La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
139,042
0.0395% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
37.7
0.533% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.1%
2.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,043
10% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$224,700
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
73,715
0.275% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN had a population of 139k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $69,043. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN declined from 139,097 to 139,042, a −0.0395% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,756 to $69,043, a 10% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.97%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%), and White (Hispanic) (0.834%).

None of the households in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN are University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2,551 degrees awarded in 2022), Western Technical College (240170) (1,316 degrees), and Viterbo University (951 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN was $224,700, and the homeownership rate was 65%.

Most people in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN was 2 cars per household.

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN borders Rochester, MN and Winona, MN.

Population & Diversity

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN is home to a population of 139k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.67% of La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN residents were born outside of the country (3.71k people).

In 2022, there were 22.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (124k people) in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.44k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    124k ± 362
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.44k ± 317
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.12k ± 659
2.11%
Hispanic Population
2.94k people

In 2022, there were 22.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (124k people) in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.44k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.11% of the people in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN are hispanic (2.94k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    138,112 ± 12,740 people
  2. India
    53,313 ± 7,980 people
  3. Somalia
    39,574 ± 5,675 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota and Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 138,112 Minnesota and Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 53,313 and Somalia with 39,574.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.67%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.71k people
2.63%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.66k people

As of 2022, 2.67% of La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN residents (3.71k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN was 2.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,635 ± 264
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,536 ± 287
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,395 ± 348

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN employs 73.7k people. The largest industries in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,982 people), Retail Trade (10,892 people), and Manufacturing (8,814 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,404), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,146), and Information ($67,446).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,089. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

73.7k
2022 Value
± 2,025
0.275%
1 Year growth
± 3.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN grew at a rate of 0.275%, from 73.5k employees to 73.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,357 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,045 people), and Management Occupations (6,722 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

73.7k
2022 Value
± 2,025
0.275%
1 Year growth
± 3.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN grew at a rate of 0.275%, from 73.5k employees to 73.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,982 people), Retail Trade (10,892 people), and Manufacturing (8,814 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, though some of these residents may live in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,439
Median earning men ± $1,529
$36,243
Median earning women ± $1,219

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($82,000), Public Administration ($61,635), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,056).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,051), Information ($50,563), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,118).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,176
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 948
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 717
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota and Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith, Ron Johnson, and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota and Wisconsin is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota and Wisconsin

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.
Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith, Ron Johnson, and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Minnesota and Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Minnesota and Wisconsin

Minnesota and Wisconsin is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota and Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN awarded 4,878 degrees. The student population of La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,620 male students and 10,061 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN are White (4,238 and 87.4%), followed by Two or More Races (166 and 3.42%), Hispanic or Latino (148 and 3.05%), and Asian (126 and 2.6%).

The largest universities in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2,551 and 52.3%), Western Technical College (240170) (1,316 and 27%), and Viterbo University (951 and 19.5%).

The most popular majors in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN are Registered Nursing (285 and 5.84%), General Biological Sciences (277 and 5.68%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (270 and 5.54%).

The median tuition costs in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN are $30,400 for private four year colleges, and $7,585 and $16,404 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 39.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 16,681 (39.7% men and 60.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 16,681 students enrolled in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, 39.7% men and 60.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,202 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 258 degrees awarded
  2. 205 degrees awarded
  3. 201 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN was General Biological Sciences with 258 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,551 degrees awarded
  2. 1,316 degrees awarded
  3. 951 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with 2,551 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,863 men were awarded degrees from institutions in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, which is 0.618 times less than the 3,015 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,238 degrees mean that there were 25.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 166 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,647) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,940) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.785% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.79% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.48M), Some college (1.99M), and Bachelors Degree (1.96M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN was $224,700 in 2022, which is 0.797 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $195,000 to $224,700, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN is 65%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN is $69,043. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

Property

$224,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,774
$37,851
Median Property Taxes
±$1,265

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65% of the housing units in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

The following map shows all of the counties in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$69,043
Median Household Income
± $2,292
58.2k
Number of Households
± 1,737

In 2022, the median household income of the 58.2k households in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN grew to $69,043 from the previous year's value of $62,756.

The following chart displays the households in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN is from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 and income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.94%)
  3. Carpooled (7.29%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.94%) and those who carpooled to work (7.29%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN (15k out of 134k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.2% of the population of La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN has health coverage, with 59.4% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see 1102 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1117 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1322 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Wisconsin see 1255 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,102 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Minnesota
1,255 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,102 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1,117 patients).

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,255 patients per year. This represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Minnesota and Wisconsin in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 25.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.75%
Uninsured
59.4%
Employer Coverage
10.6%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN grew by 3.43% from 4.59% to 4.75%.

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