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La Crosse, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of LaCrosse had a population of 320 as of July 1, 2020. 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 46.814 and longitude -117.8819 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of LaCrosse 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Crosse: LaCrosse, Lacrosse.

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La Crosse, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 320 (100%)
Population in Households 320 (100.0%)
Population in Families 262 (81.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 375
Diversity Index2 21
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,157
Average Household Income $74,618
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $33,626
Wealth Index5 88
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $170,833
Average Home Value $235,194
Housing Affordability Index3 188
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.22% 0.31%
Households 0.31% 0.38%
Families 0.88% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   3.03%
Owner Occupied HU   0.58%

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La Crosse, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Crosse to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 515 18th
Population Density # 461 26th
Median Household Income # 466 26th
Housing Affordability Index # 556 89th
Per Capita Income # 285 55th
Diversity Index # 566 9th

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