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La Grange is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community was named after Lafayette's home in France.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named La Grange. For links to other places called La Grange, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of La Grange is 41.805N. The longitude is -87.869W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,650.


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Median household income
Local
$80,342
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our La Grange demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Hazel Glen
· Kensington
· Kensington Heights
· Robbville
· West Lyons
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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19% of La Grange residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Grange ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Grange was $34,887, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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55% of La Grange residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in La Grange, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $677.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,802.


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Newspapers in La Grange include La Grange Doings

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Grange political report.

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The average commute time for La Grange workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Grange between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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IL communities formerly known as La Grange:
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