Locust Grove is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 5,790 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Locust Grove is the 136th largest community in Georgia. Locust Grove has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Locust Grove, where the median household income is $44,342.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Locust Grove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Locust Grove is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Locust Grove who work in office and administrative support (21.03%), food service (10.33%), and management occupations (8.08%).
Also of interest is that Locust Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Being a small city, Locust Grove does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Locust Grove citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.54% of adults 25 and older in Locust Grove have a college degree.
The per capita income in Locust Grove in 2010 was $22,205, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,820 for a family of four. However, Locust Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Locust Grove is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Locust Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Locust Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Locust Grove include German, French , Italian, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Locust Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.