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Prairie du Chien is a city in Crawford County.

It is the county seat.

The community name is French for "prairie of the dog," the name of an Indian chief
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Prairie du Chien. For links to other places called Prairie du Chien, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Prairie du Chien is 43.051N. The longitude is -91.141W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,803.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,038
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Prairie du Chien demographic reports
Prairie du Chien is at the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers
Fur-trading post was established here in 1685
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "The Straight Story"
Well-known residents have included:
· Joe Guyon, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Prairie Dog Blues Festival - July 27-28, 2007
  • Prairie Villa Rendezvous - June 14-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Prairie du Chien web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wyalusing State Park
Historic sites and museums: Villa Louis Historic Site, Prairie du Chien Museum at Fort Crawford, Astor Fur Warehouse, Brisbois House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Prairie du Chien demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crawford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53821 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

33% of Prairie du Chien residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prairie du Chien ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prairie du Chien was $17,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Prairie du Chien residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Prairie du Chien, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $353.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.


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Libraries in Prairie du Chien include Joseph W. & Emma L. Wachute Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Crawford County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prairie du Chien political report.

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The average commute time for Prairie du Chien workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Prairie du Chien include Americinn Prairie du Chien, Best Western Quiet House & Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Rodeway Inn.

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