La Grange is a small town in North Carolina with a population of slightly less than 3,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (23%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 44, skews older than most cities in North Carolina. The majority of residents own their homes in La Grange, and 28% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $724/month, which is $208 a month less than the state average.
Many La Grange residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 12% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in transportation, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of just over $47,000, La Grange workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in the state. La Grange's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. La Grange has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 5% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
With an average commute time of about 28 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, La Grange residents have found that getting to work takes some patience. Driving is the most common way to get to work, selected by 33% of workers, while public transit isn't used. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
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