La Crescent, Minnesota

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La Crescent, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% La Crescent Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% La Crescent College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% La Crescent People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% La Crescent Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% La Crescent Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% La Crescent Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% La Crescent Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of La Crescent, Minnesota

Comparing La Crescent to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 6 5
Age of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 6 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3


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

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La Crescent Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Houston
Metro Area La Crosse
Standard Zip Codes 55947
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.828
Longitude -91.303

La Crescent Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station GENOA DAM 8
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
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La Crescent Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,923 100%
Male 2,371 48.2%
Female 2,552 51.8%
Under 18 1,343 27.3%
18+ 3,580 72.7%
65+ 778 15.8%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.02
White 4,805 97.6%
African-American 21 0.4%
Asian 43 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 46 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 36 0.7%

Estimated La Crescent Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,095
Growth 172
Growth % 3.5%

La Crescent 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 41.2%
Norwegian 27.2%
Irish 8.3%
Polish 6%
English 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
US/American 2.4%
Czech 1.2%
Scottish 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Italian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
European 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, La Crescent, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dresbach (55947)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
La Crescent 4,923 $54,708
Brownsville 517 $51,875
Caledonia 2,965 $45,679
Dakota 329 $53,929
Hokah 614 $36,000
Houston 1,020 $38,462
Rushford 1,696 $45,375

La Crescent Public Libraries

La Crescent Public Library
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(507) 895-4047
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La Crescent High Schools (2004)

Serves 996 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

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