (about 9 miles; VIROQUA, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR SPARTA HOSP (about 22 miles; SPARTA, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR LACROSSE (about 27 miles; LA CROSSE, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westby:

  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 31 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; ID: LSE)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 47 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; ID: VOK)
  • DUBUQUE REGIONAL (about 87 miles; DUBUQUE, IA; ID: DBQ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westby:

  • VIROQUA MUNI (about 7 miles; VIROQUA, WI; ID: Y51)
  • SPARTA/FORT MC COY (about 23 miles; SPARTA, WI; ID: CMY)
  • BLOYER FIELD (about 34 miles; TOMAH, WI; ID: Y72)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westby:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 27 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,669)
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 28 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,973)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 61 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 67 miles; DECORAH, IA; FT enrollment: 2,566)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE (about 68 miles; PLATTEVILLE, WI; FT enrollment: 5,045)
  • NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CALMAR (about 79 miles; CALMAR, IA; FT enrollment: 2,393)

Schools

Public high school in Westby:

  • WESTBY HI (Students: 399; Location: 206 WEST AVE S; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Westby:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 91; Location: P.O. BOX 86; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Westby:

  • WESTBY MID (Students: 311; Location: 206 WEST AVE S; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • WESTBY EL (Students: 260; Location: 122 NELSON ST; Grades: PK – 04)
Private primary/middle school in Westby:

  • SUGAR GROVE SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: RR 3 S1780 CTY HWY D; Grades: 1 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Westby:

  • BEKKUM MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $72,612; Location: 206 N. MAIN ST.; 11,899 books; 483 audio materials; 511 video materials; 90 serial subscriptions)