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The 2000 Census showed that La Crosse County had a population of 107,120 people. This represented 2% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, La Crosse had a population of 113,679 people. This is an increase of 6.12% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010114,638+7.02%+0.84% since 2009
2009113,679+6.12%+1.12% since 2008
2008112,419+4.95%+0.84% since 2007
2007111,488+4.08%+1.12% since 2006
2006110,248+2.92%+0.57% since 2005
2005109,620+2.33%+0.44% since 2004
2004109,137+1.88%+0.26% since 2003
2003108,852+1.62%+0.45% since 2002
2002108,368+1.17%+0.61% since 2001
2001107,716+0.56%+0.56% since 2000
2000107,120The Last Census

La Crosse County had 43,479 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that La Crosse County has a total area<3> of 479.9 square miles [1,242 km²]. Of this total, 452.7 square miles [1,172 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (5.66%) being water (27.18 square miles [70.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, La Crosse County had a population density of 236.6 people per square mile [91.4 people/km²], making it the state's 11th most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to La Crosse County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between La Crosse and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the La Crosse County QuickFact (QF-55063).

Below are some of the communities that are located in La Crosse County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
La CrosseQF-554077551,23151,818-1.13%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of La Crosse County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Houston (MN)QF-27055   SW19,24419,718-2.4%
Winona (MN)QF-27169   W49,43649,985-1.1%
JacksonQF-55053   NE19,88619,1004.12%
MonroeQF-55081   E43,76040,8997%
TrempealeauQF-55121   N27,75427,0102.75%
VernonQF-55123   SE29,32428,0564.52%

The Mississippi River runs along the western border of the county.

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Census QuickFact for La Crosse County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>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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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of La Crosse. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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