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Town of La Crosse, Indiana
Town
Downtown buildings
Downtown buildings
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Area
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 551
 • Estimate (2012) 544
 • Density 1,039.6/sq mi (401.4/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46348
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-40662
GNIS feature ID 0449678

La Crosse is a town in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. The population was 627 in 1990, 561 in 2000, and 551 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Michigan City, Indiana-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

La Crosse is derived from the French meaning "the crossing", and it was so named from its location at the junction or crossing of five railroads. The La Crosse post office opened in 1866.

Geography

La Crosse is located at 41°19′5″N 86°53′23″W / 41.31806°N 86.88972°W / 41.31806; -86.88972 (41.317924, -86.889831).

According to the 2010 census, La Crosse has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 568
1940 574 1.1%
1950 618 7.7%
1960 632 2.3%
1970 696 10.1%
1980 713 2.4%
1990 677 −5.0%
2000 561 −17.1%
2010 551 −1.8%
Est. 2015 537 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
Panoramic View of La Crosse, Indiana, 1915, looking south from the north

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 551 people, 227 households, and 157 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,039.6 inhabitants per square mile (401.4/km2). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 458.5 per square mile (177.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.5% White, 0.2% African American, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 227 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.8% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the town was 36.4 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 561 people, 221 households, and 152 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,040.0 people per square mile (401.1/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 433.8 per square mile (167.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.86% White, 0.18% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.50% of the population.

There were 221 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,667, and the median income for a family was $50,278. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $21,513 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,962. None of the families and 1.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.4% of those over 64.

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