La Grange is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 15,978 people and six constituent neighborhoods, La Grange is the 156th largest community in Illinois.
La Grange home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but La Grange real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that La Grange has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.95% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
In addition, La Grange 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 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’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in La Grange is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In La Grange, the average commute to work is 32.81 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. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of La Grange’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In La Grange, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though La Grange is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to La Grange, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. La Grange is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.07% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in La Grange in 2018 was $62,827, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,308 for a family of four.
La Grange is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. La Grange also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.31% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Grange include Irish, German, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in La Grange is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.