Elk Grove, CA
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Elk Grove is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 171,844 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 85.77% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elk Grove who work in office and administrative support (13.91%), management occupations (10.85%), and sales jobs (9.97%).

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.

Because of many things, Elk Grove is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Elk Grove a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Elk Grove has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 31.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Elk Grove is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.18% of adults in Elk Grove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elk Grove in 2010 was $31,928, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,712 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 18.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elk Grove include Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Elk Grove's cultural character, accounting for 22.92% of the city’s population.

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