Elk Grove is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 178,997 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Elk Grove is the 26th 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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Elk Grove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.12% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.47 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%): 37.14% of adults in Elk Grove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Elk Grove in 2018 was $38,839, 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 $155,356 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 18.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elk Grove include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
In addition, Elk Grove has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.87%).
The most common language spoken in Elk Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.