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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
La Grange is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 15,721. La Grange is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in La Grange offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In La Grange there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in La Grange and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in La Grange are highly rated.
About La Grange...
Population
15,721

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$463,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,179
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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La Grange Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    108.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    979.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in La Grange

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$117,610
National
$55,322
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I have lived in La Grange for over 20 years now and can honestly say that is an absolutely fabulous place to raise a family. As someone who lived downtown Chicago for 10 years prior to coming out here, I was concerned that it would be boring, but there are so many excellent restaurants and wonderful places to have a cup of coffee or a drink that I do not feel the need to go downtown Chicago for a nice night out. At the same time, it's just a 20 minute train ride back to the city if you are so inclined. You can't ask for better public schools and there are plenty of reputable private schools around if you prefer. Most importantly, I have never been concerned with my kids safety, which was nice during their tween years when they started walking downtown La Grange by themselves to hang out with their friends. The local movie theater is always playing a recent movie and there are plenty of quick food and ice cream shops around to keep them happy.
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I love La Grange, IL. This village is a family, friendly area that is affords great education, comfortable living and caters to old and young people. One of the downfalls of La Grange is their efforts in creating a more diverse environment. My mother was raised in La Grange. I as well as my son have had the opportunity to reside here. Ethnic issues initially arise until stereotypical barriers are brought down. I wish that life could be more visually pleasant, but prejudice still exists. Neighbors are great once they realize there is no real threat among us as a people. Overall, La Grange is an awesome place to be!
LaGrange is a super friendly and cute town. The downtown area is always populated with toddlers, teenagers and adults doing their own thing. Among the restaurants, there are town favorites and every couple of years one or two businesses switch for a good variety. The houses on the blocks are always full of welcoming neighbors where block parties are a common way to bond.