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Welcome to La Crescent ...

The city of La Crescent is primarily located in Houston County<1>. A portion of La Crescent extends into Winona County.

The location of La Crescent has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of La Crescent: lah-KRES-sent<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, La Crescent has a population of 5,042 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of La Crescent.

La Crescent is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: La Crescent lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

La Crescent is located in the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for La Crescent: 55947<6>

Websites for La Crescent ...

Official Website: www.lacrescent.govoffice.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, La Crescent had an population of 5,042 people. This is an increase of 4.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, La Crescent had a population of 4,830 people (or 25.38% of the total population of Houston County). This makes La Crescent the county's most populous community.

The population of La Crescent represents 0.09% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 148th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,830 people, the population of La Crescent decreased 1.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,923 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for La Crescent.

Communities near La Crescent ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near La Crescent.

  • Onalaska [La Crosse County]
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    • Onalaska [La Crosse County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of La Crescent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onalaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onalaska
  • Holmen [La Crosse County]
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    • Holmen [La Crosse County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of La Crescent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,368 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmen
  • West Salem [La Crosse County]
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    • West Salem [La Crosse County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of La Crescent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,013 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Salem
  • Caledonia [Houston County]
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    • Caledonia [Houston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of La Crescent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,754 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trempealeau [Trempealeau County]
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      • Trempealeau [Trempealeau County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of La Crescent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trempealeau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trempealeau
    • Galesville [Trempealeau County]
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      • Galesville [Trempealeau County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of La Crescent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesville
    • Bangor [La Crosse County]
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      • Bangor [La Crosse County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of La Crescent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor
    • Houston [Houston County]
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      • Houston [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of La Crescent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<8>
    • Stoddard [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
      • Stoddard [Vernon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of La Crescent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoddard
    • Coon Valley [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coon Valley
      • Coon Valley [Vernon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of La Crescent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coon Valley

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around La Crescent. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for La Crescent.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of La Crescent. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around La Crescent.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around La Crescent. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for La Crescent.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Crescent ...

Looking for more information about La Crescent? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for La Crescent, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for La Crescent.

Adding La Crescent to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of La Crescent in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for La Crescent was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for La Crescent on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for La Crescent: www.lacrescent.govoffice.com/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Houston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for La Crescent. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for La Crescent.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Crescent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as La Crescent). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether La Crescent or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- La Crescent) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for La Crescent. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La CrescentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Crescent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8292, Longitude: -91.3015       In this case, the coordinates for La Crescent have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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