Lemon Grove is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 27,413 people and six constituent 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.84% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
The education level of Lemon Grove citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.06% of adults 25 and older in Lemon Grove have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lemon Grove in 2018 was $29,055, 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 $116,220 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 43.76% 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, Italian, English, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lemon Grove's cultural character, accounting for 17.84% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lemon Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.