La Crosse County, Wisconsin
|La Crosse County, Wisconsin|
La Crosse County Administration Building
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
|Largest city||La Crosse|
|• Total||480 sq mi (1,243 km2)|
|• Land||452 sq mi (1,171 km2)|
|• Water||28 sq mi (73 km2), 5.9%|
|• Density||255/sq mi (98/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
La Crosse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 114,638. The 2017 estimate places the county's population at 118,274. Its county seat is La Crosse.
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.
- KLSE - La Crosse Regional Airport
- Trempealeau County - northwest
- Jackson County - northeast
- Monroe County - east
- Vernon County - south
- Houston County, Minnesota - southwest
- Winona County, Minnesota - west
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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.
As of the census of 2010, 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.
- County Chair: Tara Johnson (non-partisan)
- District Attorney: Tim Gruenke (D)
- Sheriff: Steve Helgeson (R)
- County Clerk: Ginny Dankmeyer (D)
- County Treasurer: Shawn Handland (D)
- Register of Deeds: Cheryl McBride (R)
- Board of Supervisors: (35 members)
- County Administrator: Steve O'Malley
La Crosse County voted for the Democratic nominee in each presidential election since 1988.[not in citation given] In 2014, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ranked La Crosse County as one of Wisconsin's most Democratic counties.
- Brice Prairie, part of the Town of Onalaska and an urban reserve area of the City of Onalaska
- French Island
- St. Joseph
- Ed Gein - grave robber who inspired Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in La Crosse County, Wisconsin
- Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge
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- La Crosse County
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