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La Crescent, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of La Crescent had a population of 4,669 as of July 1, 2017. La Crescent ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Crescent is located at latitude 43.8297 and longitude -91.302 in Houston County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Crescent (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.53 sq. miles. Houston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 686 feet.

The City of La Crescent (GNIS ID: 2395562) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Crescent population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Crescent: City of La Crescent, LaCrescent.

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La Crescent, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,669
Daytime Population: Workers 1,481
Daytime Population: Residents 2,103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,584
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 4,619
Population in Familes 3,852
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 1,577
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $61,205
Average Household Income $75,382
Per Capita Income $31,360


Total Housing Units 2,127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,582 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $182,576
Average Home Value $221,634


Total Households 1,952
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,363
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.47% -0.38%
Households -0.42% -0.35%
Families -0.07% -0.41%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

La Crescent, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Crescent to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 155 83rd
Population Density # 121 87th
Diversity Index # 559 38th
Median Household Income # 285 69th
Per Capita Income # 294 68th

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