La Crosse County, WI

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2022 Population
120,216
0.0623% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
36.6
0.826% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
3.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,731
9.41% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$226,600
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
63,682
0.342% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, La Crosse County, WI had a population of 120k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $68,731. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of La Crosse County, WI declined from 120,291 to 120,216, a −0.0623% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,817 to $68,731, a 9.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in La Crosse County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.45%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%), and White (Hispanic) (0.888%).

None of the households in La Crosse County, 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.

99.2% of the residents in La Crosse County, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in La Crosse County, 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 County, WI was $226,600, and the homeownership rate was 62.2%.

Most people in La Crosse County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in La Crosse County, WI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

La Crosse County, WI is home to a population of 120k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.88% of La Crosse County, WI residents were born outside of the country (3.46k people).

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in La Crosse County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.35k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of La Crosse County, WI residents were US citizens, which is approximately the same as the national average of N/A%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in La Crosse County, 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 County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 273
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.35k ± 312
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.51k ± 603
2.22%
Hispanic Population
2.67k people

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in La Crosse County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.35k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.22% of the people in La Crosse County, WI are hispanic (2.67k 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

2.88%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.46k people
2.83%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.41k people

As of 2022, 2.88% of La Crosse County, WI residents (3.46k 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 County, WI was 2.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,234 ± 258
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,429 ± 285
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,299 ± 351

La Crosse County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of La Crosse County, WI employs 63.7k people. The largest industries in La Crosse County, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,050 people), Retail Trade (9,478 people), and Manufacturing (7,516 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,591), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,146), and Information ($68,160).

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

63.7k
2022 Value
± 1,928
0.342%
1 Year growth
± 4.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Crosse County, WI grew at a rate of 0.342%, from 63.5k employees to 63.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Crosse County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,289 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,251 people), and Management Occupations (5,578 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Crosse County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63.7k
2022 Value
± 1,928
0.342%
1 Year growth
± 4.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Crosse County, WI grew at a rate of 0.342%, from 63.5k employees to 63.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Crosse County, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,050 people), Retail Trade (9,478 people), and Manufacturing (7,516 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of La Crosse County, WI, though some of these residents may live in La Crosse County, 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

$48,815
Median earning men ± $1,712
$35,528
Median earning women ± $1,259

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($90,133), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,700), and Public Administration ($59,474).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,363), Construction ($50,294), and Information ($49,091).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,033
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 858
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 615
    Manufacturing

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Civics

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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.

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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

Most students graduating from Universities in La Crosse County, WI 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 County, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2,551 and NaNk%), Western Technical College (240170) (1,316 and NaNk%), and Viterbo University (951 and NaNk%).

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

The median tuition costs in La Crosse County, 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

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In 2022 in La Crosse County, 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 16,681 (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 County, WI, 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 County, 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, 1,863 men were awarded degrees from institutions in La Crosse County, WI, 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, 0.697% 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 County, WI was $226,600 in 2022, which is 0.804 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $197,000 to $226,600, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in La Crosse County, WI is 62.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in La Crosse County, WI have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in La Crosse County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in La Crosse County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.66%.

Property

$226,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,686
N/A
Median Property Taxes
±N/A

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Rent vs Own

62.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.2% of the housing units in La Crosse County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.4%.

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Income by Location

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Household Income

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$68,731
Median Household Income
± $2,553
50.2k
Number of Households
± 1,671

In 2022, the median household income of the 50.2k households in La Crosse County, WI grew to $68,731 from the previous year's value of $62,817.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for La Crosse County, 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 (77.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.13%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in La Crosse County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.13%).

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Commute Time

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Crosse County, WI have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, N/A% of the workforce in La Crosse County, WI 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 County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in La Crosse County, WI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in La Crosse County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.66%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Crosse County, WI (13.6k out of 116k 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 Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in La Crosse County, WI is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.1% of the children was living in poverty in La Crosse County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 138 in La Crosse County, WI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 55.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.3% of the population of La Crosse County, WI has health coverage, with 60% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.31% 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.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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 21.6% under 18 years, 26.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.73%
Uninsured
60%
Employer Coverage
10.6%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Crosse County, WI grew by 3.38% from 4.58% to 4.73%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.3 in La Crosse County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.5% in La Crosse County, WI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.24% in La Crosse County, WI.

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