La Crosse County, Wisconsin

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La Crosse County, Wisconsin
LaCrosseCountyCourthouse.jpg
La Crosse County Administration Building
Seal of La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Seal
Map of Wisconsin highlighting La Crosse County
Location in the U.S. 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 www.co.la-crosse.wi.us

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 2015 estimate places the county's population at 118,212.[2] Its county seat is La Crosse.[3]

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

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

Airport

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for La Crosse County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 12,186
1870 20,297 66.6%
1880 27,073 33.4%
1890 38,801 43.3%
1900 42,997 10.8%
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%
Est. 2016 118,122 [5] 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2014[1]

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 Elections Results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 41.4% 26,378 50.9% 32,406 7.7% 4,890
2012 40.6% 25,751 57.8% 36,693 1.6% 1,018
2008 37.5% 23,701 60.9% 38,524 1.6% 993
2004 45.5% 28,289 53.4% 33,170 1.1% 677
2000 43.8% 24,327 51.2% 28,455 5.0% 2,777
1996 35.8% 16,482 51.4% 23,647 12.8% 5,872
1992 36.1% 18,891 43.7% 22,838 20.2% 10,544
1988 48.9% 21,548 50.4% 22,204 0.7% 314
1984 58.8% 25,721 40.6% 17,787 0.6% 261
1980 51.7% 23,427 38.2% 17,304 10.1% 4,554
1976 58.1% 24,188 40.0% 16,674 1.9% 797
1972 63.3% 21,992 35.0% 12,152 1.7% 602
1968 55.8% 17,433 37.0% 11,570 7.2% 2,264
1964 44.1% 13,135 55.8% 16,625 0.1% 43
1960 56.1% 18,319 43.8% 14,310 0.1% 36
1956 61.7% 18,264 38.0% 11,258 0.3% 100
1952 61.9% 19,271 37.9% 11,808 0.2% 53
1948 45.3% 10,525 53.1% 12,345 1.7% 390
1944 50.9% 12,784 48.8% 12,247 0.3% 72
1940 50.9% 13,711 48.6% 13,079 0.5% 134
1936 33.1% 7,558 63.3% 14,455 3.6% 827
1932 36.9% 7,686 62.1% 12,919 1.0% 200
1928 55.8% 11,321 43.7% 8,877 0.5% 97
1924 32.5% 5,733 7.1% 1,252 60.4% 10,662
1920 74.0% 10,067 19.0% 2,588 7.0% 956
1916 44.4% 3,597 50.9% 4,123 4.8% 386
1912 28.3% 2,272 53.1% 4,263 18.7% 1,498
1908 50.2% 4,382 46.4% 4,054 3.5% 301
1904 61.8% 5,506 34.7% 3,089 3.6% 320
1900 58.2% 5,324 39.5% 3,609 2.3% 208
1896 64.6% 6,297 31.4% 3,058 4.1% 396
1892 42.9% 3,693 44.2% 3,810 12.9% 1,110

Communities

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-17. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  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
  17. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  18. ^ "Ed Gein". biography.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 

Further reading

  • Biographical History of La Crosse, Monroe and Juneau Counties, Wisconsin. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1892.
  • Biographical History of La Crosse, Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties, Wisconsin. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1892.
  • History of La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1881.
  • Bryant, Benjamin F. (ed.). Memoirs of La Crosse County. Madison, Wis.: Western Historical Association, 1907.
  • Wisconsin Jubilee: Proceedings of the Celebration by the County and City of La Crosse on Wisconsin having achieved fifty years of statehood. La Crosse, Wis.: Republican and Leader Print, 1898.

External links

  • La Crosse County
  • La Crosse County Health and Demographic Data
  • La Crosse County map from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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

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