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La Crosse County, Wisconsin

La Crosse County, Wisconsin
La Crosse County Administration Building
Seal of La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Seal
Map of Wisconsin highlighting La Crosse County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Seat La Crosse
Largest city La Crosse
Area
 • Total 480 sq mi (1,243 km2)
 • Land 452 sq mi (1,171 km2)
 • Water 28 sq mi (73 km2), 5.9%
Population
 • (2010) 114,638
 • Density 255/sq mi (98/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.wi.la-crosse.cowww

La Crosse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 114,638.[1] The 2014 estimate places the county's population at 118,011.[2] Its county seat is La Crosse.[3]

La Crosse County is included in the La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN La Crosse Metropolitan Statistical Area and is the largest populated county on Wisconsin's western border.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Government 3
  • Politics 4
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Villages 5.2
    • Towns 5.3
    • Census-designated places 5.4
    • Unincorporated communities 5.5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 480 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 452 square miles (1,170 km2) is land and 28 square miles (73 km2) (5.9%) is water.[4]

Looking east the welcome sign for La Crosse County, Wisconsin while entering Wisconsin on Interstate 90.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for La Crosse County

According to 2011–2013 ACS estimates, the median household income was $51,551 and the median family income was $67,388. Males had a median income of $41,437 versus $34,854 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,065. About 9.1% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.[10]

As of the census of 2010,[11] there were 114,638 people, 46,137 households, and 27,373 families residing in the county. The population density was 255 people per square mile (91/km²). There were 46,137 housing units at an average density of 96 per square mile (37/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.1% White, 1.4% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.6% 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. 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.

Government

Politics

La Crosse County voted for the Democratic nominee in each presidential election since 1988.[15] In 2014, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ranked La Crosse County as one of Wisconsin's top performing Democratic counties.[16]

Presidential Election Results
2012-1988
Year Democratic Republican
2012 57.80% 36,632 40.57% 25,711
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
1996 51.04% 23,647 35.08% 16,482
1992 43.07% 22,838 36.01% 18,891
1988 50.04% 22,204 48.09% 21,548

Communities

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/population-estimates-show-winners-losers-in-coulee-region/article_b00049ee-2f09-5878-85ab-4a6b17b6f0ef.html
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_13_1YR_DP03&prodType=table
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  12. ^ http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_67d9067c-b3f1-11e0-9209-001cc4c03286.html
  13. ^ http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/CoDirctry/2SupervDist.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/departments/admin%20coord/
  15. ^ http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/countyclerk/Election/2012.htm
  16. ^ http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/284675921.html

External links

  • La Crosse County
  • La Crosse County Health and Demographic Data
  • Biographical History of La Crosse, Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties, Wisconsin.

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