Profile for La Grange, Texas, TX
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La Grange is a city in Fayette County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named for the town in Tennessee; another says it was named directly for the home of the Marquis de Lafayette.
The latitude of La Grange is 29.905N. The longitude is -96.876W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 266 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,581.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our La Grange demographic reports
La Grange is on the Colorado River
Developed around a fort built here in 1826. A yellow fever epidemic in 1867 killed 240 townspeople.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
La Grange received national attention for the Chicken Ranch, a local establishment made famous by the Broadway show (and later movie), "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."
Local festivals include:
- Czech Heritage May Fest - May 19, 2007
- Fayette County Fair - Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check La Grange web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Fayette Power Project Lake
Historic routes: La Bahia Road
Historic sites and museums: Faison Home Museum, Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives, Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery State Historical Park, Winedale Historical Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
32% of La Grange residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Grange ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Grange was $15,288, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of La Grange residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
La Grange festival dates:
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- Czech Heritage May Fest - M
- Fayette County Fair - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in La Grange, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.
Libraries in La Grange include Fayette Public Library ... View libraries
Fayette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Grange political report.
The average commute time for La Grange workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in La Grange include Executive Inn Lagrange.
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