Holmen, Wisconsin

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Holmen is a village in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States. The 2008 population estimate was 8,487. It is part of the La Crosse Metropolitan Area.

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Geography

Holmen contains many wooded areas, hills, and bluffs, typical of the Driftless Area, or "Coulee Region," as local residents call it. The Mississippi River passes just to the southwest of the village.

Holmen is located at 43°57′19″N 91°15′33″W / 43.95528°N 91.25917°W / 43.95528; -91.25917 (43.955330, -91.259132)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), all of it land.

History

Holmen was incorporated as a village on May 7, 1946.[4] It grew at a steady pace until the 1980s, when more rapid growth began. As of 2007, Holmen was among the fastest-growing municipalities in the state, and the Holmen School District had become second largest in attendance to La Crosse within southwestern Wisconsin.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,200 people, 2,258 households, and 1,698 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,944.9 people per square mile (750.4/km²). There were 2,377 housing units at an average density of 745.7/sq mi (287.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.31% White, 0.31% African American, 0.32% Native American, 3.19% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

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