La Grange, NC

La Grange, situated in Lenoir County, is a small town made up of 2.3 square miles.

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The area that would become La Grange was settled by a Revolutionary War captain in 1777, and was named Moseley Hall in honor of him. The town's name was later changed to honor the Marquis de Lafayette, a French estate.  

Demographics

The median resident age in La Grange is 53 years. The median estimated household income is about $28,000 making it about $20,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in La Grange is about $60,000 (2015) which is $100,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of La Grange is 55% Black, 40% White, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other. 81% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 37% are married, 20% are divorced, 6% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 29% that have never been married.

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Lenoir County

La Grange belongs to Lenoir County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county, named after William Lenoir, is part of the Kinston, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1791, the county was formed from a part of Dobbs County. Lenoir County has a population of 60,000 and its largest city Kinston, with a population of 21,000, is the county seat.

Lenoir County borders Pitt, Jones, Craven, Duplin, Wayne, and Greene counties.

Lenoir County is made up of 403 square miles. 401 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.

Population

The population of La Grange, NC is about 2,800. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1880s.

Elevation

The elevation of La Grange, NC is 108 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for La Grange, NC is 28551.

Area Code

The area code for La Grange, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking La Grange and Lenoir County have voted mostly Republican, with 51% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 44% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 50% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 6%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for La Grange is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Retail, construction, and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Kinston Free Press and La Grange Weekly Gazette are the primary newspapers that cover the Lenoir County area.


 

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