La Grange Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,475 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.
La Grange Park is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, La Grange Park is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Grange Park who work in management occupations (13.09%), sales jobs (11.36%), and office and administrative support (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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 31.68 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in La Grange Park. 61.57% 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 2018 was $49,794, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,176 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 11.35% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Grange Park include German, Irish, 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.