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La Crosse County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 118,122 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 107,120 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 20,086
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,476
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 27,076
Renter-occupied apartments: 16,575 (it was 14,523 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

32%

Land area: 453 sq. mi.

Water area: 27.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 261 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in La Crosse County: 99.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in La Crosse County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.0%)
  • Asian alone (4.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 56,961  (48.2%)
Females: 61,161  (51.8%)
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La Crosse County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
La Crosse County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,823 ($39,472 in 1999)

This county:

$54,823
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $681 (lower quartile is $555, upper quartile is $839)
This county:

$681
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $164,500 (it was $94,400 in 2000)
La Crosse:

$164,500
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $123,100 - $229,200

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $198,041
Here:

$198,041
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $174,251
Here:

$174,251
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $219,450
Here:

$219,450
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $209,738
Here:

$209,738
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $346,387
Here:

$346,387
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $33,554
Here:

$33,554
State:

$50,465
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,268
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $489

Institutionalized population: 1,172

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 30
  • Thefts: 138
  • Auto thefts: 18

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 31
  • Thefts: 117
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 381 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2008: 261 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2009: 230 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 217 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2011: 232 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2012: 248 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2013: 266 buildings, average cost: $214,100
  • 2014: 199 buildings, average cost: $222,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,336 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,149 (2.0%)

La Crosse County household income distribution in 2009 La Crosse County home values distribution La Crosse County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.1%
La Crosse County:

14.1%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.3% for Black residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.8% for American Indian residents, 40.3% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.5 years old
(Males: 35.0 years old, Females: 35.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.0 years old, Black residents: 26.4 years old, American Indian residents: 29.6 years old, Asian residents: 26.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.1 years old, Other race residents: 25.6 years old)

Area name: La Crosse, WI-MN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in La Crosse County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $553 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $734 a month.

Cities in this county include: La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, Shelby, West Salem, French Island, Campbell, Holland, Hamilton, Brice Prairie.

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

2012 air pollution in La Crosse County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Orleans County, Vermont , Harney County, Oregon , Jones County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 12,713
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,878 (67.6% naturalized citizens)

La Crosse County:

4.1%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 753
  • 2000 to 2009: 735
  • 1990 to 1999: 718
  • 1980 to 1989: 981
  • 1970 to 1979: 347
  • Before 1970: 394
Note: State values scaled to La Crosse County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.5%

La Crosse County marital status for males La Crosse County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 30,308
  • One, attached: 3,361
  • Two: 2,098
  • 3 or 4: 2,646
  • 5 to 9: 1,810
  • 10 to 19: 2,202
  • 20 to 49: 2,825
  • 50 or more: 2,283
  • Mobile homes: 2,243

Housing units in La Crosse County with a mortgage: 18,392 (740 second mortgage, 2,221 home equity loan, 173 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,887

Here:

62.1% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for La Crosse County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,20012
Mainline Protestant20,74633
Evangelical Protestant16,84856
Other1,4989
Orthodox1001
None47,246-
La Crosse County Religion Details
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.

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%

Agriculture in La Crosse County:

Average size of farms: 201 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,987
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $124.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $44,127
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.68%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,139
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 34.22%
Corn for grain: 30581 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 198 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10587 harvested acres
Vegetables: 151 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 92 acres

Earthquake activity:

La Crosse County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 269.1 miles away from La Crosse County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 202.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 411.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 388.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 172.7 miles away from La Crosse County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 280.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to September 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4288: October 20, 2016, FEMA Id: 4288, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1719: August 26, 2007, FEMA Id: 1719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, Tornadoes, Heavy Rain And Flooding, Incident Period: June 18, 1998 to June 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1236: July 24, 1998, FEMA Id: 1236, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Hail, Flooding, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 07, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-559: July 07, 1978, FEMA Id: 559, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in La Crosse County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Laos (26%)
  • Thailand (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in La Crosse County (%):

  • German (35%)
  • Norwegian (15%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • American (5%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • European (1%)

La Crosse County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 56,056 (80.5%)
  • Carpooled: 5,688 (8.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 585 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 681 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 615 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 3,219 (4.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,779 (4.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in La Crosse County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 3,327 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,100 people in nursing homes
  • 266 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 265 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 110 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
  • 36 people in other group homes
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in halfway houses
  • 28 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 19 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in La Crosse County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 3,487 people in college/university student housing
  • 885 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 235 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 196 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 175 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
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,397.

