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Population in 2012: 318 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.3%
 

Males: 171  (53.8%)
Females: 147  (46.2%)

Median resident age:  51.8 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 99143.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,878 (it was $30,893 in 2000)
La Crosse:

$27,878
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,307

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,639 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
La Crosse:

$60,639
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $68,768; Detached houses: $82,196; Mobile homes: $29,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $519.

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  • White alone - 299 (95.5%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Crosse: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.4%), English (17.3%), Irish (11.4%), Scotch-Irish (6.5%), Scottish (6.2%), Norwegian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1481 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 922 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in La Crosse:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Crosse town:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 39.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.5%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in La Crosse, Washington as of December 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in La Crosse to the number of sex offenders is 318 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $778 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $519 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (63.4 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (216.6 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (880.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Endicott, WA (3.5 miles ), Rock Lake, WA (4.3 miles) , Washtucna, WA (4.6 miles ), Starbuck, WA (4.9 miles) , St. John, WA (4.9 miles ), Colfax, WA (5.0 miles ), Lamont, WA (5.2 miles) , Pomeroy, WA (5.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 46.81 N, Longitude: 117.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+11.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Construction (29%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Top executives (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

La Crosse-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1991 at 01:08:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.0 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 5.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/1992 at 20:01:51, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 ML, 4.1 MD, Depth: 7.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from La Crosse center
On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1998 at 07:35:32, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MD, 3.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/25/2001 at 14:15:23, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from La Crosse center
On 6/17/2004 at 09:16:42, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 MD, Depth: 22.4 mi) earthquake occurred 20.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whitman County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in La Crosse, WA

Local government website: www.geocities.com/townlacrosse

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Crosse:

  • Washington State University (about 34 miles; Pullman, WA; Full-time enrollment: 21,748)
  • University of Idaho (about 42 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 49 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 9,533)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 50 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 55 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 2,727)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 63 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)
  • Gonzaga University (about 63 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)

Public high school in La Crosse:

Public elementary/middle school in La Crosse:

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Whitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.1. This is about average.
City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.6%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 90.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.3%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in La Crosse, WA

La Crosse compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


La Crosse travel time to work - commute


La Crosse mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Crosse town (based on Whitman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.46%
Here33.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents31.0%11.0%8.5%7.8%6.6%
Congregations14.5%7.2%10.1%5.8%1.4%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents5.6%3.7%3.6%3.5%18.8%
Congregations7.2%5.8%5.8%2.9%39.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Whitman County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Whitman County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Whitman County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whitman County:

24.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.1%
State:

13.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,795
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$255
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$500
Firefighters 0$0 2$102
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,777
Water Supply 1$2,608$31,2960$0
Totals for Government 1$2,608$31,29612$4,429

La Crosse government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $34,000 ($106.92)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($116.35)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($113.21)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($84.91)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($66.04)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($62.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($53.46)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($28.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($18.87)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($12.58)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($9.43)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($6.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($3.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($22.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $241,000 ($757.86)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($18.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($3.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $79,000 ($248.43)

La Crosse government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $39,000 ($122.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $24,000 ($75.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($75.47)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($15.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($103.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $276,000 ($867.92)
    General Support: $3,000 ($9.43)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.14)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $35,000 ($110.06)
    Property: $24,000 ($75.47)
    Public Utilities: $21,000 ($66.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($3.14)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.14)

La Crosse government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $115,000 ($361.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $113,000 ($355.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($6.29)

La Crosse government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $600,000 ($1886.79)

13.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.88%
Washington average:

7.86%

1.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($489 average AGI)
Whitman County:

1.43%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spokane County, WA  1.43% ($24,961 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.20% ($24,413)
from Latah County, ID  0.83% ($30,330)


14.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.93%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.33% of residents moved to foreign countries ($344 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.33%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spokane County, WA  2.04% ($29,447 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.76% ($23,284)
to Latah County, ID  0.89% ($29,661)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Crosse:

  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOZE (950 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Crosse:

  • KZHR (92.5 FM; DAYTON, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KRAO-FM (102.5 FM; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCLK-FM (94.1 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KVAB (102.9 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMOK (106.9 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: IDA-VEND COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZZL-FM (99.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KNWV (90.5 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRLF (88.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: LIVING FAITH F/SHIP EDUC. MINISTRIES)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Dusty, 116282 Sr 26 (Lat: 46.810972 Lon: -117.683139), Type: Mast, Structure height: 53.9 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WQKQ359
    Assigned Frequencies: 11668.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/11/2009, Expiration Date: 08/11/2019, Certifier: Don Houghton
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • La Crosse, 2808 Scharpenburg Road (Lat: 46.816306 Lon: -117.845583), Type: Mast, Structure height: 44.8 m, Overall height: 47.3 m, Call Sign: WQKQ364
    Assigned Frequencies: 11178.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/11/2009, Expiration Date: 08/11/2019, Certifier: Don Houghton
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • LA CROSSE R, Snow Hill (Lat: 46.820694 Lon: -117.906028), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WLL434, Licensee ID: L00007777
    Assigned Frequencies: 2128.00 MHz, 2178.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011
    Registrant: Pioneer Telephone Company, Main Street, La Crosse, WA 99143


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