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Population in 2012: 51,647 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 

Males: 24,413  (47.3%)
Females: 27,234  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  29.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54601.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,393 (it was $31,103 in 2000)
La Crosse:

$36,393
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,827

La Crosse city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $132,294 (it was $83,200 in 2000)
La Crosse:

$132,294
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $140,477; Detached houses: $142,809; Townhouses or other attached units: $146,150; In 2-unit structures: $145,912; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $98,440; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $282,805; Mobile homes: $18,831

Median gross rent in 2012: $672.

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  • White alone - 45,721 (89.0%)
  • Asian alone - 2,465 (4.8%)
  • Black alone - 1,232 (2.4%)
  • Hispanic - 928 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 668 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 354 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 30 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Crosse: 101.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.7%), Norwegian (13.3%), Irish (12.0%), English (5.3%), Polish (4.6%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1856

Elevation: 669 feet

Land area: 20.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,565 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in La Crosse:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Crosse city:

  • Never married: 48.9%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

2,190 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  4.3%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in La Crosse, Wisconsin as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in La Crosse to the number of sex offenders is 2,246 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,229 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,333 (2.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (105.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (226.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: French Island, WI (1.8 miles ), Campbell, WI (1.9 miles ), Shelby, WI (1.9 miles ), La Crescent, MN (1.9 miles ), Medary, WI (2.0 miles ), Onalaska, WI (2.3 miles ), Barre, WI (2.6 miles ), Hokah, MN (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2003: 47 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2005: 46 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2006: 44 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2007: 39 buildings, average cost: $232,800
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2012: 26 buildings, average cost: $162,900

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Latitude: 43.81 N, Longitude: 91.23 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): God's Country

Daytime population change due to commuting: +19,988 (+38.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 20,028 (73.5%)

Area code: 608

La Crosse household income distribution La Crosse home values distribution


 

Crime rates in La Crosse by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0203110111104
per 100,000 0.03.80.05.81.92.00.02.02.02.02.00.07.7
Rapes 17111415151627151624231821
per 100,000 33.721.126.629.129.231.453.530.031.647.344.934.940.5
Robberies 23252618262025223231342538
per 100,000 45.647.949.535.050.639.349.544.063.361.066.448.573.3
Assaults 5861746878621201261571339712291
per 100,000 114.9116.9140.8132.0151.9121.7237.8251.8310.5261.9189.5236.7175.5
Burglaries 160192210216198213270305308349336313404
per 100,000 317.0367.9399.5419.4385.6418.1535.0609.6609.1687.1656.5607.2779.2
Thefts 1,6941,6841,4001,4171,2701,3481,5851,4751,4951,4121,3091,4351,501
per 100,000 3356.13226.92663.32751.32473.62646.03140.42948.12956.42780.02557.42784.02894.8
Auto thefts 1161187462706683878876787549
per 100,000 229.8226.1140.8120.4136.3129.6164.5173.9174.0149.6152.4145.594.5
Arson 8413N/A1666812532
per 100,000 15.87.724.7N/A1.911.811.912.015.823.69.85.83.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 210.0207.1185.0194.5184.7185.5247.9234.3251.1249.9227.3224.9249.1

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Crime rate in La Crosse detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 107 (89 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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La Crosse, Wisconsin accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +160 (+0.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

La Crosse-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the La Crosse city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1959, a category F3 tornado 15.9 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Crosse topographic map

Birthplace of: James Cameron (activist) - Non-fiction writer, Dan Kapanke - Wisconsin State Senator, Barbara Flynn Currie - Politician, Don Iverson - Professional golfer, Ed Konetchy - Baseball player, George Gund (philanthropist) - Banker, Damian Miller - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Oct 13, 1969), Danielle Trussoni - Memoirist, David Ackert - Film actor, Jarrod Washburn - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Angels, born: Aug 13, 1974).

