La Crosse, WI Demographics


Population (year 2000): 51,818. Estimated population in July 2005: 50,287 (-3.0% change)
Males: 24,396 (47.1%), Females: 27,422 (52.9%)

La Crosse County

Zip codes: 54601, 54603.

Median resident age: 30.1 years
Median household income: $31,103 (year 2000)
Median house value: $85,100 (year 2000)

Races in La Crosse:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.0%)
  • Other Asian (3.8%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (41.7%), Norwegian (20.4%), Irish (14.2%), English (5.6%), Polish (5.2%), French (3.5%).

Elevation: 669 feet

Land area: 20.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in La Crosse

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Crosse city

  • Never married: 43.1%
  • Now married: 39.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

3.2% Foreign born (2.4% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

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

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in La Crosse:

  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR LACROSSE (700 WEST AVE SOUTH)
  • LA CROSSE LUTHERAN HOSPITAL (1910 SO AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near La Crosse:

  • VERNON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 148 (about 30 miles; VIROQUA, WI)
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR SPARTA HOSP (about 32 miles; SPARTA, WI)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; WINONA, MN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to La Crosse:

  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 4 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; ID: LSE)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 69 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; ID: VOK)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 74 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; ID: EAU)
Other public-use airports nearest to La Crosse:

  • HOUSTON COUNTY (about 25 miles; CALEDONIA, MN; ID: CHU)
  • VIROQUA MUNI (about 30 miles; VIROQUA, WI; ID: Y51)
  • BLAIR (about 33 miles; BLAIR, WI; ID: 5E6)
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.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in La Crosse:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (Full-time enrollment: 8,669; Location: 1725 STATE ST; Public; Website: www.uwlax.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 2,973; Location: 304 6th. St. North; Public; Website: www.western.tec.wi.us)
  • VITERBO UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 1,967; Location: 815 9th St. South; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.viterbo.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • SCIENTIFIC COLLEGE OF BEAUTY AND BARBERING (FT enrollment: 29; Location: 326 PEARL ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cosmetologycollege.com)
  • COLGAN AIR SERVICES (Location: 2709 FANTA REED RD; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near La Crosse:

  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 33 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 50 miles; DECORAH, IA; FT enrollment: 2,566)
  • NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CALMAR (about 63 miles; CALMAR, IA; FT enrollment: 2,393)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 69 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 69 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY (about 78 miles; FAYETTE, IA; FT enrollment: 3,173)

Schools

Public high schools in La Crosse:

  • CENTRAL HI (Students: 1,400; Location: 1801 LOSEY BLVD S; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LOGAN HI (Students: 1,009; Location: 1500 RANGER DR; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • LACROSSROADS CHARTER (Students: 68; Location: 1500 RANGER DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WESTERN WI TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Students: 28; Location: 304 6TH ST N; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • LA CROSSE JUVENILE DETENTION (Students: 10; Location: 300 4TH ST N; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high schools in La Crosse:

  • AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 507; Location: 315 SOUTH 11TH STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • FAITH BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 3615 SOUTH 28TH STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
  • LEADERSHIP (Students: 17; Location: GRANDVIEW CENTER 1707 MAIN ST; Grades: 7 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in La Crosse:

  • LONGFELLOW MID (Students: 637; Location: 1900 DENTON ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LOGAN MID (Students: 557; Location: 1450 AVON ST; Grades: 06 – 09)
  • HINTGEN EL (Students: 399; Location: 3505 28TH ST S; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SOUTHERN BLUFFS EL (Students: 385; Location: 4010 SUNNYSIDE DR; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SPENCE EL (Students: 381; Location: 2150 BENNETT ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NORTH WOODS EL (Students: 339; Location: 2541 SABLEWOOD RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SUMMIT EL (Students: 328; Location: 1800 LAKESHORE DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LINCOLN MID (Students: 303; Location: 510 9TH ST S; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • STATE ROAD EL (Students: 252; Location: N1821 HAGEN RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EMERSON EL (Students: 241; Location: 2101 CAMPBELL RD; Grades: PK – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in La Crosse:

  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 289; Location: 2404 KING STREET; Grades: KG – 6)
  • AQUINAS MIDDLE SCH (Students: 220; Location: 315 11TH ST S; Grades: 7 – 8)
  • ST THOMAS MORE SCHOOL – EARLY (Students: 218; Location: 2000 WESTON STREET; Grades: PK – 6)
  • HOLY TRINITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 1417 SOUTH 13TH STREET; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST JOSEPH CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 1319 FERRY STREET; Grades: PK – 6)
  • FIRST EVANG LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 520 WEST AVENUE SOUTH; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 716 WINDSOR; Grades: PK – 6)
  • MT. CALVARY-GRACE LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 126; Location: 1614 PARK AVE.; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PIUS X ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 3710 EAST AVENUE SOUTH; Grades: KG – 6)
  • IMMANUEL LUTH. SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 806 ST. PAUL ST.; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in La Crosse:

  • LA CROSSE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,680,954; Location: 800 MAIN ST.; 228,428 books; 16,047 audio materials; 6,762 video materials; 775 serial subscriptions)