La Crosse County PUMA, WI

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
120,216
0.0623% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.6
0.826% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
3.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,731
9.41% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$226,600
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
61,119
1.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, La Crosse County PUMA, WI had a population of 120k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $68,731. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of La Crosse County PUMA, WI declined from 120,291 to 120,216, a −0.0623% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,817 to $68,731, a 9.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.45%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%), and White (Hispanic) (0.888%).

5.47% of the households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2,551 degrees awarded in 2022), Western Technical College (240170) (1,316 degrees), and Viterbo University (951 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was $226,600, and the homeownership rate was 62.2%.

Most people in La Crosse County PUMA, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

La Crosse County PUMA, WI is home to a population of 120k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.88% of La Crosse County PUMA, WI residents were born outside of the country (3.46k people).

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in La Crosse County PUMA, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.35k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are Hmong (2,413 households), Spanish (1,940 households), and German (370 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
60,743
Women
50.5%
59,638
Men
49.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 120,381 inhabitants, with 49.5% men, and 50.5% women.

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Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of La Crosse County PUMA, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in La Crosse County PUMA, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 273
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.35k ± 312
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.51k ± 603
2.22%
Hispanic Population
2.67k people

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in La Crosse County PUMA, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.35k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.22% of the people in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are hispanic (2.67k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Laos
    751 ± 671 people
  2. Thailand
    482 ± 538 people
  3. China
    267 ± 401 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of La Crosse County PUMA, WI was Laos, the natal country of 751 La Crosse County PUMA, WI residents, followed by Thailand with 482 and China with 267.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.88%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.46k people
2.83%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.41k people

As of 2022, 2.88% of La Crosse County PUMA, WI residents (3.46k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was 2.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Hmong
    2,413 households (2.11%)
  2. Spanish
    1,940 households (1.7%)
  3. German
    370 households (0.323%)

5.47% of the households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was Hmong. 2.11% of the households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI reported speaking Hmong at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,234 ± 258
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,429 ± 285
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,299 ± 351

La Crosse County PUMA, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of La Crosse County PUMA, WI employs 61.1k people. The largest industries in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are Restaurants & Food Services (5,070 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,961 people), and Construction (3,274 people), and the highest paying industries are Wired telecommunications carriers ($196,868), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($177,944), and Offices of physicians ($173,294).

Males in La Crosse County PUMA, WI have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,885. The income inequality in La Crosse County PUMA, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
29,188
Women
50.3%
28,784
Men
49.7%

The workforce of La Crosse County PUMA, WI in 2020 was 57,972 people, with 50.3% woman, and 49.7% men.

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Occupations

61.1k
2022 Value
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 1.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Crosse County PUMA, WI grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 60.2k employees to 61.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Crosse County PUMA, WI, are Customer service representatives (1,764 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,424 people), and Registered nurses (1,404 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Crosse County PUMA, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

61.1k
2022 Value
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 1.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Crosse County PUMA, WI grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 60.2k employees to 61.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Crosse County PUMA, WI, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,070 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,961 people), and Construction (3,274 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of La Crosse County PUMA, WI, though some of these residents may live in La Crosse County PUMA, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,815
Median earning men ± $1,712
$35,528
Median earning women ± $1,259

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($90,133), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,700), and Public Administration ($59,474).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,363), Construction ($50,294), and Information ($49,091).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in La Crosse County PUMA, WI awarded 4,878 degrees. The student population of La Crosse County PUMA, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,620 male students and 10,061 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are White (4,238 and 87.4%), followed by Two or More Races (166 and 3.42%), Hispanic or Latino (148 and 3.05%), and Asian (126 and 2.6%).

The largest universities in La Crosse County PUMA, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2,551 and 52.3%), Western Technical College (240170) (1,316 and 27%), and Viterbo University (951 and 19.5%).

The most popular majors in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are Registered Nursing (285 and 5.84%), General Biological Sciences (277 and 5.68%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (270 and 5.54%).

The median tuition costs in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are $30,400 for private four year colleges, and $7,585 and $16,404 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in La Crosse County PUMA, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 39.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 16,681 (39.7% men and 60.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 16,681 students enrolled in La Crosse County PUMA, WI, 39.7% men and 60.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,202 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 258 degrees awarded
  2. 205 degrees awarded
  3. 201 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was General Biological Sciences with 258 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,551 degrees awarded
  2. 1,316 degrees awarded
  3. 951 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with 2,551 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,863 men were awarded degrees from institutions in La Crosse County PUMA, WI, which is 0.618 times less than the 3,015 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,238 degrees mean that there were 25.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 166 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,647) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,940) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.166% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.229% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of La Crosse County PUMA, WI in 2022 were Some college (27.7k), High School or Equivalent (23.5k), and Bachelors Degree (20.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was $226,600 in 2022, which is 0.804 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $197,000 to $226,600, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in La Crosse County PUMA, WI is 62.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in La Crosse County PUMA, WI have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in La Crosse County PUMA, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in La Crosse County PUMA, WI is $68,731. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was Waukesha County--West and South Cities, Towns and Villages PUMA, WI with a value of $113,767, followed by Waukesha County--Brookfield, New Berlin, Menomonee Falls, Muskego, Elm Grove & Butler PUMA, WI and Dane County--Cities of Fitchburg & Verona and other near-S/SW/W/NW suburban MCDs PUMA, WI, with respective values of $105,433 and $101,066.

Property

$226,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,686
$31,198
Median Property Taxes
±$1,191

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Rent vs Own

62.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.2% of the housing units in La Crosse County PUMA, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was Waukesha County--West and South Cities, Towns and Villages PUMA, WI with a value of $113,767, followed by Waukesha County--Brookfield, New Berlin, Menomonee Falls, Muskego, Elm Grove & Butler PUMA, WI and Dane County--Cities of Fitchburg & Verona and other near-S/SW/W/NW suburban MCDs PUMA, WI, with respective values of $105,433 and $101,066.

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Household Income

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$68,731
Median Household Income
± $2,553
50.2k
Number of Households
± 1,671

In 2022, the median household income of the 50.2k households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI grew to $68,731 from the previous year's value of $62,817.

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Wage Distribution

0.479
2022 Wage GINI in La Crosse County PUMA, WI
0.469
2021 Wage GINI in La Crosse County PUMA, WI

In 2022, the income inequality in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.28% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for La Crosse County PUMA, WI was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in La Crosse County PUMA, WI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.13%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in La Crosse County PUMA, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.13%).

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Commute Time

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Crosse County PUMA, WI have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in La Crosse County PUMA, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Crosse County PUMA, WI (13.6k out of 116k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in La Crosse County PUMA, WI is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.3% of the population of La Crosse County PUMA, WI has health coverage, with 60% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see 1255 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,255 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,255 patients per year. This represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 26.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.73%
Uninsured
60%
Employer Coverage
10.6%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Crosse County PUMA, WI grew by 3.38% from 4.58% to 4.73%.

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