A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$711
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

La Crosse Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    123
    0
  • Murder
    2
    0
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    620
    1
  • Theft
    3,289
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,725
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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La Crosse is a town between beautiful bluffs and the scenic Mississippi River. The bluffs offer many hiking and mountain biking options and the river offers sandbars, boating, kayaking/canoeing, fishing and swimming options. The town encourages a healthy lifestyle by including bike lanes on the streets and roads. There are also many trails that link to neighboring communities. The restaurant options are very diverse; some for the health and environmentally conscious to those looking for the best steak around! There many artists in the community and several of the privately owned coffee shops proudly display and sell these artists' work. I have worked in La Crosse for many years and live very nearby. It is where I plan to call home for years to come.
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La Crosse is an absolutely beautiful city on the Mississipi river, its wondrous bluffs and gorgeous scenery make it pretty nice to look at. La Crosse has a really strong sense of community and a superb health system having two hospitals open for attendance. A bountiful selection of neat community programs and downtown shopping, and speaking of downtown, the lively nightlife with many places to go to suit your entertainment desires. I will say there is a large drinking demographic, so depending on how you view drinking, other than that the crime rate is pretty low, plenty of job opportunities and more!
La Crosse, WI not only has the beautiful landscape of the bluffs and Mississippi river but the community itself is one that I have never experienced before. Prepare to say "hi" to people you don't know as you pass on the side walk. Take advantage of the numerous community activities and parades such as Oktoberfest, Granddad half marathon/ youth races, Hixon forest bike races, and many more. No matter what time of year there is always a plethora of activities to involve yourself in both outside and inside. Neighborhoods are friendly and those specifically around the campus area take pride in keeping a clean and safe environment. The night life is also a huge part of La Crosse's attractions. The La Crosse Center located down by the river is constantly bringing in big name performers and is located right next to the main down town area which has a huge variety of taverns, shops, and restaurants.