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LaGrange County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War General Lafayette's French home

County Seat: Lagrange

Largest City: Lagrange (2023 population: 2,735)

Population per Square Mile: 107.76

Square Miles: 379.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)40,446370.6%6,484,050
Today (2023)40,907370.6%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*42,052380.6%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today1.1%9 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-33786 4,599
Net International Migration2343 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)36384.8%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2023NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,538278.6%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)9,3012822.7%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,861349.4%9.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,2514022.6%25.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,8484621.6%24.2%
Seniors (65 and older)6,1085114.9%17.2%
Median Age32.7  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2023NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone136520.3%0.5%
Asian Alone149610.4%2.9%
Black Alone241630.6%10.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone11620.0%0.1%
White40,0353797.9%83.7%
Two or More Race Groups335640.8%2.5%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic39,0173895.4%91.2%
Hispanic1,890374.6%8.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)12,64149100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,6493328.9%18.1%
Married Without Children4,5734536.2%29.6%
Single Parents796596.3%9.0%
Living Alone2,4596619.5%29.4%

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 2023 (estimate)15,29144100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)14,88245100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,4894370.5%63.5%
Median Value (2022)$230,3008  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,1526114.5%27.1%
Median Rent (2022)$62942  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 5,005510.4%1,124,094
Public5,005480.5%1,035,718
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)23,540460.5%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher60.6%92 90%
with B.A. or higher degree11.2%91 28.2%

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 2022$55,8162295.7%58,323
Median Household Income in 202281,0108121.3%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 20227.8%8562.4%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 189.4%8661.0%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202214550.3%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20221,370750.2%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20232,043580.4%511,735

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, 2021724270.9%79,946
Births to Teens, 202110710.3%3,845
Deaths, 2019293610.4%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force21,002360.6%3,401,387
Employed20,352360.6%3,288,017
Unemployed650360.6%113,370
Annual Unemployment Rate3.14593.9%3.3
May 2024 Unemployment Rate3.3175.0%4.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work25,109100.0%$1,686,045100.0%$67,149
Wage and Salary17,04467.9%$977,17058.0%$57,332
Farm Proprietors1,9727.9%$178,00210.6%$90,265
Nonfarm Proprietors6,09324.3%$318,05618.9%$52,200
Farm2,1958.7%$188,54711.2%$85,898
Nonfarm22,91491.3%$1,497,49888.8%$65,353
Private21,51185.7%$1,420,27084.2%$66,025
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0974.4%$26,2461.6%$23,925
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1350.5%$1,9760.1%$14,637
  Construction1,4305.7%$108,7086.4%$76,020
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information460.2%$2,1000.1%$45,652
  Manufacturing9,02936.0%$835,34749.5%$92,518
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade2,1888.7%$93,0245.5%$42,516
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1,0414.1%$65,9283.9%$63,331
  Other Private (not above)3,333*13.3%*$127,063*7.5%*$38,123*
Government1,4035.6%$77,2284.6%$55,045

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, 2023UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed136100.0%100.0%$35,104$7,695,489
Single-Family136100.0%63.0%$35,104$5,961,199
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$99,053
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$40,460
5+ Family00.0%34.2%$0$1,594,777

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 2023
Percent of County
Lagrange2,7356.7%
Shipshewana8552.1%
Topeka1,2233.0%
Wolcottville4211.0%*
* 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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