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 172,886 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 85.16% 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 (12.88%), management occupations (10.92%), and sales jobs (9.64%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Elk Grove, the average commute to work is 31.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Elk Grove are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.46% of adults in Elk Grove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elk Grove in 2010 was $34,645, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,580 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 18.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elk Grove include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Elk Grove also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.27%.

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