Main business address for: FIRST FEDERAL CAPITAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in La Crosse:

  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - LA CROSSE (Dialysis Facility, 1900 SOUTH AVE)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MC HHS (Home Health Center, 212 S 11TH ST)
  • LA CROSSE CTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, 300 N 4TH ST)
  • LUTHERAN HOSPITAL-LA CROSSE HHA (Home Health Center, 2438 STATE ROAD)
  • RESCARE HOME CARE WISCONSIN, INC (Home Health Center, 1802 STATE RD 16)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTH MED CTR (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1910 SOUTH AVE)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN HOSPICE PROG 528 (Hospital, 811 MONITOR STREET)
  • MAYO CLINIC HLTH SYSTEM- FRANCISCAN MED CTR, INC (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 700 WEST AVENUE SOUTH)
  • BETHANY RIVERSIDE (Nursing Home, 2575 S 7TH ST)
  • BETHANY ST JOSEPH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, 2501 SHELBY RD)
  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, 3501 PARK LANE DR)
  • ST FRANCIS HOME (Nursing Home, 620 SOUTH 11TH ST)
  • ST JOSEPHS REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, 2902 E AVENUE SOUTH)

Political contributions by individuals in La Crosse, WI

Airports and heliports located in La Crosse:


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Amtrak station:

LA CROSSE (601 ST. ANDREW ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.cityoflacrosse.org

Colleges/Universities in La Crosse:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Full-time enrollment: 8,660; Location: 1725 State St; Public; Website: www.uwlax.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Western Technical College (FT enrollment: 2,278; Location: 400 Seventh St. North; Public; Website: www.westerntc.edu)
  • Viterbo University (FT enrollment: 2,076; Location: 900 Viterbo Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.viterbo.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near La Crosse:

  • Winona State University (about 27 miles; Winona, MN; Full-time enrollment: 7,637)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 29 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • Luther College (about 45 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 55 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 70 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 70 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)

Public high schools in La Crosse:

  • Central Hi (Students: 1136; Location: 1801 Losey Blvd S; Grades: 9-12)
  • LaCrossroads Charter (Students: 70; Location: 1801 Losey Blvd S; Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in La Crosse:

  • AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 352; Location: 315 11TH ST S; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • FAITH BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 58; Location: 3615 S 28TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM/LEADERSHIP (Students: 17; Location: 1707 MAIN ST; Grades: 8 - 12)
  • LEADERSHIP SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 1701 MAIN ST; Grades: 8 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in La Crosse:

Private elementary/middle schools in La Crosse:

  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 2404 KING ST; Grades: 3 - 6)
  • AQUINAS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 315 11TH ST S; Grades: 7 - 8)
  • FIRST EVANG LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 520 WEST AVE S; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THREE RIVERS SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 901 CALEDONIA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: 1319 FERRY ST; Grades: KG - 2)
  • MT CALVARY-GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 76; Location: 1614 PARK AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 806 ST PAUL ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHILEDA (Students: 59; Location: 1825 VICTORY ST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • CHILEDA (Students: 43; Location: 1825 VICTORY ST; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in La Crosse

Library in La Crosse:

  • LA CROSSE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,913,071; Location: 800 MAIN ST.; 215,054 books; 8,747 e-books; 28,663 audio materials; 19,038 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 621 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • St. John's United Church of Christ, www.stjohnslacrosse.org

