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West Salem

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    grade A minus
    Overall Niche Grade
    1. Public Schools
      grade A
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade B+
    3. Housing
      grade B+
    4. Nightlife
      grade B
    5. Good for Families
      grade A minus
    6. Diversity
      grade B minus
    7. Jobs
      grade B+
    8. Weather
      grade C+
    9. Cost of Living
      grade B
    10. Health & Fitness
      grade B
    11. Outdoor Activities
      grade B
    12. Commute
      grade B+

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    West Salem is a with a population of 5,225. West Salem is in La Crosse County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in West Salem offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in West Salem and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Salem are highly rated.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $197,200
    National
    $244,900
    Median Rent
    $964
    National
    $1,163
    Area Feel
    Sparse Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      26%
    • Own
      74%
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    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade B+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      79.5
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      0
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      0
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      0
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      39.7
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      934
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      19.9
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade B minus
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      17%
    • 10-17 years
      13%
    • 18-24 years
      4%
    • 25-34 years
      9%
    • 35-44 years
      12%
    • 45-54 years
      10%
    • 55-64 years
      16%
    • 65+ years
      19%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      15%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      24%
      national  21%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      35%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      23%
      national  26%
    • Less than high school diploma
      3%
      national  11%

    Working in West Salem

    Jobs
    grade B+
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $64,856
    National
    $69,021

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