La Grange, Texas is centrally located providing ready access to the major metropolitan areas of Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Being the largest City in the County and the County seat, La Grange is the center of commerce for Fayette County. Boasting a vibrant Downtown Business District, La Grange's role as a regional hub or center continues today. The labor force drawing area of the City consists of a 65 mile radius. The economy is primarily driven by Agriculture, Tourism, Material Excavation, Oil/Gas Exploration and Public Power Generation Industries.

The history, natural beauty, quality of life and various attractions in the region combine to make the La Grange area an ideal place to do business, while attracting visitors and tourism, second homes and retirement homes. La Grange enjoys a rural lifestyle while in close proximity to all the modern amenities of the urban cities nearby. La Grange is approximately one hour driving distance to downtown Austin and one hour and twenty five minutes to downtown Houston.

La Grange, Texas is a great place to grow a family, a business or retire!

Detailed Demographic and Economic Data Report (Note: Large File)

Distances to Major Metro Cities

  • Austin 60 miles
  • Houston 100 miles
  • San Antonio 118 miles
  • Dallas/Fort Worth 210 miles
Population Estimates:         2000            2010

Fayette County                    21,804          24,554
City of La Grange                  4,478            4,641

Age/Ethnic Mix:  (2010 Census Bureau)
White-                             79.1%                              Age 17 and under-    6.2%
African American-             2.7%                               Age 65 and older-      8.6%
Hispanic-                         17.2%                              Age 85 and older-       3.8%
Race-Other-                      1.0%                              Median Age-               38

2015 Incomes:
Median HH Income-       $43,173
Per Capita Income-       $22,765
Average HH Income-     $56,811

Tax Rates:               2017
Fayette County-       .4464
City of La Grange -  .2093
La Grange ISD-     1.2858

For more detailed La Grange, Texas statistical data please contact the following:

Office of Community and Economic Development
City of La Grange
155 E. Colorado Street
La Grange, Texas 78945

Phone:  (979) 968-8701                                    Fax:  (979) 968-5743