La Crosse, Wisconsin 

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Population

51,163

+1.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$40,340

Median Home Price

$196,500

Median Age

28.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.0

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Small city - Extreme southwest Wisconsin along Mississippi River and I-90, 60 miles west of Rochester, Minnesota. August, June and September are the most pleasant months in La Crosse, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Wisconsin
County: La Crosse County
Metro Area: La Crosse-Onalaska Metro Area
City: La Crosse
Zip Codes: 54601 54603
Cost of Living: -15.6% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 838 ft above sea level

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La Crosse, WI Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Attractive setting
Small-town atmosphere
Low crime rate
Cons
Recent job declines
Harsh winters
Isolation

What Bert Has To Say About La Crosse-Onalaska Metro Area

Eighteenth-century European travelers and trappers founded La Crosse as a crossing point over the Mississippi River. Today’s balanced economic base includes mixed agriculture, orchards, and dairy farms alongside businesses in manufacturing, furniture, mail-order, and food distribution.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in La Crosse is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. La Crosse jobs have increased by 0.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, La Crosse's cost of living is 15.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare La Crosse's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in La Crosse, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, La Crosse county remained strongly Democratic, 55.8% to 42.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
La Crosse's population is 51,163 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in La Crosse is Real Estate: $196,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.3%.

SCHOOLS
La Crosse public schools spend $14,755 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.4 students per teacher in La Crosse. More Education



Best Places to Live in La Crosse Rankings


Housing Market in La Crosse

It's a good time to buy in La Crosse. Home Appreciation is up 14.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in La Crosse is $196,500.
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Reviews for La Crosse   17 Reviews
Gem of the Driftless - 11/7/2021
My family recently relocated here from the west coast. This town is a hidden gem. If you like hiking, biking, festivals, nightlife and river life, you’ll love LAX. While... Read More
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Small city dump - 7/17/2021
This city sucks. First off, the people born and raised here think its great, but its a small little dump tbh. Very clicky and there nothing to do besides drinking at the... Read More

Great town to visit, not live in!!! - 12/13/2020
I have lived in La Crosse for almost 30 years. Its basically a dying town. Their is not much of a future hear unless you like fish fry's on Friday night or going to... Read More


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54601 54603

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