LaGrange County was formally organized on April 1, 1832. The first county seat was located at the site of the old Indian village of Mogoquinog, which later became Lima. The county was named after the residence of General Lafayette in France. The population of LaGrange County was 3,664 in 1849 and was counted at 34,909 in the 2000 census. The county covers twenty-four miles from east to west and sixteen and a half miles from north to south. The land area of the county is 396 square miles. This data obtained from Indiana County History Preservation Society.
In 2011 Lagrange had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $23,897. This PCPI ranked 92nd in the state and was 67 percent of the state average, $35,689, and 58 percent of the national average, $41,560. The 2011 PCPI reflected an increase of 6.4 percent from 2010. The 2010-2011 state change was 4.9 percent and the national change was 4.4 percent. In 2001 the PCPI of Lagrange was $18,926 and ranked 92nd in the state. The 2001-2011 compound annual growth rate of PCPI was 2.4 percent. The compound annual growth rate for the state was 2.4 percent and for the nation was 2.9 percent. This data provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis BEAR Facts.
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