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Located in: La Crosse County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: W. Salem

Time Zone: West Salem lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (608)

Elevation: 740 feet [225.55 m] above sea level<1>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for West Salem)

Population

2016:<2>     4,967   (3.5% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,799   (5.7% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,540

Total Area:<3>   3.44 sq. miles [8.9 km²]

Housing Units:<4>   1,869

Official Website: www.westsalemwi.com/

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<5>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   43° 53' 54"
Lon:   -91° 4' 54"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<6>   West Salem

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for West Salem

GNIS ID:   1584416
FIPS State / Place Code:   55 / 86275

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Salem)


About La Crosse County

The village of La Crosse is the County Seat for La Crosse County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for La Crosse)

Population

2016:     118,122   (3.04% increase since 2010)  
2010:     114,638   (7.02% increase since 2000)
2000:     107,120

Total Area:   479.9 sq. miles [1,243 km²]   - of which 5.88% is water (28.24 sq. miles [73.1 km²])

Housing Units:   48,402

Official Website:   www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for La Crosse

GNIS ID:   1581091
FIPS State / County Code:   55 / 063

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Salem)


About Wisconsin

From the US Census

Population

2016:     5,778,708   (1.61% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,686,986   (6.03% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,363,675

Websites for State of Wisconsin

Official Website:   www.wisconsin.gov/
Tourism:   www.travelwisconsin.com/
Parks:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/
Fishing:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/
Hunting:   dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wisconsin

GNIS ID:   1779806
FIPS State:   55

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for West Salem)

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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: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of West Salem. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<4>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<5>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of West Salem, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<6>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes West Salem.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Salem.