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Onalaska is a town in La Crosse County, in the La Crosse metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Onalaska. For links to other places called Onalaska, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Onalaska is 43.943N. The longitude is -91.248W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,210.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Onalaska demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the La Crosse 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 54636 ZIP code.
36% of Onalaska residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Onalaska ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Onalaska was $19,887, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Onalaska residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Onalaska, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $442. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $937.
La Crosse County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Onalaska political report.
The average commute time for Onalaska workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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