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

The community of La Crosse is the Seat for La Crosse County.

La Crosse County was founded in 1851.

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 last Census (which gave a population of 107,120 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, La Crosse represented 2% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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2000107,120The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in La Crosse County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for La Crosse County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
La Crosse   51,23151,8181.13% decrease  
Onalaska   17,12014,83915.37% increase  
Holmen   8,3866,20035.26% increase  
Onalaska   5,6295,2108.04% increase  
West Salem   4,8764,5407.4% increase  

Websites for La Crosse County

Official Website:   www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/

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<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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