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Welcome to West Salem ...

The village of West Salem is located in La Crosse County.

A typical abbreviation for West Salem: W. Salem

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, West Salem has a population of 5,026 people<1> (see below for details).

West Salem was established in 1856.

The community of West Salem is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: West Salem lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for West Salem: (608)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Salem had a population of 4,799 people. This makes West Salem the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of West Salem represents 0.08% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 183rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,799 people, the population of West Salem increased 5.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,540 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, West Salem had an population of 5,026 people. This is an increase of 4.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.7% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Salem.

Communities near West Salem ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from West Salem and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2017
La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   5,028   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Campbell   [Map]   4,362   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Holland   [Map]   3,849   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Holmen   [Map]   9,887   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
La Crosse   [Map]   51,834   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   5,772   W   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Salem.

Communities Also Named West Salem ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named West Salem - they are located in Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Salem.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Salem. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Salem. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Salem.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for West Salem:

Websites for West Salem ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Salem ...

Looking for more information about West Salem? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about West Salem? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Salem, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Salem.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) West Salem. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Salem.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in West Salem. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Salem) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Salem. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Salem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Salem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8986, Longitude: -91.0818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Salem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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