La Grange is an in-demand community because of its central, accessible location, its great schools, and the unlimited opportunities for recreation and entertainment. La Grange is only 14 miles from Chicago, with buses, trains, and highways to get around located within minutes of downtown. With a population of fewer than 16,000, it is large enough to have ample resources while still being the type of idyllic community where people know their neighbors. La Grange has about 2.5 square miles of land area, with a population density of 6,270 people. The median age is 40.4 years old, and a majority of residents hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (59.8%). The La Grange population has stayed very stable since the 1970s and the community has an enduring desirability among people looking to live in the western suburbs.
The village was founded in 1879, and 100 years later the La Grange Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The community is committed to preserving its history with the La Grange Area Historical Society, and it continues to provide historical charm alongside modern convenience. The average sale price for a home in La Grange in the past year was $536,815 and the average household income in La Grange in 2012 was $93,014. For newly constructed homes, the average price rose to $918,800. The median real estate property taxes for units with mortgages was $8,970 in 2012. For more statistics, visit http://www.city-data.com/city/La-Grange-Illinois.html.