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 13,608 people and three constituent neighborhoods, La Grange Park is the 181st largest community in Illinois.

La Grange Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but La Grange Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

La Grange Park is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.69% 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 (14.56%), office and administrative support (13.43%), and sales jobs (11.65%).

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 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.

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 31.19 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.

The citizens of La Grange Park are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.93% of adults in La Grange Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in La Grange Park in 2010 was $39,969, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,876 for a family of four. However, La Grange Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 10.68% of the village’s residents. 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 Polish.

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