La Grange Park, IL
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Living in La Grange Park


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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.91% 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.

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.

One downside of living in La Grange Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.68 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.

In La Grange Park, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though La Grange Park is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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.