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LaGrange County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War General Lafayette's French home

County Seat: Lagrange

Largest City: Lagrange (2016 population: 2,734)

Population per Square Mile: 103.03

Square Miles: 379.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,130420.6%6,484,136
Today (2016)39,110380.6%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*39,237380.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.3%8 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1626 -10,480
Net International Migration2532 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)442102.0%22,480

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,571279.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)9,3742824.0%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)3,471408.9%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,0673923.2%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,4875121.7%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)5,1405413.1%14.9%
Median Age31.6  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone110530.3%0.4%
Asian Alone206450.5%2.2%
Black Alone183610.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone7640.0%0.1%
White38,2853897.9%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups319520.8%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic37,5373896.0%93.2%
Hispanic1,573384.0%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)11,85052100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,7113031.3%19.0%
Married Without Children4,3594936.8%30.0%
Single Parents734666.2%9.7%
Living Alone1,9937116.8%28.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)14,56147100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)14,38148100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,7054567.5%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$170,6004  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,1456314.9%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$52537  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 5,513460.5%1,110,866
Public5,513440.5%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)21,954510.5%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher64.3%92 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree11.2%84 24.6%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$33,9608678.8%43,097
Median Household Income in 201660,40213115.5%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201610.0%7571.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.6%7671.2%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201711840.2%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20171,382790.2%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,247500.5%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2015753270.9%84,008
Births to Teens, 201535430.6%5,876
Deaths, 2015276640.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force19,279390.6%3,326,893
Employed18,620390.6%3,179,806
Unemployed659520.4%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate3.48877.3%4.4
December 2017 Unemployment Rate2.09264.5%3.1

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work21,875100.0%$967,802100.0%$44,242
Wage and Salary14,48366.2%$595,11461.5%$41,091
Farm Proprietors2,1429.8%$38,2974.0%$17,879
Nonfarm Proprietors5,25024.0%$176,36418.2%$33,593
Farm2,38210.9%$47,9895.0%$20,147
Nonfarm19,49389.1%$919,81395.0%$47,187
Private18,07282.6%$851,81588.0%$47,135
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1235.1%$19,9072.1%$17,727
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1150.5%$2,2120.2%$19,235
  Construction1,0134.6%$55,3355.7%$54,625
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information450.2%$1,9650.2%$43,667
  Manufacturing7,42433.9%$486,83350.3%$65,576
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4061.9%$15,9151.6%$39,200
  Retail Trade1,9298.8%$61,8006.4%$32,037
  Trans., Warehousing5602.6%$21,3612.2%$38,145
  Wholesale Trade8974.1%$35,0313.6%$39,054
  Other Private (not above)2,302*10.5%*$75,590*7.8%*$32,837*
Government1,4216.5%$67,9987.0%$47,852

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed128100.0%100.0%$24,462$3,875,847
Single-Family128100.0%75.2%$24,462$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in LaGrange County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Lagrange2,7347.0%
Shipshewana7031.8%
Topeka1,2033.1%
Wolcottville4801.2%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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