Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$42,005$29,253$29,829
Median household income$66,295$54,610$55,322
Median income owner occupied$90,921$69,544$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,656$31,736$35,192
Median earnings male$46,373$37,342$36,919
Median earnings female$34,695$25,818$26,250
Unemployment rate2.5%3.7%4.7%
Poverty level4.5%12.7%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Onalaska is 41% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Onalaska is 20% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Onalaska is 46% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Onalaska is 70% lower than the national average

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      $44,192 $66,295 $132,590
      $36,403 $54,610 $109,220
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Onalaska median earnings by income bracket

      Onalaska employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.5%6.5%
      Manufacturing sector22.5%22.5%
      Financial & insurance services5.4%5.4%
      Wholesale & retail services20.0%20.0%
      Public administration3.3%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.9%4.9%
      Education, health & social services16.5%16.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Brice Prairie, WI2,200$85,13953.9%
      Holmen, WI10,023$69,09724.9%
      West Salem, WI5,010$66,02719.4%
      St. Joseph, WI593$62,18812.4%
      Dakota, MN264$61,94412.0%
      Onalaska, WI18,814$66,29519.8%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Madisonville, KY18,801$43,19321.9%
      Bellwood, IL18,799$63,00613.9%
      Farmington, MO18,792$44,09320.3%
      Alsip, IL18,843$58,7686.2%
      Jacksonville, IL18,784$46,50015.9%
      Onalaska, WI18,814$66,29519.8%
      Source: The Onalaska, WI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).