French Island, Wisconsin

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French Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 4,410 at the 2000 census. It lies on an island of a similar name, with which it is not coextensive; most of the island is part of the city of La Crosse, but all are part of the La Crosse Metropolitan Statistical Area. French Island is part of the Town of Campbell and contains all of its population, because the balance of Campbell is uninhabited.



French Island is located at 43°51′26″N 91°15′46″W / 43.85722°N 91.26278°W / 43.85722; -91.26278 (43.857215, -91.262818)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.383 square miles (6.171 km²), of which, 1.998 square miles (5.174 km²) of it is land and 0.385 square miles (0.997 km²) of it (16.16%) is water. The entire island's land area is 11.781 km² (4.5487 sq mi).


The French Island Generating Plant is located in French Island.


The La Crosse Municipal Airport occupies the northern part of French Island.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,410 people, 1,754 households, and 1,266 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,207.6 people per square mile (851.4/km²). There were 1,823 housing units at an average density of 912.6/sq mi (351.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.49% White, 0.52% African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

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