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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about La Grange demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60526 ZIP code.
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.
55% of La Grange residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in La Grange, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $677. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,802.
Newspapers in La Grange include La Grange Doings
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Grange political report.
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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