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.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, La Grange Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.34%), sales jobs (12.32%), and office and administrative support (11.57%).
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 30.68 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.
The education level of La Grange Park ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in La Grange Park, 48.29% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in La Grange Park in 2010 was $39,585, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,340 for a family of four. However, La Grange Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 12.67% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Grange Park include German, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in La Grange Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.