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 2015
Total Households
11,719
Family Households
9,270
  Married-coupled family
7,952
  Other Family
1,318
      Male householder, no wife
390
      Female householder, no husband
928
Non-family Households
2,449
  Living Alone
2,106
Average Household Size
3.22
Average Family Household Size
3.71
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Housing, 2015
Total Housing Units
14,283
Total Occupied Housing Units
11,719
Owner Occupied
9,513
Rental
2,206
Seasonal or Recreational
1,701
Median Value for Owner Occupied Housing
$162,200
Median Gross Rent
$665
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Cities and Towns in LaGrange County Population in 2016 % of County
LaGrange
2,734
7.0%
Shipshewana
703
1.8%
Topeka
1,203
3.1%
Wolcottville*
1,015
2.6%
*Population for entire town is shown, this city or town crosses county lines.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division

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