La Crosse County PUMA, WI

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Population

117,582

0.0374% growth

Median Age

35.5


Median Household Income

$54,127

5.15% growth

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Number of Employees

60,047

0.437% growth

Median Property Value

$161,300

1.64% growth

About

In 2017, La Crosse County PUMA, WI had a population of 118k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $54,127. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of La Crosse County PUMA, WI grew from 117,538 to 117,582, a 0.0374% increase and its median household income grew from $51,477 to $54,127, a 5.15% increase.

The population of La Crosse County PUMA, WI is 90.3% White Alone, 4.4% Asian Alone, and 1.79% Two or More Races. 7.14% of the people in La Crosse County PUMA, WI speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2,490 degrees awarded in 2017), Western Technical College (240170) (1,641 degrees), and Viterbo University (1,088 degrees).

The median property value in La Crosse County PUMA, WI is $161,300, and the homeownership rate is 63.8%. Most people in La Crosse County PUMA, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in La Crosse County PUMA, WI is 2 cars per household.

La Crosse County PUMA, WI borders Winona City PUMA, MN and Northern Mississippi Region PUMA, WI.

Economy

The economy of La Crosse County PUMA, WI employs 60k people. The largest industries in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are Hospitals (5,261 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,300 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,295 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of physicians ($83,790), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($78,701), and Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($75,768).

Median household income in La Crosse County PUMA, WI is $54,127. Males in La Crosse County PUMA, WI have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,587. The income inequality in La Crosse County PUMA, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,127

2017 value

± $1,324

5.15%

1 Year Growth

± 3.33%

Households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI have a median annual income of $54,127, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,477 in 2016, which represents a 5.15% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$55,876

Average Male Salary

± $8,157

$44,587

Average Female Salary

± $6,891

In 2017, full-time male employees in La Crosse County PUMA, WI made 1.25 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in La Crosse County PUMA, WI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,498 ± $4,751

  2. Black

    $32,332 ± $16,655

  3. Asian

    $30,159 ± $11,501

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of La Crosse County PUMA, WI workers was White. These workers were paid 1.31 times more than Black workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in La Crosse County PUMA, WI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.445

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.23% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for La Crosse County PUMA, WI was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in La Crosse County PUMA, WI in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was Waukesha County (West) PUMA, WI with a value of $101,053, followed by Waukesha County (East) PUMA, WI and Dane County (West) PUMA, WI, with respective values of $88,812 and $83,160.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in La Crosse County PUMA, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Crosse County PUMA, WI (16.2k out of 112k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,843 ± 807

  2. Asian

    996 ± 221

  3. Hispanic

    722 ± 192

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

60k

2017 Value

0.437%

1 Year growth

± 0.437%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in La Crosse County PUMA, WI grew at a rate of 0.437%, from 59.8k employees to 60k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Crosse County PUMA, WI, are Registered nurses (1,857 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,586 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,561 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Crosse County PUMA, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of La Crosse County PUMA, WI, by number of employees, are Registered nurses (1,857 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,586 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,561 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, La Crosse County PUMA, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Railroad conductors & yardmasters (4.94 times higher than expected), Occupational therapists (3.59 times), and Dietitians & nutritionists (3.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of La Crosse County PUMA, WI, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($229,638), Insurance sales agents ($119,456), and Medical & health services managers ($118,509).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60k

2017 Value

0.437%

1 Year growth

± 0.437%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in La Crosse County PUMA, WI grew at a rate of 0.437%, from 59.8k employees to 60k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Crosse County PUMA, WI, are Hospitals (5,261 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,300 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,295 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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Most Common

The most common industries in La Crosse County PUMA, WI, by number of employees, are Hospitals (5,261 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,300 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,295 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, La Crosse County PUMA, WI has an unusually high number of Dairy product manufacturing (14 times higher than expected), Coating, engraving, heat treating & allied activities (6.69 times), and Beverage manufacturing (6.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in La Crosse County PUMA, WI, by average salary, are Offices of physicians ($83,790), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($78,701), and Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($75,768).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $41.9B

  2. $30.3B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $41.9B, followed by Machinery ($30.3B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$356B

2020 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

38.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $356B. This is expected to increase 38.5% to $493B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.3B

  2. $29.3B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.3B, followed by Minnesota with $29.3B and Michigan and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.1% of the population of La Crosse County PUMA, WI has health coverage, with 58.6% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 9.91% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of La Crosse County PUMA, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in La Crosse County PUMA, WI see 1247 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1516 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,247 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,247 patients per year. This represents a 0.565% increase from the previous year (1,240 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.93%

