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A LaGrange Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ LaGrange Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than Georgia
LaGrange
8812% less expensive than the US average
Georgia
937% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
LaGrange cost of living
F LaGrange Crime Total crime is 68% higher than Georgia
Total crime
5,40096% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 1996% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-16%Year over year crime is down
LaGrange crime
F LaGrange Employment Household income is 34% lower than Georgia
Median household income
$33,50139% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,83034% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%67% higher than the US average
LaGrange employment
F LaGrange Housing Home value is 24% lower than Georgia
Median home value
$115,70037% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$78917% lower than the US average
Home ownership
39%39% lower than the US average
LaGrange real estate or LaGrange rentals
F LaGrange Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Georgia
High school grad. rates
75%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
35%29% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
LaGrange K-12 schools or LaGrange colleges

Living in LaGrange, GA

LaGrange is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Georgia. The city has a population of 30,535 residents. Individuals of White (44%) and Black or African American (49%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. With an average age of 33 years old, LaGrange could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. LaGrange is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 46% married, this city falls well below the national average.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in LaGrange, Georgia could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in LaGrange and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare LaGrange to Georgia and the national average.

With a livability score of 59 out of 100, LaGrange is ranked #24,098 in the United States and #461 in Georgia. This score ranks well below the US average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that LaGrange has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A) and cost of living (B+). There is at least one category that did not score well in LaGrange. The following was graded with a concerning score: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., LaGrange has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Hills & Dales Estate, Explorations in Antiquity, and Bellevue.

Assuming that LaGrange meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in LaGrange. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in LaGrange are simply unattainable. The median home price for LaGrange homes is $115,700, which is 24.1% lower than the Georgia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in LaGrange, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 16.7% higher than the Georgia average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the LaGrange area were 3.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 3.3%.

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Compare LaGrange, GA Livability To Other Cities

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Auburn, AL7339.260,318
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LaGrange Has A Business Man's Brain With A College Student's Heart

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I've always loved the Atlanta area but it can tough to find the best place to live. There are lots of different cities, each with their own positives and negatives. I was looking for a town with a great community feel mixed with a thriving business community. That search led me to LaGrange, which is located just south of the massive Atlanta International airport.

LaGrange is the home for more than 20 big international companies and that means not just jobs, but also a thriving business district. Large companies mean lots of jobs and as a result, LaGrange has plenty of opportunities to enjoy the suburban lifestyle while still living close to where you work.

But with two colleges in LaGrange, the town also has a cool, slightly hip feel to it. For every office supply store there are a few coffee shops and diners, which makes for a nice mix of local businesses. And like many college towns, the residents are friendly an open to newcomers, which makes it easy if you're moving to the area for the first time.
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Source: The LaGrange, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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