Housing & Communities

LaGrange County and its communities offer a high quality of life in a rural setting with convenient access to wherever you want to go. 
 
LaGrange County is made up of four incorporated towns: LaGrange, Shipshewana, Topeka, and Wolcottville, as well as a large number of unincorporated communities such as Brighton, Emma, Honeyville, Howe, Ontario, Mongo, South Milford, and Stroh. 
 
The Town of LaGrange, located in the heart of the county, is the county seat. It is also home to some of the county's architectural jewels including the county courthouse, completed in 1879.
 
Shipshewana, located in the western half of the county, is home to the Shipshewana Flea Market and Auction, which attracts visitors from all over during the summer months as do numerous specialty and craft shops.
Topeka, just a few miles south of Shipshewana, is known around the world for its draft horse auctions. The town also boasts a growing industrial base while being home to the Amish.
 
Wolcottville, along the southern border of the county, offers a central business and shopping district for year-round and summer residents living on the nearby lakes.

Households in 2010
Total Households
11,598
Family Households
9,106
  Married-coupled family
7,843
  Other Family
1,263
      Male householder, no wife
442
      Female householder, no husband
821
Non-family Households
2,492
  Living Alone
2,138
Average Household Size
3.17
Average Family Household Size
3.66
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Housing, 2010
Total Housing Units
14,094
Total Occupied Housing Units
11,598
Owner Occupied
9,384
80.9%
Rental
2,214
19.1%
Seasonal or Recreational
1,631
Median Value for Owner Occupied Housing, 2007-09
$147,700
Median Gross Rent, 2007-09
$690
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Cities and Towns in LaGrange County Population in 2010 % of County
LaGrange
2,625
7.1%
Shipshewana
658
1.8%
Topeka
1,153
3.1%
Wolcottville*
998
2.7%
*Population for entire town is shown, this city or town crosses county lines.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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