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 13,433 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 (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 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.33 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in La Grange Park. 51.24% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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 Irish, 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.