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Encyclopedia > LaCrosse, WI

La Crosse is a city located in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 51,818. It is the county seat of La Crosse County6. La Crosse is in western Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River at the confluence of the Black and La Crosse Rivers. It was the site of an 18th century fur trading post. A major fish hatchery lies nearby. La Crosse is also the home of Viterbo University and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.


Across the Mississippi River from La Crosse is La Crescent, Minnesota. There are several other communities that surround La Crosse and offer many commercial venues, including Onalaska, Wisconsin and Holmen, Wisconsin.


Geography

Location of La Crosse, Wisconsin

La Crosse is located at 43°48'48" North, 91°13'59" West (43.813216, -91.233110)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 57.4 km˛ (22.2 mi˛). 52.2 km˛ (20.1 mi˛) of it is land and 5.2 km˛ (2.0 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 9.12% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 51,818 people, 21,110 households, and 10,217 families residing in the city. The population density is 993.4/km˛ (2,573.4/mi˛). There are 22,233 housing units at an average density of 426.2/km˛ (1,104.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 91.58% White, 1.56% African American, 0.51% Native American, 4.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 21,110 households out of which 22.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% are married couples living together, 9.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 51.6% are non-families. 37.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.93.


In the city the population is spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 24.4% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $31,103, and the median income for a family is $43,047. Males have a median income of $30,996 versus $22,076 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,650. 17.2% of the population and 7.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.5% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External links

  • KCLH Radio 94.7, La Crosse (http://www.classichits947.com/)
  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=43.813216&longitude=-91.23311&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=43.813216&lon=-91.23311&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-91.23311&lat=43.813216&w=750&h=500)
  • WLAX TV-25 (http://www.fox25fox48.com/)
  • KQEG TV-23 (http://upn23tv.com/)
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