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LaGrange County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War General Lafayette's French home

County Seat: Lagrange

Largest City: Lagrange (2018 population: 2,748)

Population per Square Mile: 103.61

Square Miles: 379.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,130420.6%6,484,192
Today (2018)39,330380.6%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*39,237380.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.9%10 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-33584 3,555
Net International Migration-889 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)45092.3%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,504278.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)9,2752823.6%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,605349.2%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,9864122.8%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,5975021.9%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)5,3635313.6%15.8%
Median Age31.8  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone118490.3%0.4%
Asian Alone177530.5%2.5%
Black Alone208600.5%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone9610.0%0.1%
White38,5053897.9%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups313590.8%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic37,6993895.9%92.9%
Hispanic1,631384.1%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)12,06452100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,6793230.5%18.8%
Married Without Children4,5694537.9%30.0%
Single Parents783636.5%9.6%
Living Alone1,9967316.5%28.3%

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 2018 (estimate)14,92247100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)14,55448100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,8984568.0%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$172,5005  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,1666314.9%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$53935  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 5,391480.5%1,117,590
Public5,391450.5%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)22,347480.5%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher63.3%92 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree9.9%91 25.3%

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 2017$38,6975885.7%45,150
Median Household Income in 201763,29110116.9%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 20177.8%8758.6%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.9%8166.9%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201813800.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20181,272790.2%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,212560.4%514,915

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, 2017753270.9%82,170
Births to Teens, 201731400.6%5,152
Deaths, 2017285630.4%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force20,613370.6%3,381,713
Employed20,098370.6%3,265,580
Unemployed515500.4%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.59173.5%3.4
April 2019 Unemployment Rate2.47677.4%3.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work22,951100.0%$1,092,825100.0%$47,616
Wage and Salary15,16066.1%$675,12061.8%$44,533
Farm Proprietors2,1149.2%$44,8214.1%$21,202
Nonfarm Proprietors5,67724.7%$199,04618.2%$35,062
Farm2,39310.4%$54,8055.0%$22,902
Nonfarm20,55889.6%$1,038,02095.0%$50,492
Private19,14783.4%$971,11688.9%$50,719
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1395.0%$22,0892.0%$19,393
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1150.5%$2,5890.2%$22,513
  Construction1,1575.0%$66,4236.1%$57,410
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information380.2%$2,5330.2%$66,658
  Manufacturing8,19035.7%$562,30351.5%$68,657
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3901.7%$16,9431.6%$43,444
  Retail Trade2,0749.0%$71,9916.6%$34,711
  Trans., Warehousing5952.6%$26,2832.4%$44,173
  Wholesale Trade8293.6%$37,9423.5%$45,768
  Other Private (not above)2,318*10.1%*$80,095*7.3%*$34,553*
Government1,4116.1%$66,9046.1%$47,416

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 2018
Percent of County
Lagrange2,7487.0%
Shipshewana7031.8%
Topeka1,2153.1%
Wolcottville4871.2%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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