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 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 254/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] Its county seat is La Crosse.[2]

La Crosse County is included in the La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN La Crosse Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

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. 2012 116,461 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census of 2000,[8] 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. 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[edit]

Politics[edit]

La Crosse County voted for the Democratic nominee in each presidential election since 1988.[12]

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[edit]

Cities, villages, and towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  9. ^ http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_67d9067c-b3f1-11e0-9209-001cc4c03286.html
  10. ^ http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/CoDirctry/2SupervDist.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/departments/admin%20coord/
  12. ^ http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/countyclerk/Election/2012.htm

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