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La Prairie is a town in Rock County, in the Janesville metro area.
The community name derives from French for "pasture"
The latitude of La Prairie is 42.626N. The longitude is -88.943W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 899 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 929.
Sections below provide additional information and links about La Prairie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Janesville-Beloit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53546 ZIP code.
32% of La Prairie residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Prairie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Prairie was $22,108, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of La Prairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in La Prairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $975.
Rock County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Prairie political report.
The average commute time for La Prairie workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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