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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, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,533278.9%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)9,2772823.4%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)3,680349.3%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,0824022.9%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,5535021.6%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)5,4895213.9%16.1%
Median Age31.8  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone118520.3%0.4%
Asian Alone168550.4%2.6%
Black Alone215600.5%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10610.0%0.1%
White38,7763897.9%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups327580.8%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic37,9483895.8%92.7%
Hispanic1,666374.2%7.3%

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)
9,9884568.0%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$179,2005  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,0916514.2%27.6%
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
Public5,353450.5%1,050,614
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 2019$43,2754888.9%48,678
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
Employed19,514390.6%3,275,056
Unemployed559450.5%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate2.87184.8%3.3
October 2020 Unemployment Rate3.38368.8%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work23,057100.0%$1,165,802100.0%$50,562
Wage and Salary15,33666.5%$679,03958.2%$44,277
Farm Proprietors2,0228.8%$67,5155.8%$33,390
Nonfarm Proprietors5,69924.7%$247,74021.3%$43,471
Farm2,31710.0%$77,8286.7%$33,590
Nonfarm20,74090.0%$1,087,97493.3%$52,458
Private19,32283.8%$1,013,58486.9%$52,458
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0614.6%$20,7481.8%$19,555
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1370.6%$1,8420.2%$13,445
  Construction1,2465.4%$75,9646.5%$60,966
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information380.2%$3,0370.3%$79,921
  Manufacturing7,91234.3%$544,71246.7%$68,846
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4201.8%$17,8591.5%$42,521
  Retail Trade2,1349.3%$81,7397.0%$38,303
  Trans., Warehousing6472.8%$39,9043.4%$61,675
  Wholesale Trade9254.0%$47,0234.0%$50,836
  Other Private (not above)2,406*10.4%*$87,402*7.5%*$36,327*
Government1,4186.1%$74,3906.4%$52,461

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
Single-Family158100.0%73.1%$30,678$4,298,385
2-Family00.0%1.6%0$48,202
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

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Lagrange2,7637.0%
Shipshewana7211.8%
Topeka1,2253.1%
Wolcottville4881.2%*
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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