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Lemon Grove, CA
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Lemon Grove profile


Living in Lemon Grove



Lemon Grove is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 27,224 people and six associated neighborhoods, Lemon Grove is the 268th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Lemon 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.

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Lemon Grove, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

Of important note, Lemon Grove is also a city of artists. Lemon Grove has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lemon Grove’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Lemon Grove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.83% 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.

In terms of college education, Lemon Grove is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.87% of adults 25 and older in Lemon Grove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lemon Grove in 2018 was $33,270, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,080 for a family of four. However, Lemon Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lemon Grove is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lemon Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lemon Grove, accounting for 43.18% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lemon Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lemon Grove include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

In addition, Lemon Grove has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.00%).

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