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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.
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.
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.
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.
Libraries in Prairie du Chien include Joseph W. & Emma L. Wachute Memorial Library ... View libraries
Crawford County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prairie du Chien political report.
The average commute time for Prairie du Chien workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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