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Walworth County

Population in July 2007: 2,650.
Males: 1,339  (50.5%)
Females: 1,311  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  47.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 54660.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $70,571 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
La Grange:

$70,571
Wisconsin:

$50,395
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $33,142

La Grange town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $266,640 (it was $176,300 in 2000)
La Grange:

$266,640
Wisconsin:

$166,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $341,683; Detached houses: $343,754; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $27,111; Mobile homes: $100,696

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La Grange races chart
  • White alone - 2,380 (97.4%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.08%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Grange: 186.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.9%), Irish (14.8%), English (11.3%), Polish (9.0%), Norwegian (7.8%), Italian (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 945 feet

Land area: 34.3 square miles.

Population density: 77 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in La Grange:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Grange town:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 68.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

25 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
Wisconsin:  4.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

La Grange town:  1.5% ($2,586)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

La Grange satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waukesha, WI (23.0 miles , pop. 64,825).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (36.3 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (79.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sugar Creek, WI (2.0 miles ), Troy, WI (2.2 miles ), Palmyra, WI (2.5 miles ), Whitewater, WI (2.6 miles ), Lafayette, WI (2.6 miles ), Elkhorn, WI (2.8 miles ), Richmond, WI (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 42.79 N, Longitude: 88.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 262

La Grange household income distribution La Grange home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3%)

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Tornado activity:

La Grange-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 123% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.9 miles away from the La Grange town center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 31.1 miles away from the town center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Grange-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from La Grange center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walworth County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near La Grange:

  • AURORA LAKELAND MED CTR (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; ELKHORN, WI)
  • MERCY WALWORTH HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; LAKE GENEVA, WI)

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

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 10 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,532)
  • Carroll University (about 24 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 2,756)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 26 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • Marquette University (about 38 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (about 38 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 7,048)
  • McHenry County College (about 39 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 3,149)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (about 39 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,732)

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Notable locations in La Grange: Ewings Landing (A), Lauderdale - LaGrange Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Round Prairie Cemetery (1), Heart Prairie Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Pleasant Lake (A), Green Lake (B), Middle Lake (C), Mill Lake (D), Lake La Grange (E), Lauderdale Lakes (F), Lauderdale Lakes 12 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in La Grange: Young Prairie State Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Walworth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.3. This is worse than average.
City:

39.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.6
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 0.333. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.333
U.S.:

0.572


Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.6%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.3%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in La Grange, WI

6 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
39 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

La Grange compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for La Grange (based on Walworth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.26%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents57.1%11.0%6.0%5.3%5.1%
Congregations11.3%11.3%16.3%11.3%7.5%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaOther
Adherents4.9%1.9%1.3%1.3%6.0%
Congregations6.3%5.0%5.0%1.3%25.0%
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: 21
Here:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Walworth County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
This county:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Walworth County:

10.97 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Walworth County:

6.8%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

7.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($291 average AGI)
Walworth County:

0.07%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Waukesha County, WI  0.79% ($48,571 average AGI)
from Racine County, WI  0.68% ($39,217)
from McHenry County, IL  0.58% ($44,310)


6.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($118 average AGI)
Walworth County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Rock County, WI  0.70% ($32,842 average AGI)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.59% ($30,468)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.58% ($36,065)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Grange:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOKY (920 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEMP (1250 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Grange:

  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLKG (96.1 FM; LAKE GENEVA, WI; Owner: CTJ COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSUW (91.7 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS.)
  • WJZI (93.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WMIL-FM (106.1 FM; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTI-FM (94.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLTQ (97.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUWM (89.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WVCY-FM (107.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WKKV-FM (100.7 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXSS (103.7 FM; WAUWATOSA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKLH (96.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMYX-FM (99.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Grange:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WTMJ-TV (Channel 4; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • WVCY-TV (Channel 30; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTAS-LP (Channel 43; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WAUKESHA TOWER ASSOCIATES)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $217,000
Total average daily traffic: 200
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 200


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