La Crosse, Indiana

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La Crosse, Indiana

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High Points

La Crosse strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 2% trophy La Crosse Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 12% La Crosse People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of La Crosse, Indiana

Comparing La Crosse to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 8
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 5 7
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Short Commute Times 3 2
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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La Crosse Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles SE of Gary, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County La Porte
Standard Zip Codes 46348
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.31
Longitude -86.88

La Crosse Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station LA PORTE
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
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La Crosse Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 561 100%
Male 265 47.2%
Female 296 52.8%
Under 18 151 26.9%
18+ 410 73.1%
65+ 83 14.8%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.1
White 549 97.9%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 2.5%

Estimated La Crosse Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 561
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

La Crosse Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 47.5%
Irish 10.9%
Polish 10.1%
English 9.9%
Dutch 7.5%
US/American 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Danish 1.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Russian 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
Greek 0.5%
Romanian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
La Crosse 561 $50,278
Knox 3,721 $35,615
Kouts 1,698 $50,819
North Judson 1,675 $39,792
Valparaiso 27,428 $60,637
Wanatah 1,013 $54,554
Wheatfield 772 $43,750

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La Crosse High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 84 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.1

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