La Grange, North Carolina

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La Grange, North Carolina
Location of La Grange, North Carolina
Location of La Grange, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°18′31″N 77°47′32″W / 35.30861°N 77.79222°W / 35.30861; -77.79222Coordinates: 35°18′31″N 77°47′32″W / 35.30861°N 77.79222°W / 35.30861; -77.79222
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
Named forChâteau de la Grange-Bléneau
 • Total2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Land2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
108 ft (33 m)
 • Total2,873
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,200/sq mi (490/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)252
FIPS code37-36400[2]
GNIS feature ID0988067[3]

La Grange (often spelled LaGrange or Lagrange) is a town in Lenoir County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,873 based on the 2010 census.[4] La Grange is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region.


La Grange is located at 35°18′31″N 77°47′32″W / 35.30861°N 77.79222°W / 35.30861; -77.79222 (35.308583, -77.792118).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) of it is land and 0.44% is water.


La Grange was named for the French estate of the Marquis de Lafayette, the Château de la Grange-Bléneau.[6][7] The Herring House, La Grange Presbyterian Church, and LaGrange Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,682[1]−6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,844 people, 1,211 households, and 768 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,256.4 people per square mile (485.9/km²). There were 1,330 housing units at an average density of 587.6 per square mile (227.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 42.86% White, 55.03% African American, 0.35% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 1,211 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 19.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 33.6% 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 2.35 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,304, and the median income for a family was $38,068. Males had a median income of $26,581 versus $20,212 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,436. About 14.4% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.



La Grange is served by three Public schools which are operated by the Lenoir County Public School system. They include North Lenoir High School, E.B. Frink Middle School and La Grange Elementary School. Higher education is provided through a local branch of Lenoir Community College.


The Neuse Regional Library system is headquartered in Kinston and operates a branch in La Grange.[10]




  • The main highway in La Grange is US 70, which offers access to the North Carolina coast and I-95.
  • NC 903 is the other highway that runs through the town.

Local events[edit]

The Garden Spot Festival is a yearly event that occurs between September 7–9. The event includes live bands, food, and artistic performances.[11]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "La Grange, North Carolina - City Information, Fast Facts, Schools, Colleges, and More". Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 179.
  7. ^ La Grange, North Carolina NC, town profile (Lenoir County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
  8. ^ Southern, Michael T. "National Register Listings in North Carolina". Archived from the original on March 15, 2008. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Branch Libraries of the Neuse Regional Library System Archived March 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Garden Spot Festival - La Grange, NC[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ Top 40 Hits, Joel Whitburn, ISBN 0-8230-8280-6
  13. ^ "Sam Shepherd bio, stats, and results". Sports Reference. Retrieved May 24, 2012.

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