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West Salem
  • Town in Wisconsin

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  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 town in Wisconsin with a population of 5,005. West Salem is in La Crosse County. 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 above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$869
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
    98.3
    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
    59
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    609.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in West Salem

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,543
National
$62,843

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