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La Grange, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of La Grange had a population of 2,794 as of July 1, 2017. La Grange ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Grange is located at latitude 35.3065 and longitude -77.7899 in Lenoir County. The formal boundaries for the Town of La Grange (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lenoir County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Town of La Grange (GNIS ID: 2405964) 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.

The Town of La Grange is located within Township of Moseley Hall, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lenoir County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Grange population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Grange: LaGrange, Moseley Hall, Rantersville.

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La Grange, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,794
Daytime Population: Workers 566
Daytime Population: Residents 1,547
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,113
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 2,734
Population in Familes 2,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 1,213
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $37,019
Average Household Income $51,946
Per Capita Income $21,417


Total Housing Units 1,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 733 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 455 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $108,851
Average Home Value $133,435


Total Households 1,187
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 776
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.38% -0.46%
Households -0.52% -0.55%
Families 0.18% -0.65%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

La Grange, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Grange to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 263 65th
Population Density # 157 79th
Diversity Index # 102 86th
Median Household Income # 495 33rd
Per Capita Income # 439 41st

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