La Crosse, Washington

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Population in 2013: 316 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.8%
 
Males: 176  (56.0%)
Females: 140  (44.0%)
Median resident age:  52.1 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 99143.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,300 (it was $30,893 in 2000)
La Crosse:

$31,300
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,246 (it was $16,656 in 2000)

La Crosse town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,571 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
La Crosse:

$60,571
WA:

$250,800

Median gross rent in 2013: $447.

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  • Races in La Crosse, WA (2010)

    La Crosse races chart
    • 29995.5%White alone
    • 82.6%Two or more races
    • 20.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Other race alone
    • 10.3%Hispanic

Races in La Crosse detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in La Crosse: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.8%), English (19.4%), Irish (10.2%), Norwegian (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (6.8%), Scottish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1481 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 916 people per square mile   (low).

La Crosse, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in La Crosse:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Crosse town:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 21.8%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in La Crosse, Washington as of July 31, 2015.
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 2013: $804 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $564 (0.9%)

La Crosse satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (208.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

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
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.81 N, Longitude: 117.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

La Crosse household income distribution La Crosse home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+11.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Information (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Public administration (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (48%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in La Crosse: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in La Crosse, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

La Crosse-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 132% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 273.8 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from La Crosse center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 382.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 222.7 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 212.6 miles away from La Crosse center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 437.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 7, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Crosse topographic map

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

  • Washington State University (about 35 miles; Pullman, WA; Full-time enrollment: 25,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 41 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 49 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 50 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 55 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 63 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • Gonzaga University (about 64 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)

Public high school in La Crosse:

Public elementary/middle school in La Crosse:

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Notable location: Lacrosse City Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 30.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 6.91. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.91
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.1%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 93.3% 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

La Crosse compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Washington average:

11.4

La Crosse travel time to work - commute La Crosse mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,78235
Catholic3,6289
Mainline Protestant2,64420
Other2,38810
None31,334-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 ($107.59)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($117.09)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($113.92)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($85.44)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($66.46)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($63.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($53.80)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($28.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($18.99)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($12.66)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($9.49)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($6.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($3.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($22.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $241,000 ($762.66)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($18.99)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($3.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $79,000 ($250.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $39,000 ($123.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $24,000 ($75.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($75.95)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($15.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($104.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $276,000 ($873.42)
    General Support: $3,000 ($9.49)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.16)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $35,000 ($110.76)
    Property: $24,000 ($75.95)
    Public Utilities: $21,000 ($66.46)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($3.16)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.16)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $115,000 ($363.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $113,000 ($357.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($6.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $600,000 ($1898.73)

11.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.94%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($102 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spokane County, WA  1.28% ($28,048 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.17% ($24,725)
from Latah County, ID  0.86% ($41,420)


13.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.47%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.29%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spokane County, WA  1.73% ($31,121 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.49% ($27,303)
to Latah County, ID  0.92% ($31,902)

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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