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The location of La Crescent

Welcome to La Crescent ...

The city of La Crescent is primarily located in Houston County. 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).<1>

The pronunciation of La Crescent: lah-KRES-sent<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, La Crescent has a population of 4,998 people<3> (see below for details).

La Crescent is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

La Crescent lies within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for La Crescent: 55947<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, La Crescent had a population of 4,830 people (which is 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 total 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 (with a count of 4,923 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, La Crescent had an population of 4,998 people. This is an increase of 3.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.52% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near La Crescent ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Onalaska   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of La Crescent

Located in La Crosse County (WI)

Holmen   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of La Crescent

Located in La Crosse County (WI)

Town of Onalaska   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of La Crescent

Located in La Crosse County (WI)

West Salem   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of La Crescent

Located in La Crosse County (WI)

Town of Shelby   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of La Crescent

Located in La Crosse County (WI)

Town of Holland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of La Crescent

Located in La Crosse County (WI)

Caledonia   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of La Crescent

Town of Hamilton   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of La Crescent

Located in La Crosse County (WI)

Town of Greenfield   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of La Crescent

Located in La Crosse County (WI)

Town of Farmington   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of La Crescent

Located in La Crosse County (WI)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for La Crescent.

Websites for La Crescent ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around La Crescent. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around La Crescent. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Minnesota

About Houston County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for La Crescent:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for La Crescent.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Crescent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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 Crescent

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for La Crescent have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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