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La Crosse County, Wisconsin
La Crosse County, Wisconsin seal
Map of Wisconsin highlighting La Crosse County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Seat La Crosse
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

480 sq mi (1,243 km²)
453 sq mi (1,173 km²)
27 sq mi (70 km²), 5.66%
 - (2010)
 - Density

236/sq mi (91/km²)

La Crosse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2010, the population was 114,638.[1] Its county seat is La Crosse.[2] The La Crosse Metropolitan Statistical Area includes all of La Crosse County and Houston County, Minnesota, to the west.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 480 square miles (1,243.2 km2), of which 453 square miles (1,173.3 km2) is land and 27 square miles (69.9 km2) (5.66%) is water.

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit


USA La Crosse County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for La Crosse County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 42,997
1910 43,996 2.3%
1920 44,355 0.8%
1930 54,455 22.8%
1940 59,653 9.5%
1950 67,587 13.3%
1960 72,465 7.2%
1970 80,468 11.0%
1980 91,056 13.2%
1990 97,904 7.5%
2000 107,120 9.4%
2010 114,638 7.0%
WI Counties 1900-1990

La Crosse County Courthouse


Interstate 90 entering Wisconsin near La Crosse

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 107,120 people, 41,599 households, and 25,583 families residing in the county. The population density was 237 people per square mile (91/km²). There were 43,479 housing units at an average density of 96 per square mile (37/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.2% White, 1.1% Black or African American, 2.41% Native American, 3.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.9% were of German, 20.3% Norwegian and 7.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.8% spoke English, 1.8% Hmong and 1.7% Spanish as their first language.

There were 41,599 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.50% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 15.60% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.

Cities, villages, and townsEdit

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Unincorporated communities Edit



Presidential Election Results
Year Democrat Republican
2008 60.94% 38,524 37.49% 23,701
2004 53.38% 33,170 45.53% 28,289
2000 51.22% 28,455 43.79% 24,327

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

Coordinates: 43°55′N 91°07′W / 43.91, -91.11

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