La Grange is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,619 people and two constituent neighborhoods, La Grange is the 259th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, La Grange is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Grange is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in La Grange who work in maintenance occupations (15.97%), healthcare suport services (12.56%), and healthcare (11.32%).
La Grange is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in La Grange enrolled in college, La Grange has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
La Grange, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.
The percentage of adults in La Grange with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.56% of adults in La Grange have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in La Grange in 2018 was $26,404, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,616 for a family of four. However, La Grange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Grange is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call La Grange home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Grange residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in La Grange include African, German, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in La Grange is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.