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 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 (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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
La Grange Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 31.22 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.
Even though La Grange Park is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding 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.