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La Crosse is a city in La Crosse County.

It is the county seat.

So named because French explorers saw Indian playing lacrosse here.

The latitude of La Crosse is 43.801N. The longitude is -91.239W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 51,001.


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Median household income
Local
$31,103
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our La Crosse demographic reports
La Crosse is on the Mississippi River.
Former and merged names include:
· Prairie La Crosse
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 104. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's
Local festivals include:
  • Riverfest - June 30-July 4, 2007
  • Oktoberfest Heritage Night - October 3, 2007
  • Great River Folk Festival - Aug. 24-26, 2007
  • Storytelling Festival - Sept. 21-22, 2007
  • Rail Fair - July 21, 2007
  • Great River Jazz Fest - Aug. 2-5, 2007
  • Irishfest - Aug. 10-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check La Crosse web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: La Crosse Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Great River State Trail, La Crosse River State Trail, Hixon Forest Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: Children's Museum of La Crosse, La Crosse Doll Museum, Museum of Modern Technology, Hixon House
Colleges and universities: University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse, Western Technical College, Viterbo University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 62

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Ancestry & family history

34% of La Crosse residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Crosse ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Crosse was $17,650, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of La Crosse residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in La Crosse include 10th and Cass Streets Neighborhood Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in La Crosse, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $866.


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Libraries in La Crosse include Campbell Branch, La Crosse Public Library, North Branch, South Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in La Crosse include La Crosse Tribune

TV stations in La Crosse include WHLA, WKBT, WLAX, WXOW.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WHLA., WLSU.

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La Crosse County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Crosse political report.

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The average commute time for La Crosse workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Crosse between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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La Crosse, WI

Pros: All the festivals: Oktoberfest (a big one!), Irishfest, Riverfest, Weinerfest...

Cons: Winters are SO COLD!!

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