The City of La Crosse had a population of 52,660 as of July 1, 2017. La Crosse ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for La Crosse is located at latitude 43.8256 and longitude -91.224 in La Crosse County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Crosse (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.48 sq. miles and a water area of 2.04 sq. miles. La Crosse County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.
The City of La Crosse (GNIS ID: 1583499) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Crosse population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for La Crosse: Gateway City, Lac Rosse, Lacrosse, Prairie La Crosse, Prairie la Crosse.
|Daytime Population: Workers||49,208|
|Daytime Population: Residents||24,663|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||73,871|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.40|
|Population in Households||47,527|
|Population in Familes||27,747|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||5,133|
|Median Household Income||$40,076|
|Average Household Income||$55,081|
|Per Capita Income||$23,403|
|Total Housing Units||23,152 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||10,063 (43.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||11,726 (50.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,363 ( 5.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$133,208|
|Average Home Value||$156,049|
|Average Household Size||2.18|
|Average Family Size||3|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.32%|
|Per Capita Income||2.69%|
The table below compares La Crosse to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 12||99th|
|Population Density||# 27||97th|
|Diversity Index||# 154||80th|
|Median Household Income||# 712||8th|
|Per Capita Income||# 630||19th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.