La Grange Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,178 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 a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (13.01%), office and administrative support (11.38%), and sales jobs (10.60%).
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.
In addition, La Grange Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.
One downside of living in La Grange Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In La Grange Park, the average commute to work is 31.81 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 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.
If knowledge is power, La Grange Park is a pretty powerful place. 58.24% of the adults in La Grange Park 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 Park in 2018 was $49,663, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,652 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. La Grange Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.41% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Grange Park include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in La Grange Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.