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LaGrange County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War General Lafayette's French home

County Seat: Lagrange

Largest City: Lagrange (2021 population: 2,780)

Population per Square Mile: 106.75

Square Miles: 379.60

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)37,131420.6%6,484,050
Today (2021)40,524370.6%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*41,105380.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today9.1%8 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-39489 14,280
Net International Migration649 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)395657.1%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)3,562278.8%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)9,4692823.4%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,764349.3%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,1164022.5%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,8314621.8%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)5,7825114.3%16.4%
Median Age32.3  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone134490.3%0.4%
Asian Alone168550.4%2.7%
Black Alone241610.6%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone12580.0%0.1%
White39,6373797.8%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups332600.8%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic38,7293895.6%92.3%
Hispanic1,795374.4%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)12,54751100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,5553128.3%18.3%
Married Without Children4,7094437.5%29.8%
Single Parents864596.9%9.3%
Living Alone2,1697317.3%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)14,99344100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)14,92347100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,5964371.0%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$194,6005  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,9516913.1%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$58035  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 5,145490.5%1,120,155
Public5,145470.5%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)23,129460.5%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher61.1%92 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree11.5%90 27.2%

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 2021$49,7675188.1%56,497
Median Household Income in 202072,51310119.3%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 20208.8%7075.9%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.5%6083.9%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202122530.3%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20211,429760.2%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/20221,433670.3%481,568

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, 2019739270.9%80,859
Births to Teens, 201731400.6%5,152
Deaths, 2019293610.4%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force20,421370.6%3,321,548
Employed20,017360.6%3,203,166
Unemployed404570.3%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.09255.6%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.927103.6%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work23,548100.0%$1,410,169100.0%$59,885
Wage and Salary15,80167.1%$860,01461.0%$54,428
Farm Proprietors1,9878.4%$120,3978.5%$60,592
Nonfarm Proprietors5,76024.5%$223,57415.9%$38,815
Farm2,2349.5%$129,3719.2%$57,910
Nonfarm21,31490.5%$1,280,79890.8%$60,092
Private19,93184.6%$1,204,82385.4%$60,450
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0194.3%$22,4511.6%$22,032
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1420.6%$1,3200.1%$9,296
  Construction1,4136.0%$97,3076.9%$68,866
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information310.1%$2,1500.2%$69,355
  Manufacturing8,40035.7%$684,83648.6%$81,528
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4361.9%$20,7971.5%$47,700
  Retail Trade2,1299.0%$79,4145.6%$37,301
  Trans., Warehousing6282.7%$35,0902.5%$55,876
  Wholesale Trade9584.1%$59,2494.2%$61,847
  Other Private (not above)2,442*10.4%*$102,119*7.2%*$41,818*
Government1,3835.9%$75,9755.4%$54,935

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed138100.0%100.0%$27,179$7,583,249
Single-Family138100.0%74.4%$27,179$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
Lagrange2,7806.9%
Shipshewana8412.1%
Topeka1,2063.0%
Wolcottville4151.0%*
* 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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