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Notable locations in La Crosse: Walsh Golf Center (A), Veterans Memorial Stadium (B), Veterans Memorial Monument (C), La Crosse Country Club (D), Hillview Golf Course (E), Goosetown Monument (F), Wisconsin Regional Arts Center (G), Wing Communications Center (H), Wiltich Hall (I), Will Ott House (J), Wilder Hall (K), Whitney Center (L), White Hall (M), Western Wisconsin Technical School Library (N), Wentz Hall (O), Waterworks Building (P), Trowbridge Hall (Q), Treacy House (R), Todd Wehr Memorial Library (S), Swarthout Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Valley View Mall Shopping Center (1), Valley Square Shopping Center (2), Shelby Mall Shopping Center (3), Menard Plaza Shopping Center (4), Jackson Plaza Shopping Center (5), Bridgeview Plaza Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in La Crosse include: Asbury United Methodist Church (A), Bethany Evangelical Free Church (B), Bethel Lutheran Church (C), Bible Baptist Church (D), Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (E), Calvary Assembly of God Church (F), Central Christian Church (G), Christ Episcopal Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Campbell Cemetery (1), Gable Cemetery (2), Gate of Heaven Cemetery (3), Oak Grove Cemetery (4), Oehler Cemetery (5), Woodlawn Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: La Crosse River Marsh (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers: La Crosse River (A), Black River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in La Crosse include: Copeland Park (1), Houska Park (2), Myrick Park (3), Pettibone Park (4), Red Cloud Park (5), Central High School Athletic Fields (6), Goose Green Park (7), Grandad Bluff Park (8), Growley Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Pettibone Beach (A), Black River Public Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hixon House (Museums; 429 7th Street North) (1), Hixon House - for Tours (Museums; 429 7th Street North) (2), Franciscan Skemp Healthcare - Medical Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 700 West Avenue South) (3), Kroker George F MD (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 615 10th Street South) (4), Allergy Associates of LA Crosse Limited (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 615 10th Street South) (5), Fun City USA Indoors (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1501 Saint Andrew Street) (6), LA Crosse Convention & Visitors Bureau (410 Veterans Memorial Drive) (7), Mike's Musical Service (128 3rd Street South) (8), Onalaska Tourism Commission (800 Oak Forest Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Grandstay Residential Suites (525 Front Street North) (1), Guest House Motel (810 4th Street South) (2), EXEL Inn (2150 Rose Street) (3), Eagle Bluff Plaza Apartments (2344 State Road 16) (4), Econo Lodge (1906 Rose Street) (5), Hampton Inn La Crosse (2110 Rose Street) (6), Courtyard La Crosse (500 Front Street) (7), Stevermers (N3080 State Road 16) (8), Best Western Midway Hotel (1835 Rose Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: County Of La Crosse - Clerk Of Courts- Judge Michael J Mulroy Br 2- Courts & Court Serv (400 4th Street North) (1), County of LA Crosse - Courts & Court Services- Mediation & Family Court Sev (400 4th Street North) (2), County Of La Crosse - District Attorney- Courts & Court Services (333 Vine Street) (3), County Of La Crosse - Clerk Of Courts- Courts & Court Services (333 Vine Street) (4), County Of La Crosse - Family Court Commissioner- Courts & Court Serv (333 Vine Street) (5), County Of La Crosse - Clerk Of Courts- Judge John J Perlich Br 4- Courts & Court Serv (400 4th Street North) (6), County Of La Crosse - Clerk Of Courts- Judge Dennis G Montabon Br 3- Courts & Court Serv (400 4th Street North) (7), County Of La Crosse - Clerk Of Courts- Judge Dale Pasell Br 5- Courts & Court Serv (400 4th Street North) (8), Kohl Herb Us Senator (425 State Rm 202) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
La Crosse 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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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in La Crosse and their reported violations in the past:

LA CROSSE WATERWORKS (Address: 400 LA CROSSE ST , Population served: 53000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-20-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LA CROSSE MOBILE HOMES INC (Population served: 351, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and AUG-17-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2000)
BROOKVIEW MHP (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and AUG-17-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2000)
COULEE MANOR TRAILER PARK (Population served: 104, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2004 and MAR-08-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (NOV-18-2004), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from DEC-17-2004 to FEB-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JAN-01-2004 and MAR-08-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (FEB-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2003 and JAN-05-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2004), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-08-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and AUG-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2001)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2000 and AUG-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 71 regular monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
LAX CO GOOSE IS PK PARK OFFICE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2001), St Boil Water Order (JUL-16-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2001)
COACH LITE MOBILE VLG 2 (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2001), St Boil Water Order (SEP-12-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2001), St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2001), St Public Notif received (JAN-22-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2001), St Boil Water Order (AUG-15-2001), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and AUG-25-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2000)
GOLDEN VALLEY MOBILE HOME PK (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-1999), St Boil Water Order (JUL-15-1999), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-1999), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and AUG-17-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and JUL-25-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-1995), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-1995), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-1995)
GLEN COVE ESTATES MHP (Address: 901 Rose St , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-21-1998), St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-1998), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-1998), St Public Notif received (2 times from DEC-08-1998 to DEC-18-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in La Crosse that have no violations reported:

