grange park

La Grange Park, Illinois

La Grange Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village, which is a suburb of Chicago, population was 13,295.

Geography

La Grange Park is located at (41.829831, -87.869233).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,295 people, 5,432 households, and 3,514 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,899.8 people per square mile (2,281.4/km²). There were 5,560 housing units at an average density of 2,467.3/sq mi (954.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 92% White, 3.09% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0% Asian, 1.64% Pacific Islander, .91% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% of the population.

The top five ancentries reported in La Grange Park as of the 2000 census were Irish (22.6%), German (22.0%), Polish (16.1%), Italian (11.7%) and Czech (10.0%).

There were 5432 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $58,918, and the median income for a family was $76,441. Males had a median income of $55,023 versus $34,774 for females. The per capita income for the village was $30,247. About 1.2% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Emplyoment

Plymouth Place, senior living community is the largest single employer in La Grange Park.

Government

La Grange Park is in Illinois' 3rd congressional district.

The part-time Village President is James Discipio. He is a dentist by trade.

Education

La Grange Park is served by two elementary, and two high school districts.

Some elementary and middle school students attend Brookfield-La Grange Park School District 95 which has two schools. Brook Park Elementary School serves students K-4, and is located in LaGrange Park, and S.E. Gross Middle School serves students 5-8, and is located at in Brookfield. Also serving the Village is La Grange Elementary School District 102 which is composed of 4 elementary schools which are: Forest Road Elementary in La Grange Park, Ogden Avenue Elementary, and Cositt Elementary both located in La Grange, and Congress Park Elementary in Brookfield, all serve grades K-6. Middle school students then move to Park Junior High in La Grange for gardes 7-8.

High school students from District 95 move onto Riverside Brookfield High School District 208 located at 160 Ridgewood Rd in Riverside. Students from District 102 go onto Lyons Township High School District 204.

Nazareth Academy founded in 1900 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, is a Catholic college preparatory high school located at 1209 W. Ogden Ave in La Grange Park, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

"Notable" Residents

Constance Mitchell, legendary theater / stage actress, recently performed on Broadway in NYC, Bonsai tree specialist and grower. Mitchell Memorial Park was designed, built in her backyard, and dedicated to her by her former pupils.

David Mitchell, the 11th seeded World tournament poker player, an avid cross country traveller, and a former Guinness Book Record Holder (1988 - 1989) for a record time of holding breath under-water while counting his fingers and toes.

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