|Town of LaGrange, Indiana|
LaGrange County Courthouse
Location in the state of Indiana
|• Total||1.70 sq mi (4.40 km2)|
|• Land||1.70 sq mi (4.40 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||932 ft (284 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,647|
|• Density||1,544.1/sq mi (596.2/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EST (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0437511|
LaGrange is located at (41.643476, -85.417217).
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,625 people, 1,041 households, and 637 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,544.1 inhabitants per square mile (596.2 /km2). There were 1,221 housing units at an average density of 718.2 per square mile (277.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.7% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 4.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.5% of the population.
There were 1,041 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.17.
The median age in the town was 37.7 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,919 people, 1,149 households, and 716 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,717.8 people per square mile (663.0/km²). There were 1,231 housing units at an average density of 724.4 per square mile (279.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.32% White, 0.38% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 4.69% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.89% of the population.
There were 1,149 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,054, and the median income for a family was $39,038. Males had a median income of $29,545 versus $21,946 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,865. About 4.7% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.
The LaGrange County Courthouse was designed in 1878 by Thomas J. Tolan, & Son, Architects, of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1980.
The town of LaGrange lies in the school district of Lakeland School Corporation. The local schools town residents attend are:
- Parkside Elementary
- Lakeland Middle School
- Lakeland High School
LaGrange has only two numbered state or federal highways: U.S. Route 20 and State Road 9. It is seven miles away from the Howe-LaGrange interchange of the Indiana Toll Road. It has no scheduled airline or passenger rail service.
LaGrange is within the Michiana television market.
LaGrange has a number of geocaches, wooded trails, and athletic parks, including a skate-park.
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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