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LaGrange County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War General Lafayette's French home

County Seat: Lagrange

Largest City: Lagrange (2019 population: 2,763)

Population per Square Mile: 104.36

Square Miles: 379.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,131420.6%6,484,192
Today (2019)39,614380.6%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*41,105380.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today6.7%12 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-23079 3,997
Net International Migration077 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)46692.5%18,536

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%
Two or More Race Groups313590.8%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)12,07952100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,4073328.2%18.6%
Married Without Children4,6344638.4%29.9%
Single Parents828636.9%9.5%
Living Alone2,1407117.7%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)15,04547100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)14,67847100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2018)$179,2005  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2018)$54839  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 5,353480.5%1,111,333
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)22,476480.5%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher63.7%92 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree10.4%91 25.9%

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 2018$42,1464689.4%47,149
Median Household Income in 201867,49810121.1%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20187.8%8460.0%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1811.2%8364.0%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201913720.3%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20191,285750.2%581,821
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, 2017753270.9%82,170
Births to Teens, 201731400.6%5,152
Deaths, 2017285630.4%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force20,073390.6%3,387,366
Annual Unemployment Rate2.87184.8%3.3
April 2020 Unemployment Rate28.83168.4%17.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work23,501100.0%$1,162,098100.0%$49,449
Wage and Salary15,74967.0%$711,05861.2%$45,149
Farm Proprietors2,0778.8%$62,5925.4%$30,136
Nonfarm Proprietors5,67524.1%$211,76018.2%$37,315
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1174.8%$22,5881.9%$20,222
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1310.6%$2,0890.2%$15,947
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4131.8%$17,3411.5%$41,988
  Retail Trade2,0778.8%$74,3666.4%$35,805
  Trans., Warehousing7143.0%$30,9072.7%$43,287
  Wholesale Trade8263.5%$39,1063.4%$47,344
  Other Private (not above)2,313*9.8%*$82,001*7.1%*$35,452*

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed158100.0%100.0%$30,678$4,988,366
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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

in 2019
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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