La Crosse, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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La Crosse, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of La Crosse had a population of 52,454 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Crosse: Gateway City, Lac Rosse, Lacrosse, Prairie La Crosse, Prairie la Crosse.


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La Crosse, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 52,454
Population in Households 47,289
Population in Familes 27,813
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,165
Population Density1 2,561
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 21,707
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 9,788
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 23,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,285 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,423 (49.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,392 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $128,379
Average Home Value $147,936
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,864
Average Household Income $51,905
Per Capita Income $22,111
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.25%
Households 0.21% 0.28%
Families 0.16% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

La Crosse, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Crosse to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 99th
Population Density1 # 27 97th
Diversity Index2 # 153 80th
Median Household Income # 708 9th
Per Capita Income # 619 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.