Wisconsin Crawford County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Crawford County, Wisconsin. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Wisconsin Crawford County.

1. Library System GAYS MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 205 Main ST., Gays Mills, WI 54631
Phone Number: (608) 735-4331 Crawford 10,512 4,663

2. Central Library GAYS MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 205 Main ST., Gays Mills, WI 54631
Phone Number: (608) 735-4331 Crawford N/A N/A

3. Central Library JOSEPH W. & EMMA L. WACHUTE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 125 S. Wacouta AVE., Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821
Phone Number: (608) 326-6211 Crawford N/A N/A

4. Library System JOSEPH W. & EMMA L. WACHUTE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 125 S. Wacouta AVE., Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821
Phone Number: (608) 326-6211 Crawford 74,049 32,824

5. Library System SOLDIERS GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 102 Passive Sun DR., Solar Town Cen, Soldiers Grove, WI 54655
Phone Number: (608) 624-5815 Crawford 12,784 8,125

6. Central Library SOLDIERS GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 102 Passive Sun DR., Solar Town Cen, Soldiers Grove, WI 54655
Phone Number: (608) 624-5815 Crawford N/A N/A

Overview of Crawford County, Wisconsin

Crawford County is a county located in southwest Wisconsin. Its county seat is Prairie du Chien. It was established as a county of the Michigan Territory in 1818, and named after William H. Crawford, James Monroe’s Treasurer at the time. In 1836 it was transferred to the newly formed Wisconsin Territory as Michigan prepared for statehood.

As of July 2002, its population was estimated as 16,897, a loss of nearly 350 people from the 2000 census figure of 17,243.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,552 km² (599 mi²). 1,483 km² (573 mi²) of it is land and 69 km² (27 mi²) (4.43%) of it is water, including 77 lakes.

Three rivers run through the county:

  • The Kickapoo River, nicknamed”the crookedest river in Wisconsin” was carved out by glacial run-off. It is considered one of the best Class 1 paddling rivers in the Midwest.
  • The Wisconsin Riverborders the count’s southern edge. Although it is the busiest river in the state, it’s run within the county is tranquil, with high bluff escarpments and sandy islands.
  • The Mississippi River, serves as the county’s western border. The steep limestonecliffs are interspersed with bluffs and prairies.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 17,243 people, 6,677 households, and 4,613 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (30/mi²). There are 8,480 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.31% White, 1.35% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,677 households out of which 31.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% are married couples living together, 8.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% are non-families. 26.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 102.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.30 males.

Cities and towns

  • Bell Center
  • Bridgeport
  • Clayton
  • Eastman (town)
  • Eastman
  • Ferryville
  • Freeman
  • Gays Mills
  • Haney
  • Lynxville
  • Marietta
  • Mount Sterling
  • Prairie du Chien (town)
  • Prairie du Chien
  • Scott
  • Seneca
  • Soldiers Grove
  • Steuben
  • Utica
  • Wauzeka (town)
  • Wauzeka