La Crosse, Wisconsin Population 2021

50,699
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La Crosse Demographics

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

  • White: 89.91%
  • Asian: 4.04%
  • Black or African American: 2.45%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of La Crosse, Wisconsin is 50,699based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,491.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 51,320.

La Crosse, Wisconsin Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021136,62230.00%
2020136,61930.00%
2019136,61630.00%
2018136,613-97-0.07%
2017136,7103260.24%
2016136,384-1-0.00%
2015136,3852450.18%
2014136,1404850.36%
2013135,6553480.26%
2012135,3071,2010.89%
2011134,1062090.16%
2010133,8970.00%

La Crosse Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,45389.91%
Asian2,0894.04%
Black or African American1,2662.45%
Two or More Races1,1942.31%
Some Other Race3660.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native2890.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.02%
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La Crosse Population By Race

La Crosse Population Pyramid 2021

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La Crosse Median Age

29.3


Total

29.4


Male

29


Female

La Crosse Adults

There are 43,999 adults, (7,137 of whom are seniors) in La Crosse.

La Crosse Age Dependency

40.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Child Dependency Ratio

La Crosse Sex Ratio

Mujer

26,691

51.66%

Masculino

24,975

48.34%

La Crosse Population by Age

La Crosse Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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La Crosse Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.9%21.1%
Mujer48.9%51.1%
All46.1%53.9%
Masculino32.9%67.1%
Non Family28.9%71.1%

46.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Crosse Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,1862.2246.1
Non Family11,9131.6328.9
Married6,5442.9878.9
Mujer1,6602.9948.9
Masculino1,0692.9232.9

2.87

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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La Crosse Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6052.04%
9th to 12th Grade1,2034.07%
High School Graduate7,78526.31%
Some College6,10020.62%
Associates Degree3,39411.47%
Bachelors Degree6,56222.18%
Graduate Degree3,93913.31%
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La Crosse Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Crosse Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26,66525,2079,732
Asian1,1621,061437
Black713646204
Hispanic50738444
2+ Races28025064
Native American23220320
Other Race1971424
Islander99

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 asian people with a rate of 37.61%.

La Crosse Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$35,414$38,707$31,933
Less Than 9th Grade$24,814$28,182$16,058
High School Graduate$29,403$30,835$25,966
Some College$31,036$35,413$27,342
Bachelors Degree$41,519$45,867$38,472
Graduate Degree$54,566$62,000$51,228

$35,414

Average Earnings

$38,707

Average Male

$31,933

Average Female

La Crosse Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Crosse Language by Age

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La Crosse Language

92.87% of La Crosse residents speak only English, while 7.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.75% of the population.

La Crosse Language

La Crosse Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White41,8009,41022.51%
Black1,19354845.93%
Multiple1,06641939.31%
Asian1,96928014.22%
Hispanic97924024.51%
Native2847125.00%
Other3305115.45%

23.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.62%

Male Poverty Rate

26.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Crosse

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Crosse is Black, with 45.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Crosse is Asian, with 14.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.38%.

La Crosse Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.07%
Some College13.77%
High School12.00%
Bachelors or Greater6.32%

La Crosse Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed58.21%
Female Unemployed53.55%
Female Employed24.11%
Male Employed12.31%

La Crosse Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Crosse Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,233$63,591
Families$65,403$86,114
Married Families$79,094$102,712
Non Families$31,847$44,505
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Income by Household Type

La Crosse Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.0%

Male Marriage Rate

29.1%

Female Marriage Rate

La Crosse Married by Age and Sex

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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

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La Crosse Marital Status

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2,688

Number of Veterans

2,442

Male Veterans

246

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam811
Second Gulf War580
First Gulf War415
Korea263
World War II134

La Crosse Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+839
55 to 64490
65 to 74476
18 to 34450
35 to 54433

La Crosse Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5876.43%
Black475.12%
Hispanic394.37%
Native American2910.03%
2+ Races254.96%

La Crosse Veterans by Race

La Crosse Veterans by Education

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9.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Crosse Veterans by Education

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66%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

La Crosse Employment by Age

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La Crosse Employment by Race

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La Crosse Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.50%

Born in La Crosse

97.16%

Native Born

2.84%

Foreign Born

0.94%

Non Citizen

1.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.16% of La Crosse residents were born in the United States, with 70.50% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

La Crosse Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202150,699-264-0.52%
202050,963-264-0.52%
201951,227-264-0.51%
201851,491-227-0.44%
201751,718-112-0.22%
201651,830-193-0.37%
201552,023-122-0.23%
201452,1452600.50%
201351,885-77-0.15%
201251,9627371.44%
201151,225-151-0.29%
201051,376-442-0.09%
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%

La Crosse Population by Year