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La Crosse, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of La Crosse, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°31′55″N 99°18′31″W / 38.53194°N 99.30861°W / 38.53194; -99.30861
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rush
 - Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,057 ft (627 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,376
 - Density 1,351.8/sq mi (521.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 67548, 67553
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-37500[1]
GNIS feature ID 0475488[2]

La Crosse is a city in Rush County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,376 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Rush County[3]. It has been referred to as "The Barbed Wire Capital of the World"[4] and is home to the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum.[5]



La Crosse is located at 38°31′55″N 99°18′31″W / 38.53194°N 99.30861°W / 38.53194; -99.30861 (38.532014, -99.308614)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,376 people, 585 households, and 367 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,351.8 people per square mile (520.9/km²). There were 720 housing units at an average density of 707.4/sq mi (272.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.33% White, 0.22% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 585 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,435, and the median income for a family was $39,118. Males had a median income of $26,118 versus $20,600 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,264. About 7.1% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ ePodunk
  5. ^ Barbed Wire Museum Site
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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