La Grange, North Carolina

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La Grange (often spelled LaGrange or Lagrange) is a town in Lenoir County, North Carolina, United States. The population is estimated to be 2,757 in 2008.[3] La Grange is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region.

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Geography

La Grange is located at 35°18′31″N 77°47′32″W / 35.30861°N 77.79222°W / 35.30861; -77.79222 (35.308583, -77.792118)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.44% is water.

History

La Grange was named for the French estate of the Marquis de Lafayette.[5] The Herring House, La Grange Presbyterian Church, and LaGrange Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,844 people, 1,211 households, and 768 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,256.4 people per square mile (485.9/km²). There were 1,330 housing units at an average density of 587.6/sq mi (227.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 42.86% White, 55.03% African American, 0.35% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

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