La Grange, Missouri

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La Grange is a city in Lewis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,000 at the 2000 census. Since the 2000 census the population has been dwindling.[citation needed] It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Police Scandal

In March, 2010, Police Officer Doug Howell shot and killed a seemingly restrained dog causing public outrage from local residents. The story was covered in regional news media outlets and is a rising trend due to the newly released Youtube video[3] from the incident. [1] Many have called for the officers dismissal after his outrageous actions.

Geography

La Grange is located at 40°2′32″N 91°30′2″W / 40.04222°N 91.50056°W / 40.04222; -91.50056 (40.042347, -91.500440).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (16.77%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,000 people, 435 households, and 267 families residing in the city. The population density was 719.7 people per square mile (277.8/km²). There were 512 housing units at an average density of 368.5/sq mi (142.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.80% White, 11.10% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.40% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 435 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90.

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