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Overview

Introduction to La Grange, Illinois

La Grange, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois and 11 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

La Grange History

The area which is now known as La Grange was initially settled in during the 1830s. Among the first settlers was Robert Leitch, who arrived in this area in 1830. Franklin Dwight Cossitt played a major role in the development of La Grange. It was he who gave the village its present name, La Grange, in the honor of a similarly named community in Tennessee. The area was officially incorporated as the Village of La Grange in June 1879.

La Grange and nearby Attractions

  • La Grange Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Graue Mill and Museum
  • Unity Temple
  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Bernis Woods

Things To Do In La Grange

La Grange offers a quiet and peaceful life with all kinds of amenities. There are many opportunities for recreation in and around the village. The huge areas of parklands and woods provide a variety of activities, from jogging, hiking, biking, and various other sports, to simply relaxing with friends. The neighboring areas also have some museums where one can pass many interesting hours.

La Grange Transportation

Air transportation is available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

La Grange Higher Education

Elmhurst College, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College and Triton College offer opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,688
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+7,039
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married56.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher60.6%
Median Earnings25+$64,550
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,164
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,321

Wealth

Median Family Income$136,824
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation19.5%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$1,125
Median House Value$446,100

Ancestry

Irish28.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.3%
German19.8%
Polish12.5%
Italian12.4%
English9%
French Except Basque2.8%
Swedish2.5%
Dutch2.2%
Greek2.1%
Czech1.7%
Norwegian1.5%
Lithuanian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Austrian1.1%
Canadian1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
Russian1.1%
Serbian0.9%
Croatian0.9%
Swiss0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Arab0.5%
Belgian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Danishn0.3%
West Indian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
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La Grange Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60525
Phone Area Codes630,708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.8
Approximate Longitude-87.87

La Grange Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookfield18,966$88,594
Countryside5,965$67,386
Hodgkins1,960$54,844
La Grange Park13,596$108,803
Lyons10,571$58,388

La Grange Public Libraries

Lagrange Public Library
10 WEST COSSITT AVENUE
La Grange, Illinois
(708) 215-3200

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La Grange Hospitals

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
5101 S Willow Springs Rd
(708) 352-1200

La Grange Public Schools

Cossitt Ave Elem School
115 W Cossitt Ave
ZIP: 60525
(708) 482-2450
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
Lyons Twp High Sch
100 S Brainard Ave
ZIP: 60525
(708) 579-6300
High
Total Enrollment 3961
Ogden Ave Elem School
501 W Ogden Ave
ZIP: 60525
(708) 215-7025
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Pleasantdale Elementary School
8100 School St
ZIP: 60525
(708) 246-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Seventh Ave Elem School
701 7th Ave
ZIP: 60525
(708) 482-2730
Primary
Total Enrollment 211
Spring Ave Elem School
1001 S Spring Ave
ZIP: 60525
(708) 482-2710
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Wm F Gurrie Middle School
1001 S Spring Ave
ZIP: 60525
(708) 482-2720
Middle
Total Enrollment 318

La Grange Private Schools

Creative World Montessori School
1250 W Goodman Ave
ZIP: 60525
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Kensington School Of Lagrange
125 N Kensington Ave
ZIP: 60525
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
St Cletus Elementary School
700 W 55th St
ZIP: 60525
Elementary
Total Enrollment 379
St Francis Xavier School
145 N Waiola Ave
ZIP: 60525
Elementary
Total Enrollment 538
St Johns Lutheran School
505 S Park Rd
ZIP: 60525
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
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