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LaGrange County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War General Lafayette's French home

County Seat: Lagrange

Largest City: Lagrange (2021 population: 2,780)

Population per Square Mile: 106.75

Square Miles: 379.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,131420.6%6,484,050
Today (2021)40,524370.6%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*41,105380.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today9.1%8 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-39489 14,280
Net International Migration649 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)395657.1%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,636279.1%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)9,2512823.1%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)3,739349.3%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,0754022.6%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,6245021.5%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)5,7945214.4%16.5%
Median Age32.0  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone120550.3%0.4%
Asian Alone179520.4%2.7%
Black Alone220610.5%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10620.0%0.1%
White39,2503897.8%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups340560.8%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic38,3703895.6%92.6%
Hispanic1,749374.4%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)12,54751100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,5553128.3%18.3%
Married Without Children4,7094437.5%29.8%
Single Parents864596.9%9.3%
Living Alone2,1697317.3%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)14,99344100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)14,92347100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,5964371.0%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$194,6005  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,9516913.1%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$58035  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 5,117480.5%1,112,460
Public5,117460.5%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)23,129460.5%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher61.1%92 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree11.5%90 27.2%

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 2020$45,1155886.9%51,926
Median Household Income in 201970,74610122.8%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20197.5%8463.0%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.3%7674.8%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202122530.3%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20211,429760.2%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,201560.4%507,739

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, 2019739270.9%80,859
Births to Teens, 201731400.6%5,152
Deaths, 2019293610.4%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force20,421370.6%3,321,548
Employed20,017360.6%3,203,166
Unemployed404570.3%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.09255.6%3.6
May 2022 Unemployment Rate1.79168.0%2.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work21,478100.0%$1,150,066100.0%$53,546
Wage and Salary14,19566.1%$677,52258.9%$47,730
Farm Proprietors2,0049.3%$89,7887.8%$44,804
Nonfarm Proprietors5,27924.6%$208,35718.1%$39,469
Farm2,27010.6%$99,4508.6%$43,811
Nonfarm19,20889.4%$1,050,61691.4%$54,697
Private17,84183.1%$976,88684.9%$54,755
  Accommodation, Food Serv.9114.2%$17,6111.5%$19,332
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1040.5%$1,0340.1%$9,942
  Construction1,3286.2%$84,5747.4%$63,685
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information370.2%$2,9020.3%$78,432
  Manufacturing7,09433.0%$513,00744.6%$72,316
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4202.0%$18,4751.6%$43,988
  Retail Trade1,9729.2%$72,7116.3%$36,872
  Trans., Warehousing5902.7%$35,7723.1%$60,631
  Wholesale Trade8954.2%$49,3784.3%$55,171
  Other Private (not above)2,225*10.4%*$89,079*7.7%*$40,036*
Government1,3676.4%$73,7306.4%$53,936

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed138100.0%100.0%$27,179$7,583,249
Single-Family138100.0%74.4%$27,179$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Lagrange2,7806.9%
Shipshewana8412.1%
Topeka1,2063.0%
Wolcottville4151.0%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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