La Crosse, Wisconsin Population 2020

51,367

La Crosse is a city located in Wisconsin. With a 2020 population of 51,367, it is the 12th largest city in Wisconsin and the 771st largest city in the United States. La Crosse is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually but its population has increased by 0.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 51,320 in 2010. La Crosse reached it's highest population of 52,148 in 2014. Spanning over 24 miles, La Crosse has a population density of 2,366 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Crosse is $59,461 with a poverty rate of 23.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $782 per month, and the median house value is $136,400. The median age in La Crosse is 28.8 years, 28.6 years for males, and 29.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males.

La Crosse Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of La Crosse was:

  • White: 90.10%
  • Asian: 3.90%
  • Black or African American: 2.46%
  • Two or more races: 2.43%
  • Other race: 0.70%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of La Crosse, Wisconsin is 51,367, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,567.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 51,320.

La Crosse, Wisconsin Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020136,868300.02%
2019136,838300.02%
2018136,808300.02%
2017136,7783510.26%
2016136,427200.01%
2015136,4072620.19%
2014136,1454860.36%
2013135,6593540.26%
2012135,3051,2060.89%
2011134,0991970.15%
2010133,9020.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,72990.10%
Asian2,0233.90%
Black or African American1,2752.46%
Two or More Races1,2592.43%
Some Other Race3630.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native2160.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%

La Crosse Population Pyramid 2020

La Crosse Median Age

28.8


Total

28.6


Male

29.1


Female

La Crosse Adults

There are 44,360 adults, (7,028 of whom are seniors) in La Crosse.

La Crosse Age Dependency

38.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Child Dependency Ratio

La Crosse Sex Ratio

Female

26,887

51.84%

Male

24,979

48.16%

La Crosse Households and Families

La Crosse Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

La Crosse Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
Female49.3%50.7%
All46%54%
Male35.2%64.8%
Non Family28%72%

46.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,3142.2146
Non Family11,8831.6428
Married6,5522.9279.4
Female1,9092.8749.3
Male9703.1135.2

2.81

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

9.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

La Crosse Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5601.91%
9th to 12th Grade1,3784.70%
High School Graduate7,46125.45%
Some College6,20221.15%
Associates Degree3,73812.75%
Bachelors Degree6,26621.37%
Graduate Degree3,71712.68%

La Crosse Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,58024,9509,357
Asian1,080997346
Black648587194
Hispanic53243825
Multiple Races32028159
Other Race223130
Native American1611302
Islander11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.20%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,981$37,112$30,902
Less Than High School$25,000$29,808$18,000
High School Grad$26,136$27,192$25,236
Some College$30,425$34,580$27,101
Bachelors Degree$41,553$45,978$38,363
Graduate Degree$53,300$59,944$50,665

$33,981

Average Earnings

$37,112

Average Male

$30,902

Average Female

La Crosse Language

La Crosse Language by Age

La Crosse Language

91.97% of La Crosse residents speak only English, while 8.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.25% of the population.

La Crosse Poverty

La Crosse Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White42,0469,41822.40%
Black1,18952844.41%
Asian1,94450726.08%
Multiple1,08436233.39%
Hispanic91032135.27%
Other3365014.88%
Native1954221.54%

23.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.29%

Male Poverty Rate

26.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Crosse

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Crosse is Black, with 44.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Crosse is Other, with 14.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.84%
Some College12.32%
High School11.88%
Bachelors or Greater6.12%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed56.31%
Female Unemployed54.31%
Female Employed24.05%
Male Employed14.49%

La Crosse Income

La Crosse Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,516$59,461
Families$64,193$82,689
Married Families$78,177-
Non Families$30,468$39,249

La Crosse Marital Status

La Crosse Marital Status

Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.9%

Male Marriage Rate

28.7%

Female Marriage Rate

La Crosse Married by Age and Sex

La Crosse Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

La Crosse Marital Status by Race

La Crosse Veterans

2,801

Number of Veterans

2,551

Male Veterans

250

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam947
Second Gulf War575
First Gulf War405
Korea273
World War II132
Age Group Veterans
75+828
55 to 64621
65 to 74501
18 to 34461
35 to 54390
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6766.60%
Black535.92%
Hispanic364.00%
2 or More304.59%
Indian2612.04%
Asian160.94%

$La Crosse Veterans by Education

11.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Crosse Employment Status

66.7%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

La Crosse Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.25%

Born in Wisconsin

97.13%

Native Born

2.87%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.13% of La Crosse residents were born in the United States, with 70.25% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202051,367-100-0.19%
201951,467-100-0.19%
201851,567-184-0.36%
201751,751-100-0.19%
201651,851-185-0.36%
201552,036-112-0.21%
201452,1482570.50%
201351,891-75-0.14%
201251,9667381.44%
201151,228-153-0.30%
201051,381-437-0.08%
200051,8188150.16%
199051,0032,6560.54%
198048,347-1,939-0.39%
197050,2862,7110.56%
196047,575400.01%
195047,5354,8281.08%
194042,7073,0930.75%
193039,6149,1932.68%
192030,42140.00%
191030,4171,5220.51%
190028,8953,8051.42%
189025,09010,5855.63%
188014,5056,7206.42%
18707,7853,9257.27%
18603,8600.00%