Statewide Claims to Fame

La Crosse is 6th in Wisconsin out of 131 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

La Crosse is 7th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Income below poverty line

La Crosse is 12th in Wisconsin out of 135 other cities in Retail sales

La Crosse is 12th in Wisconsin out of 140 other cities in Current population (2012)

La Crosse is 12th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Households

La Crosse is 12th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Housing units

La Crosse is 14th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Race - Asian

La Crosse is 16th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

La Crosse is 17th in Wisconsin out of 132 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
La Crosse Rank Wisconsin US
Current population (2012) 51,647 12th 5,726,398 313,914,040
Size in square miles 20.5 28th 54,157.8 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,501.5 25th 105 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
La Crosse Rank Wisconsin US
Residents younger than 5 5.0% 122nd 6.1% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 16.2% 138th 23.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.1% 80th 14.4% 13.7%
Education Demographics
La Crosse Rank Wisconsin US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 91.7% 75th 89.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 26.5% 74th 26.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
La Crosse Rank Wisconsin US
Race - White 89.8% 108th 88.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 2.3% 38th 6.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 48th 1.1% 1.2%
Race - Asian 4.9% 14th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 45th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.1% 32nd 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.0% 114th 6.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 88.5% 96th 82.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
La Crosse Rank Wisconsin US
Female residents 52.1% 34th 50.4% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 4.1% 58th 4.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
La Crosse Rank Wisconsin US
Housing units 22,628 12th 2,634,781 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 42.3% 16th 25.4% 25.9%
Households 21,457 12th 2,279,738 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 50.8% 135th 69.1% 66.1%
Home median value $126,800 113th $169,700 $186,200
People per household 2.2 121st 2.4 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
La Crosse Rank Wisconsin US
Income per capita $21,383 126th $27,192 $27,915
Income per household $38,287 130th $52,374 $52,762
Income below poverty line 23.1% 7th 12.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
La Crosse Rank Wisconsin US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,055 17th 433,797 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,015,341 12th $72,283,321 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $19,946 44th $12,904 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $142,906 6th $9,247,311 $613,795,732

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