  • OLIVET LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PETTIBONE PARK BEACH BATHHOUSE (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PETTIBONE PARK ARTESIAN WELL (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAX CO GOOSE IS PK SHELTER 1 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAX CO SWARTHOUT LAKESIDE PK SHELTER WELL (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAX CO VETERANS MEM PK ARTESIAN (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAX CO VETERANS MEM PK SHELTER 2 (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAX CO GOOSE IS ARTESIAN WELL (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAX CO GOOSE IS PK SHELTER #4 (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MT LACROSSE (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.5%
(22.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.0% for Black residents, 44.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.7% for American Indian residents, 51.9% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  45.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

People in group quarters in La Crosse in 2010:

  • 3,487 people in college/university student housing
  • 540 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 196 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 155 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 87 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 65 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 59 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 18 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 4 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in La Crosse in 2000:

  • 3,327 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 633 people in nursing homes
  • 265 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 243 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 107 people in religious group quarters
  • 59 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 41 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 28 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 18 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

La Crosse compared to Wisconsin state average:

La Crosse, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • La Crosse Center. Capacity: 8,000.

Banks with most branches in La Crosse (2011 data):

  • Associated Bank, National Association: Lacrosse Shelby Quillins Branch, Lacrosse State Rd Branch, Lacrosse Bridgeview Branch, Lacrosse Village Branch, Lacrosse Downtown Branch. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: La Crosse - Rose Branch, La Crosse Branch, La Crosse - Highway 16 Branch. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • River Bank: La Crosse Branch at 4401 Mormon Coulee Road, branch established on 1993/09/01; La Crosse Branch at 1232 Rose Street, branch established on 2004/05/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $421.9 mil, Deposits: $366.6 mil, headquarters in Stoddard, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: River Holding Company
  • State Bank Financial: Drive-In/Walk-up Facility at Fifth And State Streets, branch established on 1978/11/21; at 401 Main Street, branch established on 1858/07/26. Info updated 2008/01/03: Bank assets: $332.1 mil, Deposits: $260.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Citizens State Bank of La Crosse: La Crosse Branch at 620 Main Street, branch established on 2005/08/16; Citizens State Bank Of La Crosse at 620 Main Street, branch established on 1907/12/09. Info updated 2011/08/26: Bank assets: $112.0 mil, Deposits: $95.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Clayton Bankshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: La Crosse Branch at 201 Main Street, Suite 100, branch established on 1965/05/08. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • The First National Bank of Bangor: St. Joseph's Ridge Branch at Route 1, branch established on 1977/07/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $203.7 mil, Deposits: $160.8 mil, headquarters in Bangor, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bosshard Banco, Ltd.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: La Crosse Branch at 305 Fifth Avenue South, branch established on 1876/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Park Bank: La Crosse Branch at 700 State Street, branch established on 1991/07/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $44.5 mil, Deposits: $36.6 mil, headquarters in Holmen, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Golden Oak Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in La Crosse, Wisconsin:

  • Radisson Hotel La Crosse, 200 Harborview Plz, La Crosse, WI 54601 , Phone: (608) 784-6680, Fax: (608) 782-6430
  • Super 8, 1625 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54603 , Phone: (608) 781-8880, Fax: (608) 781-4366
  • Settle Inn Of La Crosse, 2110 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54603 , Phone: (608) 781-5100, Fax: (608) 781-3574
  • Econo Lodge, 1906 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54603 , Phone: (608) 781-0200
  • Best Western Midway Hotel, 1835 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54603 , Phone: (608) 781-7000, Fax: (608) 781-3195
  • Days Inn Hotel, 2325 Bainbridge St, La Crosse, WI 54603 , Phone: (608) 785-0420
  • Brookstone Inn, 1830 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54603 , Phone: (800) 243-3053
  • Days Inn, 101 Sky Harbour Dr, La Crosse, WI 54603 , Phone: (608) 783-1000, Fax: (608) 783-2948
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in La Crosse, Wisconsin

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 (63%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 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 city (based on La Crosse County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.14%
Here64.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents45.9%25.2%11.7%3.4%2.2%
Congregations13.2%19.8%11.0%5.5%4.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristLutheran ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents2.2%2.2%1.4%0.8%5.0%
Congregations6.6%3.3%3.3%4.4%28.6%
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: 17
La Crosse County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
La Crosse County:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
This county:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
La Crosse County:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
La Crosse County:

