La Grange, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 
Males: 62  (47.3%)
Females: 71  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  53.6 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 38046, 38057.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,570 (it was $53,214 in 2000)
La Grange:

$62,570
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $66,299 (it was $38,626 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $260,797 (it was $148,200 in 2000)
La Grange:

$260,797
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $297,208; Detached houses: $297,208
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  • White alone - 120 (90.2%)
  • Black alone - 13 (9.8%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Grange: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (21.0%), United States (17.3%), Italian (13.6%), German (9.9%), Scotch-Irish (6.2%), Dutch (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 554 feet

Land area: 1.59 square miles.

Population density: 84 people per square mile   (very low).

La Grange, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in La Grange:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Grange town:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 69.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

3 residents are foreign born (2.2% Asia).

This town:  2.2%
Tennessee:  4.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,536 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,906 (0.8%)

La Grange satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (42.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (460.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Grand Junction, TN (1.6 miles ), Saulsbury, TN (2.9 miles) , Moscow, TN (3.1 miles ), Hickory Valley, TN (3.1 miles) , Williston, TN (3.3 miles ), Hamilton, MS (3.7 miles ), Somerville, TN (3.9 miles ), Ashland, MS (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $215,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $158,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $279,100
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $192,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.05 N, Longitude: 89.23 W

La Grange household income distribution La Grange home values distribution

Crime rates in La Grange by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 200000000
per 100,000 1459.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 210100000
per 100,000 1459.9724.60.0704.20.00.00.00.00.0
Thefts 320001000
per 100,000 2189.81449.30.00.00.0675.70.00.00.0
Auto thefts 110001011
per 100,000 729.9724.60.00.00.0675.70.0684.9699.3
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 311.5) 555.6171.40.050.70.083.40.056.457.5

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.99
Tennessee average:

2.52
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -29 (-17.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (25%)
  • Information (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Business operations specialists (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (19%)
  • Secondary school teachers (12%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Art and design workers (8%)

Average climate in La Grange, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

La Grange-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the La Grange town center killed 16 people and injured 74 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F4 tornado 17.8 miles away from the town center killed 58 people and injured 795 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Grange-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.1 miles away from La Grange center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 147.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 247.2 miles away from La Grange center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 5, Floods: 4, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Grange topographic map

Birthplace of: Daniel D. Stevens - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.

Hospitals and medical centers near La Grange:

  • ASHLAND HEALTH AND RAHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ASHLAND, MS)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, SOMERVILLE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SOMERVILLE, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE FAYETTE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; SOMERVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Grange:

  • University of Memphis (about 43 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 17,427)
  • Rhodes College (about 44 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 46 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 47 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Union University (about 49 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 49 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • University of Mississippi (about 51 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)

Private elementary/middle school in La Grange:

  • LAGRANGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF LPC (Students: 51; Location: 21450 HWY 57; Grades: PK - 6)

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Notable location: La Grange Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in La Grange include: Immanuel Episcopal Church (A), La Grange Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: LaGrange Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 87.1. This is about average.

City:

87.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.28. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.28
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 33.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.3
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.5%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.4%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

La Grange compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

La Grange travel time to work - commute La Grange mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Grange town (based on Fayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.05%
Here: 34.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic Church
Adherents65.7%15.7%5.1%4.4%2.3%
Congregations33.3%26.3%10.5%5.3%1.8%
NameAssemblies of GodBaha'iCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1.2%1.1%0.9%0.8%2.8%
Congregations1.8%-3.5%1.8%15.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Fayette County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Fayette County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Fayette County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

33.8%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$4,280
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$25
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$900
Water Supply 0$0 2$770
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$270
Totals for Government 0$0 8$6,245

La Grange government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $55,000 ($413.53)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($135.34)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($67.67)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($60.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($60.15)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($45.11)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($22.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $85,000 ($639.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($67.67)

La Grange government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($60.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $12,000 ($90.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $48,000 ($360.90)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($255.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($157.89)
    Highways: $4,000 ($30.08)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($195.49)
    Public Utilities: $8,000 ($60.15)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.52)

La Grange government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $157,000 ($1180.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $155,000 ($1165.41)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($15.04)

La Grange government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($375.94)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $52,000 ($390.98)

6.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, TN  4.24% ($51,002 average AGI)
from Hardeman County, TN  0.31% ($30,378)
from Tipton County, TN  0.24% ($33,057)


6.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, TN  3.43% ($38,848 average AGI)
to Tipton County, TN  0.24% ($32,914)
to DeSoto County, MS  0.23% ($42,303)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Grange:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLRC (850 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WALNUT, MS; Owner: B. R. AND MARTHA S. CLAYTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Grange:

  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKVF (94.9 FM; BYHALIA, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKRA-FM (92.7 FM; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: BILLY R. AUTRY)
  • WOJG (94.7 FM; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: JOHNNY W. SHAW & OPAL J. SHAW)
  • WURC (88.1 FM; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: RUST COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WMOD (96.7 FM; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: WMOD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Grange:

  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBUY (Channel 40; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBII-LP (Channel 20; HOLLY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: MID-SOUTH BROADCASTING)
  • W57CG (Channel 57; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)

La Grange fatal accident list:

Feb 4, 2004 08:35 PM, Sr-57, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 28, 1999 02:10 PM, Chestnutst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 18, 1985 06:45 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 1, 1984 03:30 AM, S057010218, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 16, 1976 10:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 620
Total average daily truck traffic: 31
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