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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  10. Health & Fitness
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La Crescent is a town in Minnesota with a population of 5,046. La Crescent is in Houston County. Living in La Crescent offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In La Crescent there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in La Crescent and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in La Crescent are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$703
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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La Crescent Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    20
    500.1
  • Theft
    419
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in La Crescent

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,952
National
$55,322

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La Crescent Reviews

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It's a small town, but there's a lot to say about it! It's a great environment to be in, with a great community atmosphere, and a beautiful scenery to go with!
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La Crescent is incredibly neighborly and welcoming. I have lived in several other towns and never been offered so much help and support. I also feel very safe and my dogs are welcomed too.
With my cities public service I would say it is great! The police are always there. The fire station is always there. The mayor has been mayor forever and cares about every resident. If someone has to be taken to the hosiptal we have to wait for the ambulance to get here but we have first responders that come quick.

With my state and government I think they are not looking at the big picture and how it is affecting the small people and businesses. People can lose their jobs and their business if they keep up with miminum wage crap. They don't realize how many homeless people there are in the United States and all they do is blame them saying it is there own fault when have the time is it not. Our government is the worst.