Onalaska, La Crosse County, Wisconsin

Onalaska: Fourth-class city in La Crosse County, Wisconsin


Onalaska is a city located in the county of La Crosse in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,623 and a population density of 201 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,766 inhabitants.

The city was created 172 years ago in 1850.

Quick Facts about Onalaska

Population : 5,766 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Wisconsin (United States)
County : La Crosse County
Postal code : 54650
Phone Area Codes : 608
Area : 28.01 km2
Altitude : 656 feet / 200 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1851 (172 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 17:58:16 (27th March 2023)
Density : 206 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.48% (2010-2020)
Onalaska locator map
Location of Onalaska on Wisconsin map.
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Onalaska is located at 43°53'4"N 91°14'7"W (43.8844100, -91.2351400).

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The population of Onalaska increased by 2.48% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,623 - census
2011 5,556 -1.21% estimation process
2012 5,598 0.75% estimation process
2013 5,628 0.53% estimation process
2014 5,654 0.46% estimation process
2015 5,698 0.77% estimation process
2016 5,703 0.09% estimation process
2017 5,755 0.9% estimation process
2018 5,772 0.29% estimation process
2019 5,766 -0.1% estimation process
2020 5,766 0% estimation process

Onalaska zip code is 54650. County name: La Crosse, County fips: 55063

People born in Onalaska (7)

People born in Onalaska, including baseball player Biddy Dolan, actor and comedian Mark Proksch, football player Tom Newberry, .


  • Leila Usher (American sculptor) she was born in 26/08/1859
  • Carlie Hanson (American singer and songwriter) she was born in 18/05/2000
  • Clayton Rand he was born in 01/01/1891
  • Thurman L. Hood (American 19th Century English professor) he was born in 26/07/1888

Schools in Onalaska

College & universities near Onalaska, WI

Code Name City ZIP
458168 The Salon Professional Academy-Onalaska Onalaska (WI) 54650
240170 Western Technical College La Crosse (WI) 54601
240329 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse La Crosse (WI) 54601-9959
240107 Viterbo University La Crosse (WI) 54601-8804
175263 Minnesota State College Southeast Winona (MN) 55987

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Onalaska, WI

Code Name Address Type
LSE La Crosse St. Andrew and Caledonia Streets RAIL
WIN Winona station 65 East Mark Street RAIL
TOH Tomah North Superior Ave. and Washington St. RAIL
EUC Eau Claire, WI 642 University Drive BUS
EUM Eau Claire, WI 6251 Traux Lane BUS

Post offices near Onalaska

Post Office Name City ZIP
Onalaska Post Office Onalaska (WI) 54650
La Crescen Post Office La Crescent (MN) 55947
Holmen Post Office Holmen (WI) 54636
La Cr Post Office La Crosse (WI) 54601
La Crosse 2 Post Office La Crosse (WI) 54601

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Onalaska , Texas City in Polk County, Texas, United States with a population of 3,167 people.

Other cities in La Crosse County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in La Crosse County , WI.

City Name Population Title
La Crosse 51,163 City in and county seat of La Crosse County, Wisconsin
North La Crosse 50,470 City in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Holmen 10,368 Village in La Crosse County, Wisconsin
West Salem 5,013 City in Wayne County, Ohio, United States of America
Shelby 4,925 Town in Wisconsin, United States
Saint Joseph 4,192 Census-designated place in La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Brice Prairie 1,887 Census designated place
Medary 1,533 Human settlement in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Rockland 984 Village in eastern La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States
Maple Grove 958 Civil town in Barron County, Wisconsin
Burns 953 Civil town in La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Bangor 644 Village in La Crosse County, Wisconsin
French Island 119 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Onalaska distances to largest Wisconsin cities