Uninsured

58.6%

Employer Coverage

11.1%

Medicaid

9.91%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.65%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Crosse County PUMA, WI stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 5.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in La Crosse County PUMA, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

La Crosse County PUMA, WI is home to a population of 118k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2016, 2.98% of La Crosse County PUMA, WI residents were born outside of the country (3.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of La Crosse County PUMA, WI is composed of 106k White Alone residents (90.3%), 5.18k Asian Alone residents (4.4%), 2.11k Two or More Races residents (1.79%), 2.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.79%), 1.56k Black or African American Alone residents (1.32%), 352 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.299%), 91 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0774%), and 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0247%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are Hmong (3,161 speakers), Spanish (2,660 speakers), and German (599 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was 35.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all La Crosse County PUMA, WI residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.98%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.5k people

2.91%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

3.41k people

As of 2016, 2.98% of La Crosse County PUMA, WI residents (3.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was 2.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Laos

    1,356 ± 899 people

  2. Thailand

    868 ± 721 people

  3. Pakistan

    423 ± 504 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of La Crosse County PUMA, WI was Laos, the natal country of 1,356 La Crosse County PUMA, WI residents, followed by Thailand with 868 and Pakistan with 423.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of La Crosse County PUMA, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    106k ± 76

  2. Asian Alone

    5.18k ± 217

  3. Two or More Races

    2.11k ± 345

In 2017, there were 20.5 times more White Alone residents (106k people) in La Crosse County PUMA, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.18k Asian Alone and 2.11k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in La Crosse County PUMA, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Hmong

    3,161 speakers (2.84%)

  2. Spanish

    2,660 speakers (2.39%)

  3. German

    599 speakers (0.538%)

7.14% of La Crosse County PUMA, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was Hmong. 2.84% of the overall population of La Crosse County PUMA, WI are native Hmong speakers. 2.39% speak Spanish and 0.538% speak Hmong, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,737 ± 282

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,252 ± 233

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    936 ± 180

La Crosse County PUMA, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in La Crosse County PUMA, WI awarded 5,273 degrees. The student population of La Crosse County PUMA, WI is skewed towards women, with 7,101 male students and 10,423 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are White (4,693 and 90.2%), followed by Two or More Races (139 and 2.67%), Asian (131 and 2.52%), and Hispanic or Latino (103 and 1.98%).

The largest universities in La Crosse County PUMA, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2,490 and 47.2%), Western Technical College (240170) (1,641 and 31.1%), and Viterbo University (1,088 and 20.6%).

The most popular majors in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (339 and 6.43%), General Biological Sciences (274 and 5.2%), and Registered Nursing (273 and 5.18%).

The median tuition costs in La Crosse County PUMA, WI are $26,230 for private four year colleges, and $7,585 and $16,254 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 250 degrees awarded

  2. 198 degrees awarded

  3. 196 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was General Biological Sciences with 250 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in La Crosse County PUMA, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,490 degrees awarded

  2. 1,641 degrees awarded

  3. 1,088 degrees awarded

$7,585

Median In-State Public

$26,230

Median Private

In 2017, the La Crosse County PUMA, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with 2,490 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,039

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,234

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,039 men were awarded degrees from institutions in La Crosse County PUMA, WI, which is 0.63 times less than the 3,234 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in La Crosse County PUMA, WI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,693 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    139 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    131 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in La Crosse County PUMA, WI were to White students. These 4,693 degrees mean that there were 33.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 139 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was $161,300 in 2017, which is 0.702 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $158,700 to $161,300, a 1.64% increase. The homeownership rate in La Crosse County PUMA, WI is 63.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in La Crosse County PUMA, WI have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in La Crosse County PUMA, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$161,300

2017 Median

± $2,209

$158,700

2016 Median

± $2,218

In 2017, the median property value in La Crosse County PUMA, WI grew to to $161,300 from the previous year's value of $158,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in La Crosse County PUMA, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In La Crosse County PUMA, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$54,127

Median Household Income

± $1,324

47k

Number of Households

± 1,294

In 2017, the median household income of the 47k households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI grew to $54,127 from the previous year's value of $51,477.

The following chart displays the households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in La Crosse County PUMA, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In La Crosse County PUMA, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.8%

2017 Homeownership

64.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.8% 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 64.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in La Crosse County PUMA, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Crosse County PUMA, WI have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.926% of the workforce in La Crosse County PUMA, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.28%

  3. Walked

    4.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in La Crosse County PUMA, WI was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.28%) and those who Walked (4.93%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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