La Crosse, WI

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2022 Population
52,043
0.88% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
30
2.04% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21%
4.79% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,836
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$183,300
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
27,957
0.771% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, La Crosse, WI had a population of 52k people with a median age of 30 and a median household income of $51,836. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of La Crosse, WI declined from 52,505 to 52,043, a −0.88% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,067 to $51,836, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in La Crosse, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.12%), and White (Hispanic) (0.963%).

None of the households in La Crosse, WI 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.

99.1% of the residents in La Crosse, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in La Crosse, WI 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, WI was $183,300, and the homeownership rate was 46.3%.

Most people in La Crosse, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in La Crosse, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

La Crosse, WI is home to a population of 52k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.6% of La Crosse, WI residents were born outside of the country (1.35k people).

In 2022, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46k people) in La Crosse, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.09k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of La Crosse, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in La Crosse, WI 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, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46k ± 640
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.09k ± 447
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.52k ± 384
2.39%
Hispanic Population
1.24k people

In 2022, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46k people) in La Crosse, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.09k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.39% of the people in La Crosse, WI are hispanic (1.24k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people
2.49%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.31k people

As of 2022, 2.6% of La Crosse, WI residents (1.35k 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, WI was 2.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    784 ± 179
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    547 ± 177
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    528 ± 266

La Crosse, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of La Crosse, WI employs 28k people. The largest industries in La Crosse, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,675 people), Retail Trade (3,934 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,399 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($67,689), Public Administration ($56,035), and Finance & Insurance ($44,500).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28k
2022 Value
± 1,318
0.771%
1 Year growth
± 6.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Crosse, WI grew at a rate of 0.771%, from 27.7k employees to 28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Crosse, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,039 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,968 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,711 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Crosse, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28k
2022 Value
± 1,318
0.771%
1 Year growth
± 6.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Crosse, WI grew at a rate of 0.771%, from 27.7k employees to 28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Crosse, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,675 people), Retail Trade (3,934 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,399 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of La Crosse, WI, though some of these residents may live in La Crosse, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,556
Median earning men ± $2,875
$27,935
Median earning women ± $2,162

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($68,977), Public Administration ($57,888), and Wholesale Trade ($55,685).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($65,139), Public Administration ($55,536), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,942).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

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

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing 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 Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 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 Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in La Crosse, WI awarded 4,818 degrees. The student population of La Crosse, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,616 male students and 9,986 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in La Crosse, WI are White (4,190 and 87.5%), followed by Two or More Races (165 and 3.45%), Hispanic or Latino (147 and 3.07%), and Asian (124 and 2.59%).

The largest universities in La Crosse, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2,551 and 52.9%), Western Technical College (240170) (1,316 and 27.3%), and Viterbo University (951 and 19.7%).

The most popular majors in La Crosse, WI are Registered Nursing (285 and 5.92%), General Biological Sciences (277 and 5.75%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (270 and 5.6%).

The median tuition costs in La Crosse, WI 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
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In 2022 in La Crosse, WI, 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 16,602 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 16,602 students enrolled in La Crosse, WI, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,141 records, of which 60.6% were women and 39.4% 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, WI was General Biological Sciences with 258 degrees awarded.

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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, 1,858 men were awarded degrees from institutions in La Crosse, WI, which is 0.628 times less than the 2,960 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 4,190 degrees mean that there were 25.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 165 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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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% 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 (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Crosse, WI was $183,300 in 2022, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $161,200 to $183,300, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in La Crosse, WI is 46.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in La Crosse, WI have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in La Crosse, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in La Crosse, WI is $51,836. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in La Crosse, WI was Census Tract 106 with a value of $96,094, followed by Census Tract 102.02 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $90,077 and $80,908.

Property

$183,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,028
$10,491
Median Property Taxes
±$675

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Rent vs Own

46.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 46.3% of the housing units in La Crosse, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106
  2. Census Tract 102.02
  3. Census Tract 7

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Crosse, WI was Census Tract 106 with a value of $96,094, followed by Census Tract 102.02 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $90,077 and $80,908.

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

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Household Income

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$51,836
Median Household Income
± $2,722
22.7k
Number of Households
± 1,168

In 2022, the median household income of the 22.7k households in La Crosse, WI grew to $51,836 from the previous year's value of $47,067.

The following chart displays the households in La Crosse, WI 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, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. 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. In other words, 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 (70.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.65%)
  3. Walked (8.42%)

In 2022, 70.8% of workers in La Crosse, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.65%) and those who walked to work (8.42%).

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Crosse, WI have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in La Crosse, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Crosse, WI (10.1k out of 47.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in La Crosse, WI is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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

94.9% of the population of La Crosse, WI has health coverage, with 57.5% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in La Crosse County, WI see 690 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.83% decrease from the previous year (725 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1049 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 290 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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690 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in La Crosse County, WI

Primary care physicians in La Crosse County, WI see an average of 690 patients per year. This represents a 4.83% decrease from the previous year (725 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.8% under 18 years, 39.1% between 18 and 34 years, 27.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.14%
Uninsured
57.5%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.23%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Crosse, WI declined by 6.15% from 5.47% to 5.14%.

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