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West Salem is a village in La Crosse County, in the La Crosse metro area.

The community was named after Salem, NY

The latitude of West Salem is 43.899N. The longitude is -91.081W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,810.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$43,449
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Salem demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Hamlin Garland, writer
Local festivals include:
  • La Crosse Interstate Fair - July 11-15, 2007
  • Dairy Days - June 1-3, 2007
  • Garland Days - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check West Salem web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about West Salem demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the La Crosse County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, La Crosse area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54669 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

43% of West Salem residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Salem ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Salem was $19,904, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of West Salem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in West Salem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $437.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $921.


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Libraries in West Salem include West Salen ... View libraries

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Politics

La Crosse County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Salem political report.

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The average commute time for West Salem workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in West Salem include Americinn West Salem.

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