26.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

13.0%

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 25$100,803$48,3853$5,037
Other Government Administration 22$98,045$53,47919$9,259
Judicial and Legal 9$37,979$50,6393$3,631
Police Protection - Officers 92$437,382$57,0500$0
Police - Other 20$74,266$44,56019$7,180
Firefighters 94$457,125$58,3560$0
Fire - Other 1$3,015$36,1800$0
Streets and Highways 52$195,678$45,1561$166
Airports 14$54,150$46,4140$0
Solid Waste Management 1$4,069$48,8280$0
Sewerage 29$106,310$43,9900$0
Parks and Recreation 37$131,268$42,573157$57,199
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$18,921$45,4100$0
Water Supply 31$106,879$41,3730$0
Transit 39$139,019$42,7757$11,451
Local Libraries 41$149,018$43,61546$45,230
Other and Unallocable 12$44,904$44,9044$1,988
Totals for Government 524$2,158,831$49,439259$141,141

La Crosse government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $13,130,000 ($254.23)
    Regular Highways: $5,481,000 ($106.12)
    Parking Facilities: $3,409,000 ($66.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $873,000 ($16.90)
    Air Transportation: $651,000 ($12.60)
    Sewerage: $380,000 ($7.36)
    Transit Utilities: $296,000 ($5.73)
    Public Welfare - Other: $184,000 ($3.56)
    General Public Buildings: $145,000 ($2.81)
    Libraries: $95,000 ($1.84)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($0.19)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,906,000 ($211.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,634,000 ($186.54)
    Regular Highways: $6,448,000 ($124.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,243,000 ($120.88)
    Sewerage: $5,944,000 ($115.09)
    Libraries: $4,551,000 ($88.12)
    Transit Utilities: $4,537,000 ($87.85)
    Water Utilities: $4,186,000 ($81.05)
    Air Transportation: $2,449,000 ($47.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,084,000 ($40.35)
    Financial Administration: $1,627,000 ($31.50)
    General - Other: $1,071,000 ($20.74)
    Central Staff Services: $1,003,000 ($19.42)
    Parking Facilities: $905,000 ($17.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $811,000 ($15.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $683,000 ($13.22)
    General Public Buildings: $565,000 ($10.94)
    Natural Resources - Other: $437,000 ($8.46)
    Health - Other: $196,000 ($3.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $182,000 ($3.52)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,701,000 ($71.66)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $1,129,000 ($21.86)
    Financial Administration: $166,000 ($3.21)
    Police Protection: $77,000 ($1.49)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $74,000 ($1.43)
    Sewerage: $67,000 ($1.30)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($0.39)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($0.27)
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000 ($0.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Financial Administration: $3,768,000 ($72.96)
    Regular Highways: $810,000 ($15.68)
    General - Other: $298,000 ($5.77)
    Sewerage: $46,000 ($0.89)
    Air Transportation: $37,000 ($0.72)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($0.14)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($0.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.02)
    Public Welfare: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $429,000 ($8.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $377,000 ($7.30)
    Regular Highways: $277,000 ($5.36)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($1.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,552,000 ($533.47)

La Crosse government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,362,000 ($103.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,790,000 ($73.38)
    Air Transportation: $2,245,000 ($43.47)
    Parking Facilities: $1,071,000 ($20.74)
    All Other: $413,000 ($8.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $393,000 ($7.61)
    Regular Highways: $154,000 ($2.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $52,000 ($1.01)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $21,000 ($0.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,736,000 ($33.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,478,000 ($28.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,137,000 ($22.01)
    Sewerage: $326,000 ($6.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,793,000 ($54.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,424,000 ($27.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $875,000 ($16.94)
    Special Assessments: $442,000 ($8.56)
    Donations From Private Sources: $386,000 ($7.47)
    Rents: $326,000 ($6.31)
    Sale of Property: $224,000 ($4.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,007,000 ($77.58)
    Transit Utilities: $564,000 ($10.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,192,000 ($294.15)
    All Other: $3,329,000 ($64.46)
    Highways: $2,439,000 ($47.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000 ($0.12)
  • Tax - Property: $28,498,000 ($551.78)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,094,000 ($21.18)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $641,000 ($12.41)
    Other License: $596,000 ($11.54)
    NEC: $442,000 ($8.56)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000 ($0.02)

