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Demographics & Facts

Approximately 16,217 people live in Crawford County and 210,000 people live in the region that encompasses 4,288 square miles and includes Crawford, Grant, Green, Lafayette, and Richland Counties in Wisconsin. The low population density in our region creates an oasis from the hassles of nearby metro areas featuring room to explore and expand.

Download the Crawford County Demographics Data & Facts as a PDF file or lookup Crawford County Quick Facts on the US Census American FactFinder.

Population Data

Prairie du Chien

Crawford County

Wisconsin

Population estimates, July 1, 2017 5,653 16,214 5,795,483
Population, percent change – April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 -4.40% -2.60% 1.90%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 5,911 16,644 5,686,986
Population per square mile, 2010 1,050.50 29.2 105
Land area in square miles, 2010 5.63 570.66 54,157.80
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2012-2016 12.5 22.9 21.9
Persons under 5 years, percent *3.5% *4.8% *5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent *18.3% *20.4% *22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent *24.1% *22.6% *16.5%
Female persons, percent *47.6% *48.1% *50.3%

Housing & Income Data

Housing units, July 1, 2017 X 8,978 2,695,462
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2012-2016 65.50% 76.10% 67.00%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2012-2016 $117,700 $123,800 $167,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2012-2016 $1,064 $1,130 $1,391
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2012-2016 $432 $435 $532
Median gross rent, 2012-2016 $530 $557 $789
Households, 2012-2016 2,393 6,652 2,310,246
Persons per household, 2012-2016 2.12 2.35 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2012-2016 82.50% 87.20% 85.60%

Race and Ethnicity Data

White alone, percent(a) *93.6% *95.7% *87.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a) *4.3% *2.2% *6.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a) *0.7% *0.3% *1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a) *0.0% *0.6% *2.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a) *0.0% * Z *0.1%
Two or More Races, percent *1.1% *1.1% *1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b) *1.3% *1.6% *6.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent *92.8% *94.4% *81.3%
Veterans, 2012-2016 492 1,399 367,227
Foreign born persons, percent, 2012-2016 0.20% 0.90% 4.80%

Data from US Census QuickFacts https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/prairieduchiencitywisconsin,crawfordcountywisconsin,wi/PST045217

Value Notes
* Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources. Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Visit the original data to learn about sampling error.  Fact Notes: X: Not applicable Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.
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