La Crosse, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Crosse, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of LaCrosse had a population of 300 as of July 1, 2017. La Crosse ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Crosse is located at latitude 46.7956 and longitude -117.9186 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of LaCrosse (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The Town of LaCrosse (GNIS ID: 2412853) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of LaCrosse is located within LaCrosse Division of Whitman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Crosse population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Crosse: LaCrosse, Lacrosse.

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La Crosse, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 300
Daytime Population: Workers 172
Daytime Population: Residents 184
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 356
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 300
Population in Familes 245
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 387
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $43,893
Average Household Income $59,103
Per Capita Income $26,432


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $109,091
Average Home Value $139,706


Total Households 147
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 98
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.58% -0.13%
Households -0.55% -0.14%
Families 0.28% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.09%
Per Capita Income   5.05%

La Crosse, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Crosse to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 519 17th
Population Density # 451 28th
Diversity Index # 583 7th
Median Household Income # 488 22nd
Per Capita Income # 380 40th

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