La Crosse government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,150,000 ($1668.05)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,750,000 ($1369.88)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,480,000 ($435.26)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,123,000 ($137.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,080,000 ($137.08)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,383,000 ($84.86)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,740,000 ($53.05)

La Crosse government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,234,000 ($275.60)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,289,000 ($1341.59)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,861,000 ($210.29)

6.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.13%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monroe County, WI  0.49% ($28,636 average AGI)
from Vernon County, WI  0.48% ($28,318)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.34% ($31,648)


6.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,218 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($99 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monroe County, WI  0.49% ($31,581 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.47% ($26,628)
to Vernon County, WI  0.38% ($34,775)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Crosse:

  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLFN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBH (1570 AM; 1 kW; HOLMEN, WI)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in La Crosse:

  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • K201BW (88.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, ETC., MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Crosse:

  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W67CH (Channel 67; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K38CL (Channel 38; WINONA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of La Crosse fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 40
Total length: 529 meters (1,736ft)
Total costs: $16,558,000
Total average daily traffic: 528,243
Total average daily truck traffic: 24,985

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 12
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 12
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 8
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for La Crosse, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in La Crosse)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in La Crosse, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 161 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in La Crosse)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in La Crosse)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 11 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED113$111,720316$102,4771,084$113,76898$35,10329$612,370211$117,0375$37,534
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$97,3907$103,00053$109,7127$27,0860$06$80,2430$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$97,80929$72,631190$107,62227$19,1092$504,31516$119,1466$20,765
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$97,73841$113,707241$118,4629$110,6081$79,69023$92,5191$11,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$131,7108$130,98643$117,9432$14,9050$04$83,6330$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 15 tracts in La Crosse, WI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 11 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED85$115,703114$126,8680$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$98,69311$125,0790$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$112,8709$143,8301$112,610
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$134,1707$120,7610$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$123,3351$114,9400$0

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2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 139
  • Hazardous Condition: 155
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - La Crosse


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Crosse, WI

Most common first names in La Crosse, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John47176.5 years
Robert38871.7 years
William37876.1 years
Mary37679.4 years
George28077.3 years
Helen26380.2 years
Margaret23781.6 years
Joseph22478.4 years
Dorothy22079.4 years
James21472.4 years
Most common last names in La Crosse, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson25079.0 years
Olson15980.3 years
Miller15276.2 years
Smith12678.1 years
Hanson10276.6 years
Peterson10077.5 years
Anderson9580.3 years
Larson9478.1 years
Nelson8979.1 years
Erickson8873.2 years
Businesses in La Crosse, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's2
Budget Car Rental1Menards1
Burger King3New Balance2
Curves1Nike3
DHL1Pac Sun1
Dairy Queen2Panda Express1
Days Hotel1Payless1
Deb1Penske1
Domino's Pizza1Pier 1 Imports1
Econo Lodge1Pizza Hut2
Express1Quiznos2
FedEx8RadioShack2
Foot Locker1Red Lobster1
GNC2Rue211
GameStop1Sears2
Gap1Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill2Subway5
Gymboree1Super 81
H&R Block3Taco Bell2
Hardee's1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Hot Topic1U.S. Cellular1
Howard Johnson1UPS13
JCPenney1Vans3
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Walgreens4
KFC2Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kroger1Wet Seal1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Macy's1
Browse common businesses in La Crosse, WI


La Crosse on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 (54601) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #77 (54601) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gerald H. Reinke (14)
  • Joel C. Vanderzee (10)
  • Thomas D. Culp (5)
  • Robert J. Harter (5)
  • David M. Foye (5)
  • Zhijun Jia (4)
  • Dennis R. Dorman (4)
  • Jerry E. Brown (3)
  • Judith L. Hoeschler (2)
  • Justin D. Piggush (2)

Total of 99 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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