Lemon Grove is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 26,709 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lemon Grove is the 273rd 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lemon Grove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lemon Grove is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lemon Grove who work in office and administrative support (13.37%), sales jobs (11.19%), and management occupations (8.80%).
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lemon Grove is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lemon Grove area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The percentage of adults in Lemon Grove with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.62% of adults in Lemon Grove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lemon Grove in 2010 was $22,392, 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 $89,568 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 44.64% 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, English, Italian, and French .
Lemon Grove also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.86%.
The most common language spoken in Lemon Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.