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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%6,633,053
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 -12,135
Net International Migration2532 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)442102.0%22,358

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 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)11,71952100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,7263231.8%19.2%
Married Without Children4,2265036.1%30.0%
Single Parents647715.5%9.8%
Living Alone2,1066918.0%28.0%

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 2015 (includes vacant units)14,08150100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,5134967.6%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$162,2006  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,2066215.7%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$51340  

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 2015 ACS)21,662510.5%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher63%92 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree9.8%88 24.1%

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 2015$34,1508181.4%41,940
Median Household Income in 201556,66215112.2%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 20158.6%8459.7%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1813.6%7966.7%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201610900.1%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,544790.2%722,928
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
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.18977.5%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work21,413100.0%$971,200100.0%$45,356
Wage and Salary14,23566.5%$562,80457.9%$39,537
Farm Proprietors2,14110.0%$84,2538.7%$39,352
Nonfarm Proprietors5,03723.5%$179,95718.5%$35,727
Farm2,37811.1%$94,2709.7%$39,643
Nonfarm19,03588.9%$876,93090.3%$46,069
Private17,56482.0%$808,76283.3%$46,047
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,2285.7%$21,2482.2%$17,303
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1120.5%$2,1790.2%$19,455
  Construction9464.4%$49,9145.1%$52,763
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information480.2%$1,8580.2%$38,708
  Manufacturing7,18533.6%$459,36047.3%$63,933
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3831.8%$13,9761.4%$36,491
  Retail Trade1,8218.5%$58,5416.0%$32,148
  Trans., Warehousing5442.5%$23,2042.4%$42,654
  Wholesale Trade8464.0%$33,2613.4%$39,316
  Other Private (not above)2,629*12.3%*$84,225*8.7%*$32,037*
Government1,4716.9%$68,1687.0%$46,341

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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