Prairie Chien, Wisconsin Population 2024

5,327

Prairie Chien is a city located in Crawford County and Grant County Wisconsin. Prairie Chien has a 2024 population of 5,327. Prairie Chien is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually and its population has decreased by -3.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,511 in 2020.

The average household income in Prairie Chien is $66,219 with a poverty rate of 12.89%. The median age in Prairie Chien is 45.7 years: 42.3 years for males, and 49 years for females.

Prairie Chien Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Prairie Chien was:

  • White: 90.53%
  • Two or more races: 5.25%
  • Black or African American: 3.31%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
  • Other race: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
897.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.34% (-184)
The current population of Prairie Chien, Wisconsin is 5,327 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,511.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,98190.53%
Two or more races2895.25%
Black or African American1823.31%
Native American260.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander130.24%
Other race110.2%
Asian00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Asian

Prairie Chien Population by Race

Prairie Chien Population Pyramid 2024

Prairie Chien Median Age

45.7

Total

42.3

Male

49

Female

Prairie Chien Adults

There are 4,521 adults, (1,279 of whom are seniors) in Prairie Chien.

Prairie Chien Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Prairie Chien Sex Ratio

Female2,55146.36%
Male2,95153.64%

Prairie Chien Population by Age

Prairie Chien Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1622.2362.437.6
Married9392.9278.521.5
Non Family8891.1753.846.2
Female2323.1138.461.6
Male102344.155.9

2.87

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prairie Chien Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3077.33%
Associates Degree48311.53%
Bachelors Degree54212.94%
Graduate Degree1373.27%
High School Graduate1,71340.9%
Less Than 9th Grade821.96%
Some College92422.06%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Prairie Chien Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prairie Chien Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,8053,498667
2+ Races15413412
Black137750
Hispanic100900
Native American26260
Islander13130
Other Race11110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.53%.

Prairie Chien Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$44,602$64,286$38,500
Graduate Degree$59,286$0$67,969
High School Graduate$34,129$37,386$32,674
Less Than 9th Grade$33,590$33,431$0
Overall$38,988$41,830$33,944
Some College$39,620$45,417$31,029

$38,988

Average Earnings

$41,830

Average Male

$33,944

Average Female

Prairie Chien Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prairie Chien Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prairie Chien Language

97.83% of Prairie Chien residents speak only English, while 2.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Prairie Chien Language

Prairie Chien Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,57554111.83%
Multiple2197735.16%
Hispanic755370.67%
Black33100%

12.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.97%

Male Poverty Rate

11.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prairie Chien

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prairie Chien is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prairie Chien is White, with 11.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.74%.

Prairie Chien Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College16.18%
Less Than 9th Grade11.29%
High School4.85%
Bachelors or Greater4.62%

Prairie Chien Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Unemployed33.33%
Male Employed6.39%
Female Employed6.1%

Prairie Chien Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prairie Chien Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$71,042$78,536
Households$52,400$66,219
Married Families$80,662$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,568$44,527

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prairie Chien Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Prairie Chien Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prairie Chien Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Prairie Chien Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prairie Chien Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

308

Number of Veterans

289

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War79
Vietnam73
Second Gulf War53
Korea28
World War II0

Prairie Chien Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+115
35 to 5469
55 to 6457
65 to 7449
18 to 3418

Prairie Chien Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3007.26%
2+ Races85%
Hispanic65.56%

Prairie Chien Veterans by Race

Prairie Chien Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prairie Chien Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

Prairie Chien Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prairie Chien Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prairie Chien Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.23%

Born in Prairie Chien

99.58%

Native Born

0.42%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.58% of Prairie Chien residents were born in the United States, with 73.23% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Prairie Chien Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,097-46-0.89%
20285,143-46-0.89%
20275,189-46-0.88%
20265,235-46-0.87%
20255,281-46-0.86%
20245,327-46-0.86%
20235,373-37-0.68%
20225,410-72-1.31%
20215,482-29-0.53%
20205,511-67-1.2%
20195,578-48-0.85%
20185,626-3-0.05%
20175,629-37-0.65%
20165,666-41-0.72%
20155,707-13-0.23%
20145,720-35-0.61%
20135,755-63-1.08%
20125,818-63-1.07%
20115,881-9-0.15%
20105,89000%
20006,0183596.34%
19905,659-200-3.41%
19805,8593195.76%
19705,540-109-1.93%
19605,6492574.77%
19505,39277016.66%
19404,62267917.22%
19303,94340611.48%
19203,53738812.32%
19103,149-83-2.57%
19003,2321013.23%
18903,13135412.75%
18802,777772.85%
18702,700-2,397-47.03%
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Prairie Chien Population by Year