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La Grange, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of LaGrange had a population of 31,832 as of July 1, 2020. La Grange ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Grange is located at latitude 33.0393 and longitude -85.0313 in Troup County. The formal boundaries for the City of LaGrange encompass a land area of 40.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.84 sq. miles. Troup County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The City of LaGrange (GNIS ID: 2404855) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of LaGrange is located within LaGrange Division of Troup County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Grange: LaGrange, Lagrange.


La Grange, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 31,832 (100%)
Population in Households 30,505 (95.8%)
Population in Families 24,472 (76.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,327 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 756
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $36,769
Average Household Income $59,346
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $22,586
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 13,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,387 (32.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,524 (55.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,611 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $130,341
Average Home Value $182,739
Housing Affordability Index3 162


Total Households 11,911
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 7,677
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.61% 0.47%
Households 0.45% 0.39%
Families 0.41% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
Owner Occupied HU   0.3%


La Grange, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Grange to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 37 94th
Population Density # 226 64th
Median Household Income # 449 28th
Housing Affordability Index # 156 25th
Per Capita Income # 294 53rd
Diversity Index # 134 79th

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