La Crosse County

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La Crosse County, Wisconsin

400 N 4th St Rm 1210
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9581
Fax: (608) 785-9741
www.co.la-crosse.wi.us

On southwestern border of WI, northwest of Madison; organized Mar 1, 1851 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For the village of the same name,from the French name for an Indian game baggataway, from a resemblance they saw to their tennis game, played with a racquet that resembled a bishop's crozier or cross.

Area (sq mi):: 479.92 (land 452.74; water 27.18) Population per square mile: 240.70
Population 2005: 108,958 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 9.40% Population 2000: 107,120 (White 93.70%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 3.20%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 33.50
Income 2000: per capita $19,800; median household $39,472; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,015-$28,284
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 17.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • La Crosse County seat (50,695)
  • Onalaska (15,622)

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