5.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,700 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($123 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

3.08% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($16,538 average AGI)
2.35% relocated from other states ($18,038 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

2.35%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monroe County, WI  0.52% ($30,172 average AGI)
from Vernon County, WI  0.32% ($28,178)
from Houston County, MN  0.30% ($31,343)
from Dane County, WI  0.26% ($32,233)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.23% ($34,894)
from Winona County, MN  0.16% ($35,338)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.11% ($25,880)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($128 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

2.81% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($16,589 average AGI)
2.74% relocated to other states ($22,577 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

2.74%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monroe County, WI  0.38% ($32,121 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.33% ($30,530)
to Vernon County, WI  0.30% ($36,212)
to Trempealeau County, WI  0.29% ($36,864)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.21% ($40,849)
to Houston County, MN  0.20% ($40,967)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.18% ($25,238)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in La Crosse County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in La Crosse County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in La Crosse County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in La Crosse County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in La Crosse County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 16,588 (14,064 aged, 2,524 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,122 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in La Crosse County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,035)
  • Unspecified dementia (960)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (877)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (702)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (672)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (586)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (484)
  • Congestive heart failure (400)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (358)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (254)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,834
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 443
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,731

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,115
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 844
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 69
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 55.2
  • Other - 49.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 118,122
  • In family households: 85,051 (15,211 male householders, 12,596 female householders)
    21,956 spouses, 30,848 children (29,165 natural, 830 adopted, 853 stepchildren), 1,310 grandchildren, 356 brothers or sisters, 290 parents, 813 other relatives, 1,671 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27,938 (8,840 male householders (6,448 living alone)), 10,439 female householders (7,704 living alone)), 8,659 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,133

Size of family households: 13,827 2-persons, 5,550 3-persons, 5,052 4-persons, 2,359 5-persons, 537 6-persons, 482 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,152 1-person, 3,639 2-persons, 708 3-persons, 488 4-persons, 179 5-persons, 40 6-persons, 73 7-or-more-persons.

16,802 married couples with children.
5,256 single-parent households (1,597 men, 3,659 women).

92.8% of residents of La Crosse speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
3.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $537,656,000 ($4,944 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $39,032,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $232,947,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $93,127,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,361,000
Federal grants: $103,098,000
Federal procurement contracts: $72,932,000 ($27,136,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $32,191,000 ($3,169,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,769,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $271,929,000
Federal Government insurance: $96,670,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,455
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,659
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +405
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -223
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in La Crosse County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.15 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 556
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,687
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,218
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,980
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,806
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,466
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,134
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,966
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,953
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,010
Note: State values scaled to La Crosse population
Rooms in houses/apartments in La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to La Crosse County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 469
  • 4 rooms: 1,641
  • 5 rooms: 5,619
  • 6 rooms: 5,797
  • 7 rooms: 4,837
  • 8 rooms: 4,511
  • 9+ rooms: 7,346
  • 1 room: 1,324
  • 2 rooms: 1,257
  • 3 rooms: 3,663
  • 4 rooms: 4,065
  • 5 rooms: 2,923
  • 6 rooms: 1,978
  • 7 rooms: 813
  • 8 rooms: 286
  • 9+ rooms: 498
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to La Crosse County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 193
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,224
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,398
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,719
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,745
  • no bedroom: 1,406
  • 1 bedroom: 3,690
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,750
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,904
  • 4 bedrooms: 804
  • 5+ bedrooms: 253
Cars and other vehicles available in La Crosse County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to La Crosse County population
  • no vehicle: 808
  • 1 vehicle: 6,913
  • 2 vehicles: 15,332
  • 3 vehicles: 5,077
  • 4 vehicles: 1,523
  • 5+ vehicles: 626
  • no vehicle: 2,829
  • 1 vehicle: 7,830
  • 2 vehicles: 4,543
  • 3 vehicles: 725
  • 4 vehicles: 678
  • 5+ vehicles: 202

82% of La Crosse County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 179% lived in Wisconsin.

