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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
French Island is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 4,360. French Island is in La Crosse County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in French Island offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In French Island there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals live in French Island and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in French Island are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$778
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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French Island Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in French Island

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,208
National
$55,322
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French Island Reviews

3 reviews
Quiet, friendly neighbors. More of a personal out of town setting, yet in town. Close to river, fishing, shopping, and more.
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This area has many trees and parks in the area witch gives a nice natural look in the summer. There has been several suspected drug labs in the area but mostly new family's are moving in.
Some times there are supposedly drug labs but other then that it is pretty safe.