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La Pointe is a town in Ashland County.
The community was named for daughter of Ojibwa chief, who had been given the English name of Madeline
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named La Pointe. For links to other places called La Pointe, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of La Pointe is 46.779N. The longitude is -90.786W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 774 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 246.
Sections below provide additional information and links about La Pointe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ashland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54850 ZIP code.
23% of La Pointe residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Pointe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Pointe was $23,352, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of La Pointe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in La Pointe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,031.
Libraries in La Pointe include Madeline Island Public Library ... View libraries
Ashland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Pointe political report.
The average commute time for La Pointe workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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