Brice Prairie, Wisconsin

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Brice Prairie is a census-designated place (CDP) in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,804 at the 2000 census.

It is also an urban reserve area of the city of Onalaska as noted in that municipality's Smart Growth Comprehensive Plan.



Brice Prairie is named after pioneer farmers Alexander and Lucy Brice, who settled there in 1855. Alexander was a United States veteran of the War of 1812.[3]


Brice Prairie is located at 43°56′24″N 91°18′37″W / 43.94°N 91.31028°W / 43.94; -91.31028 (43.939909, -91.310356)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²), all of it land.

Brice Prairie borders Lake Onalaska and the Black River to the south and west. Halfway Creek empties into Lake Onalaska at the southeastern corner of Brice Prairie. This CDP also borders the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, La Crosse District.

Historically, the area has been divided into Lower Brice Prairie and Upper Brice Prairie.

Brice Prairie is part of the Town of Onalaska.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 1,804 people, 654 households, and 516 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 398.0 people per square mile (153.8/km²). There are 691 housing units at an average density of 152.4/sq mi (58.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 96.29% White, 0.28% African American, 1.50% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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