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Onalaska is a city in La Crosse County, in the La Crosse metro area.
One tradition says the name comes from a line in the poem, "The Pleasures of Hope", by Thomas Campbell. Another, possibly related, theory says it derives from an Aleut word meaning "dwelling together harmoniously"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Onalaska. For links to other places called Onalaska, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Onalaska is 43.884N. The longitude is -91.235W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 709 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,474.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Onalaska demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the La Crosse County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, La Crosse area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54603 ZIP code.
35% of Onalaska residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Onalaska ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Onalaska was $24,066, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Onalaska residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Onalaska, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $458. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,089.
Libraries in Onalaska include Onalaska Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Onalaska include Onalaska Life
La Crosse County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Onalaska political report.
The average commute time for Onalaska workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Onalaska between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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