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Welcome to West Salem ...

The village of West Salem is located in La Crosse County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Salem: W. Salem

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Salem has a population of 5,021 people<2> (see below for details).

West Salem was established in 1856.

The community of West Salem is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for West Salem: (608)

The ZIP code for West Salem: 54669<4>

Websites for West Salem ...

Official Website: www.westsalemwi.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Salem had an population of 5,021 people. This is an increase of 4.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.59% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near West Salem ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Salem.

  • La Crosse [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Crosse
    • La Crosse [La Crosse County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of West Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,163 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crosse
  • Onalaska [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onalaska
    • Onalaska [La Crosse County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of West Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onalaska have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onalaska
  • Holmen [La Crosse County]
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    • Holmen [La Crosse County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of West Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,368 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmen have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmen
  • Sparta [Monroe County]
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    • Sparta [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of West Salem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,800 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • La Crescent [Houston County]
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      • La Crescent [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of West Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crescent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Crescent<7>
    • Trempealeau [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trempealeau
      • Trempealeau [Trempealeau County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of West Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trempealeau have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trempealeau
    • Galesville [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesville
      • Galesville [Trempealeau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of West Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesville
    • Bangor [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
      • Bangor [La Crosse County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of West Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor
    • Cashton [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashton
      • Cashton [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of West Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashton
    • Stoddard [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
      • Stoddard [Vernon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of West Salem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoddard

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Salem. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Salem.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Salem.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Salem. See our Newspapers Page for West Salem.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding West Salem to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Salem in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Salem was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Salem on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Salem on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About La Crosse County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Salem: www.westsalemwi.com/

The official website for La Crosse County: www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including La Crosse, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Salem.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Salem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as West Salem). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Salem or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Salem) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Salem. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West SalemOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Salem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8991, Longitude: -91.0813    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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