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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%6,813,532
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*41,105380.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today9.1%8 5.1%

*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 5,230
Net International Migration649 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)395638.6%1,024

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%
Two or More Race Groups332600.8%2.3%
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 2021 (Includes detail not shown below)12,59948100.0%100.0%
Married With Children3,5733228.4%18.2%
Married Without Children4,6324536.8%29.8%
Single Parents878587.0%9.2%
Living Alone2,2916818.2%29.1%

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 2021 (includes vacant units)14,77545100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2021)$208,6005  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2021)$58640  

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
Adults (25+ in 2021 ACS)23,349460.5%4,501,214
with High School diploma or higher59.6%92 89.8%
with B.A. or higher degree10.4%91 27.8%

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 202180,3356128.1%$62,723
Poverty Rate in 20217.5%8462.0%12.1%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1810.9%8169.4%15.7%
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 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%80,851
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%3,355,642
Annual Unemployment Rate2.09251.3%3.9
January 2023 Unemployment Rate5.21152.9%3.4

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
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,0194.3%$22,4511.6%$22,032
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1420.6%$1,3200.1%$9,296
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  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*

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
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

in 2021
Percent of County
* 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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