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  Location of La Crescent, Minnesota
Located in the southeast corner of Minnesota,  La Crescent is nestled between the Mississippi River and the picturesque bluffs.  Rich in history and community pride, La Crescent is the "Apple Capital of Minnesota" and home to 5,114 residents.

 La Crescent (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 3,296 3,674 4,311 4,923 5,149 612 14.20
Land Area (sq. mile) 2.10 2.28 2.60 2.89 -- 0.29 11.02
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,569.52 1,611.40 1,658.08 1,705.47 -- 47.40 2.86
Housing Units 936 1,324 1,680 2,014 -- 334 19.88
Households -- 1,293 1,630 1,940 2,101 310 19.02
Persons Per Household -- 2.79 2.59 2.49 2.40 -0.10 -3.82


La Crescent is a city in Houston and Winona counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. Although the entire population lives in Houston County, the city limits extend into Winona County a slight bit. La Crescent is located directly across the Mississippi from La Crosse, Wisconsin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.7 kmē), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 kmē) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 kmē) of it (9.85%) is water. The elevation is 679 ft (207 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 4,923 people, 1,940 households, and 1,367 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,634.4 people per square mile (631.5/kmē). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 668.6/sq mi (258.3/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 97.60% White, 0.43% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 1,940 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,433, and the median income for a family was $54,708. Males had a median income of $40,316 versus $24,308 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,361. About 0.8% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

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The first building in the city of La Crescent, 1851, was a log cabin trading post built by Peter Cameron and operated by his brother, David Richardson; in 1851 Harvey and William Gillett platted a village naming it Manton, with a post office by that name beginning in 1856, with William Gillett as postmaster; the site was sold to the Kentucky Company, a real estate venture, who renamed it La Crescent. The village had a station of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad in section 3.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

La Crescent City Hall
315 Main Street
PO Box 142
La Crescent, MN
Phone: (507) 895-2595
Fax: (507) 895-8694

The Council meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 pm at City Hall.

La Crescent Minnesota City Hall
Mayor Mike Poellinger (507) 895-4356
City Administrator Bill Waller (507) 895-4409
Council Member Greg Husmann (507) 895-8911
Council Member Joy Rockwell (507) 895-8928
Council Member Dale Williams (507) 895-8075
Council Member Scott Yeiter (507) 895-8182

Post Office:
US Post Office
230 Main Street
La Crescent, MN
(507) 895-2233
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday           9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                12:00 pm

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 722-9360
Electricity Tri-County Electric Co-op (800) 432-2285
Natural Gas Minnesota Energy Resources Corp (800) 889-9508
Wastewater City of La Crescent  
Water City of La Crescent  
Cable TV TCI Cable (608) 784-9200

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Apple Growers Fruit and Tree Nut Farming 300
La Crescent School Dist #300 Elementary & Secondary Schools 193
Winona Knits Apparel Knitting Mills 118
La Crescent Health Care Center Nursing Care Facilities 100
Truss Specialists Inc Building Material & Supplies Dealers 100
Houston County Group Homes Other Residential Care Facilities 80
Ready Bus Line Company Charter Bus Industry 55
Hardee's Full-Service Restaurants 42
Bauer's Market & Nursery Lawn and Garden Equipment & Supplies Stores 35
Voss & Sons Construction Residential Building Construction 23
La Crescent St Bk Depository Credit Intermediation 19
Corky's Pizza & Ice Cream Full-Service Restaurants 15
Wieser Precast/Doric Vaults Cement & Concrete Product Manufacturing 12
Subway Full-Service Restaurants 11
Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Offices of Physicians 8


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