Lemon Grove is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 26,811 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lemon Grove who work in sales jobs (11.12%), office and administrative support (11.02%), and management occupations (8.07%).
The percentage of adults in Lemon Grove who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.55% of the adults in Lemon Grove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lemon Grove in 2018 was $23,985, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,940 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 46.73% 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lemon Grove's cultural character, accounting for 20.60% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lemon Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.