Introduction to La Grange, Kentucky

La Grange, Kentucky, in Oldham county, is 23 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is included in the Louisville metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,676 people lived in La Grange.

La Grange History

La Grange was established in 1827 and was named honoring the home of General Lafayette. The city became the county seat of Oldham County in 1827. Prior to that Westport was the county seat, which once again became the county seat in 1828. Finally in 1838, La Grange was announced the county seat. The first post office of the area came into being in 1828.

La Grange and nearby Attractions

  • Oldham County Historical Society
  • General Butler State Park
  • Thomas Edison House
  • Eagle Creek Golf Course

Things To Do In La Grange

One can visit the E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park and the General Butler State Park while in the city. History buffs should visit the Thomas Edison House. Oldham County Historical Society Museum is also worth visiting. Eagle Creek Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. The city hosts the Oldham County Fair every year.

La Grange Transportation

Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.

La Grange Higher Education

The higher education institutes that the residents of La Grange can attend include the Sullivan University, Bellarmine University, Jefferson Community College, and University of Louisville.


Total Population 8,283
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,689
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 49%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.8%
Median Earnings25+ $34,447
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,464
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,375


Median Family Income $60,830
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $759
Median House Value $159,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 10.7%

La Grange Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 23 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky
County Oldham
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 40031
Company Zip Codes 40032
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.407
Longitude -85.378

La Grange Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 67 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, La Grange, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lagrange (40031)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crestwood 4,640 $94,511
Eminence 2,505 $40,950
Goshen 1,072 $82,105
New Castle 1,117 $32,083
Pewee Valley 1,431 $95,313
Smithfield 66 $36,250

La Grange Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(502) 222-5388
Emergency Service: Yes

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