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Located in: Primarily Houston County (see below). A portion of La Crescent extends into Winona County.

Pronunciation: lah-KRES-sent   <1>

Time Zone: La Crescent lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (507)

ZIP Code: 55947<2>

Elevation: 650 feet [198.12 m] above sea level<3>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for La Crescent)


2018:<4>     4,998   (3.48% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,830   (1.89% decrease since 2000)
2000:     4,923

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<5>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within La Crescent. The point that we are using 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   43° 49' 45"
Lon:   -91° 18' 5"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<6>   La Crescent

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for La Crescent

GNIS ID:   2395562
FIPS State / Place Code:   27 / 33866

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for La Crescent)

About Houston County

The city of Caledonia is the County Seat for Houston County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Houston)


2018:     18,578   (2.36% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     19,027   (3.5% decrease since 2000)
2000:     19,718

Total Area:<7>   568 sq. miles [1,473.3 km²]   - of which 2.95% is water (16.78 sq. miles [43.5 km²])

Housing Units:<8>   8,601

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Houston

GNIS ID:   659473
FIPS State / County Code:   27 / 055

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for La Crescent)

About Minnesota

From the US Census


2018:     5,611,179   (5.79% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,303,925   (7.81% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,919,479

Websites for State of Minnesota

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Minnesota

GNIS ID:   662849
FIPS State:   27

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for La Crescent)

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<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should 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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<5>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of La Crescent, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<6>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes La Crescent.

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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of La Crescent. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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