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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 2018$42,1464689.4%47,149
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
October 2019 Unemployment Rate2.66686.7%3.0

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
Farm2,41210.3%$75,2646.5%$31,204
Nonfarm21,08989.7%$1,086,83493.5%$51,536
Private19,68183.7%$1,018,61587.7%$51,756
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,1174.8%$22,5881.9%$20,222
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1310.6%$2,0890.2%$15,947
  Construction1,1915.1%$70,8816.1%$59,514
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information480.2%$2,7550.2%$57,396
  Manufacturing8,55136.4%$586,75250.5%$68,618
  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*
Government1,4086.0%$68,2195.9%$48,451

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed150100.0%100.0%$45,567$4,879,857
Single-Family150100.0%76.4%$45,567$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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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