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Welcome to La Crosse ...

The city of La Crosse is located in La Crosse County<1> and is the County Seat for La Crosse County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, La Crosse has a population of 51,279 people<2> (see below for details).

La Crosse was established in 1841.

The community of La Crosse is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for La Crosse: (608)

The ZIP code for La Crosse: 54601<4>

Websites for La Crosse ...

Official Website:   www.cityoflacrosse.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lacrossechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, La Crosse had an population of 51,279 people (or a decrease of 1.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, La Crosse had a population of 51,320 people (which is 44.77% of the total population of La Crosse County). This makes La Crosse the county's most populous community.

The population of La Crosse represents 0.9% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 51,320 people, the population of La Crosse has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 51,818 people).

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

Communities Also Named La Crosse ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named La Crosse - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for La Crosse.

Communities near La Crosse ...

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

  • Holmen [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmen
    • Holmen [La Crosse County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of La Crosse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,368 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmen have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of La Crosse
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of La Crosse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,754 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<7>
  • Trempealeau [Trempealeau County]
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    • Trempealeau [Trempealeau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of La Crosse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,663 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trempealeau have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trempealeau
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Galesville [Trempealeau County]
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      • Galesville [Trempealeau County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of La Crosse
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of La Crosse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of La Crosse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<7>
    • Stoddard [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
      • Stoddard [Vernon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of La Crosse
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of La Crosse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coon Valley
    • Rockland [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [La Crosse County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of La Crosse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland

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 Crosse. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for La Crosse.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of La Crosse. 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 Crosse.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around La Crosse. Our list includes 89 papers. See our Newspapers Page for La Crosse.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Crosse ...

Looking for more information about La Crosse? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to La Crosse, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for La Crosse.

Adding La Crosse to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of La Crosse 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 Crosse was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found La Crosse on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for La Crosse: www.cityoflacrosse.org/

The official website for La Crosse County: www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including La Crosse, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for La Crosse.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Crosse - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Crosse). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether La Crosse or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 Crosse) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for La Crosse. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La CrosseOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Crosse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8173, Longitude: -91.2490    
<6>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.
<7>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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