La Crosse County:

81.8%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 85,160
  • Other state: 27,535
  • Northeast: 1,777
  • Midwest: 18,777
  • South: 3,224
  • West: 3,757

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in La Crosse County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (76.3%)
  • Electricity (10.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (57.6%)
  • Utility gas (36.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,441
Here:

13.5%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 503
Here:

8.9%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,151
Here:

17.1%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

La Crosse County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,969,000
    Parks and Recreation: $357,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $183,000
    General - Other: $94,000
    Health - Other: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Libraries: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $64,898,000
    Health - Other: $13,320,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,674,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,600,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,315,000
    Regular Highways: $6,209,000
    Police Protection: $5,970,000
    General - Other: $4,821,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,448,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,880,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,514,000
    Libraries: $1,348,000
    Financial Administration: $1,247,000
    General Public Buildings: $823,000
    Parks and Recreation: $654,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $399,000
    Housing and Community Development: $244,000
    Air Transportation: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,100,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Air Transportation: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $444,000
    Central Staff Services: $375,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,561,000

La Crosse County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $26,946,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,980,000
    Housing and Community Development: $344,000
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000
    Parking Facilities: $147,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $304,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $646,000
    Highways: $575,000
    Public Welfare: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,093,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $547,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $257,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $238,000
    Sale of Property: $103,000
    Rents: $67,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $56,654,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,022,000
    Highways: $3,622,000
    All Other: $2,132,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,329,000
    Housing and Community Development: $556,000
    Education: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,097,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,221,000
    Other License: $611,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $297,000

La Crosse County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,389,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,629,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,332,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,572,000

La Crosse County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,045,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,809,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $599,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,979
  • Number of aged recipients: 263
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,716
  • Number of recipients under 18: 244
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,320
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 415
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 823
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 854
La Crosse County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

La Crosse County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full 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 ORIGINATED295$135,071886$120,6084,624$134,226325$47,11753$576,491375$133,315141$26,603
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$99,00024$155,292165$134,46724$38,9170$09$90,3332$46,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$123,14393$96,344587$138,66466$29,5302$514,50029$177,89735$20,343
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN52$121,923106$142,802793$144,57025$86,8801$112,00041$107,8545$85,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$144,33318$117,389108$145,5837$58,1430$06$81,5003$22,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED237$145,937380$155,3950$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$158,68838$175,7110$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$138,10328$175,0362$137,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$135,36427$159,1110$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$137,4001$151,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in La Crosse County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John84576.2 years
Robert70371.0 years
Mary66880.1 years
William61875.7 years
Helen51381.3 years
George48177.4 years
Joseph44077.7 years
Margaret41281.0 years
Dorothy41078.9 years
Edward40577.2 years
Most common last names in La Crosse County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson47278.4 years
Olson29979.3 years
Miller23276.3 years
Smith20777.8 years
Anderson19480.1 years
Hanson18177.7 years
Nelson16879.4 years
Peterson15677.8 years
Larson13178.6 years
Thompson13077.6 years
Businesses in La Crosse County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kroger1
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Macy's1
AmericInn1Marriott1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets12
Applebee's1Maurices1
Audi1Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's4
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Menards2
Baymont Inn1Microtel1
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity1
Blockbuster1New Balance2
Budget Car Rental1Nike5
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King5Office Depot1
Caribou Coffee1OfficeMax1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Country Buffet1
Chevrolet3Old Navy1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Olive Garden1
Cold Stone Creamery1Outback1
Comfort Inn1Outback Steakhouse1
Curves4Pac Sun1
DHL2Panda Express1
Dairy Queen3Panera Bread1
Days Hotel1Payless2
Deb1Penske1
Domino's Pizza2PetSmart1
Dressbarn1Pier 1 Imports1
Econo Lodge1Pizza Hut2
Express1Plato's Closet1
Famous Footwear1Quiznos4
Fashion Bug1RadioShack2
FedEx16Red Lobster1
Finish Line1Rue211
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
Ford2Sears2
GNC3Slumberland1
GameStop1Spencer Gifts1
Gap1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill4Starbucks1
Gymboree1Subway9
H&R Block4Super 81
Hardee's1T.G.I. Driday's1
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell3
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn2Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1True Value1
Honda1U-Haul5
Hot Topic1U.S. Cellular4
Howard Johnson1UPS23
Hyundai1Vans2
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jimmy John's1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York5Volkswagen1
Journeys1Walgreens4
Justice1Walmart2
KFC2Wendy's2
Kmart1Wet Seal1
Kohl's1YMCA2

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