La Grange Park, IL


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La Grange Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,483 people and three constituent neighborhoods, La Grange Park is the 181st largest community in Illinois.

La Grange Park real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although La Grange Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

La Grange Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, La Grange Park is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Grange Park who work in management occupations (15.24%), office and administrative support (12.82%), and sales jobs (10.90%).

Also of interest is that La Grange Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, La Grange Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, La Grange Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is La Grange Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In La Grange Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In La Grange Park, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though La Grange Park is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to La Grange Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. La Grange Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.24% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in La Grange Park in 2010 was $42,221, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,884 for a family of four.

La Grange Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call La Grange Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Grange Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in La Grange Park include German, Italian, Polish, and Czech.

The most common language spoken in La Grange Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.