The village of LaGrange, Illinois is a western suburb of Chicago that lies within Cook County. Nearby villages are Western Springs, Lyons, Riverside and Brookfield. LaGrange is about 13 miles from Chicago’s Loop.
The population of LaGrange in 2014 was 15,789. The median income in LaGrange in 2014 was $99,273, according to the 2010 census. That compares to the median income of $56,210 statewide.
Meanwhile, the median home value in LaGrange was $396,906 in 2014, compared to $169,600 in Illinois as a whole. The cost of living index in March 2016 for LaGrange was 105.4, which is higher than average. The U.S. average is 100.
The elevation in LaGrange is 640 feet, and the land area is 2.51 square miles.
In LaGrange, 95%of the residents have a high school diploma and 60% hold a bachelor’s degree. Also, 27.3% hold a professional or graduate degree.
The racial makeup of the village in the 2010 census was 91 percent white, 6.02% African American, 1% Asian, 0.09% Native American, 0.99% from other races and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanics comprised 3.66% of the population.
The top five ancestries reported in La Grange in the 2000 census were Irish (25.2%), German (24.8%), Polish (10.5%), Italian (10.2%) and English (9.7%).
LaGrange was first settled in the 1830s when Chicago residents -- already crowded by the rapid increase in population -- moved out to the west.
Two major railroad lines run through the center of LaGrange. These include the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Indiana Harbor Belt Lines.
Two major highways cross through LaGrange. The village’s main street, LaGrange Road (US Routes 12/20/45) runs north-south. Ogden Avenue (US Route 34) runs east-west. Additionally, US 34 intersects with the Tri–State Tollway (I–294) west of the village’s boundary line. Interstate 55 intersects the south end of the village.
The BNSF Railway has daily commuter service into Chicago and Aurora. With O’Hare and Midway Airports within commuter range, LaGrange is convenient to both major airports.
A few of the homes in the village were designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. LaGrange’s public elementary schools include four schools in LaGrange Elementary School District 102. Many high school students in LaGrange attend Lyons Township High School, which was founded in 1888 and now has two campuses.
LaGrange Memorial Hospital, operated by Adventist Health System, is a level 2 trauma center with 270 inpatient beds.
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