Originally, the settlement at LaGrange was a site on one of the old cattle trails between Texas and Montana. For many years this was big cattle ranching country, then came the big freeze of 1887-8 when so many cattle in eastern Wyoming froze and starved to death. That helped to turn this entire area in a major sheep ranching zone.
Today, the place is just a few miles west of the Wyoming-South Dakota state line on Wyoming Highway 151.
Perhaps LaGrange's biggest claim to fame these days springs from the presence in town of the "Frontier School of the Bible," a 3-year non-denominational bible college offering training in discipleship, the ministry, Christian education and missionary work with about 225 students every year.
High School or Higher: 97.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 24.1%
2011 Cost of Living Index for LaGrange: 81.1
Median Resident Age: 21.9 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $24,300
Estimated Median Home Value: $121, 100
Population Density: 892 People per Square Mile
Educational Services, Agriculture, Construction, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Repair & Maintenance, Transportation Services, Retail Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 6.2%
Population Demographics: 2010
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||371|
|65 & over||47|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||32|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||416|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0|
|Two or more||3|