Prairie du Chien is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 5,757 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Prairie du Chien is the 131st largest community in Wisconsin.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Prairie du Chien is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Prairie du Chien is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Prairie du Chien who work in sales jobs (13.98%), office and administrative support (9.58%), and healthcare (6.56%).
One of the benefits of Prairie du Chien is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.14 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Prairie du Chien are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.89% of adults in Prairie du Chien have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Prairie du Chien in 2010 was $21,863, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,452 for a family of four. However, Prairie du Chien contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Prairie du Chien home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prairie du Chien residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Prairie du Chien include Irish, Norwegian, English, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Prairie du Chien is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.