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 13,296 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.

Unlike some villages, La Grange Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in La Grange Park are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (13.75%), office and administrative support (11.61%), and teaching (10.28%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making La Grange Park 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 Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, La Grange Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In La Grange Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.22 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.

Despite being a small village, La Grange Park has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, La Grange Park is a pretty powerful place. 56.42% 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 2010 was $45,513, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,052 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 12.58% 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.