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LaGrange County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War General Lafayette's French home

County Seat: Lagrange

Largest City: Lagrange (2017 population: 2,749)

Population per Square Mile: 103.54

Square Miles: 379.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,130420.6%6,484,192
Today (2017)39,303380.6%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*39,237380.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.9%10 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-34082 -976
Net International Migration948 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)499102.2%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,629289.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)9,3052823.7%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,517388.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,0593923.0%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,5345021.7%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)5,2595313.4%15.4%
Median Age31.6  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone117520.3%0.4%
Asian Alone211450.5%2.4%
Black Alone192590.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone8640.0%0.1%
White38,4483897.8%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups327520.8%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic37,6813895.9%93.0%
Hispanic1,622374.1%7.0%

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 2017 (estimate)14,78547100.0%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, 2016738260.9%83,063
Births to Teens, 201535430.6%5,876
Deaths, 2015276640.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force19,815390.6%3,320,409
Employed19,309390.6%3,203,351
Unemployed506510.4%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate2.68974.3%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate2.78677.1%3.5

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed152100.0%100.0%$30,046$4,583,500
Single-Family152100.0%74.2%$30,046$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Lagrange2,7497.0%
Shipshewana7041.8%
Topeka1,2123.1%
Wolcottville4861.2%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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