Elk Grove, CA
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Living in Elk Grove


Elk Grove is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 174,775 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Elk Grove is the 31st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Elk Grove are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Elk Grove is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elk Grove is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elk Grove who work in office and administrative support (12.58%), management occupations (10.84%), and sales jobs (9.33%).

Also of interest is that Elk Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Elk Grove is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Elk Grove’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Elk Grove, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.43 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Elk Grove citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.87% of adults in Elk Grove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elk Grove in 2018 was $36,069, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,276 for a family of four. However, Elk Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elk Grove is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elk Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elk Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Elk Grove also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elk Grove include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Elk Grove's cultural character, accounting for 24.07% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Elk Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.