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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,481
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+3,833
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married48.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,710
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,353

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,091
% Above Poverty Level85.3%
% Below Poverty Level14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$714
Median House Value$161,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.4%
German20.5%
Irish14.2%
English12.9%
Italian2.4%
Scottish2%
Norwegian2%
Dutch2%
Polish1.7%
French Except Basque1.1%
Canadian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
African0.5%
US Virgin Isl0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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La Grange Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oldham County
Standard Zip Codes40031
Company Zip Codes40032
Phone Area Codes502
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.4
Approximate Longitude-85.37

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)

StationSHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationMADISON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 67 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationLOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp70 to 87 F
Oct Temp49 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crestwood4,768$104,917
Eminence2,515$47,257
Goshen1,012$90,000
New Castle1,079$43,125
Pewee Valley1,617$115,625
Smithfield90$35,000

La Grange Public Schools

La Grange Education Center
3001 West Highway 146
ZIP: 40031
(502) 222-9441
Lagrange Elementary School
500 W Jefferson Street
ZIP: 40031
(502) 222-9454
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Luther Luckett Education Center
Box 6 Dawkins Road
ZIP: 40031
(502) 222-0365
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