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La Crosse, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of La Crosse had a population of 1,226 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for La Crosse is located at latitude 38.5319 and longitude -99.3094 in Rush County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Crosse (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rush County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,057 feet.

The City of La Crosse (GNIS ID: 2395563) 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.

The City of La Crosse is located within Township of La Crosse-Brookdale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rush 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Crosse: Lacross, Rock Castle.

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La Crosse, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,226
Population in Households 1,160
Population in Familes 883
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 1,173
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 553
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 330
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 402 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $66,908
Average Home Value $77,182


Median Household Income $38,557
Average Household Income $48,946
Per Capita Income $22,219
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.44% -0.71%
Households -1.45% -0.7%
Families -0.94% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

La Crosse, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Crosse to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 175 74th
Population Density1 # 201 70th
Diversity Index2 # 479 28th
Median Household Income # 562 16th
Per Capita Income # 515 23rd

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