La Grange Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,178 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 86.02% 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 (13.01%), office and administrative support (11.38%), and sales jobs (10.60%).
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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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 is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in La Grange Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.81 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.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in La Grange Park. 58.24% 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 2018 was $49,663, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,652 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 10.41% 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.