La Grange is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 15,723 people and four constituent neighborhoods, La Grange is the 160th largest community in Illinois.
La Grange home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but La Grange real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
La Grange is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, La Grange is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Grange who work in management occupations (16.19%), sales jobs (13.56%), and office and administrative support (10.94%).
Also of interest is that La Grange has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, La Grange is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, La Grange is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making La Grange a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, La Grange has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, La Grange’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in La Grange is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In La Grange, the average commute to work is 31.13 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of La Grange’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Even though La Grange is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, La Grange is a pretty powerful place. 59.82% of the adults in La Grange have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in La Grange in 2010 was $46,330, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,320 for a family of four. However, La Grange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call La Grange home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Grange residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. La Grange also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.89% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Grange include German, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in La Grange is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.