Locust Grove is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 8,243 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Locust Grove is the 136th largest community in Georgia. Much of the housing stock in Locust Grove was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Locust Grove economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Locust Grove, where the median household income is $56,932.00.
Locust Grove is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Locust Grove is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Locust Grove who work in office and administrative support (16.83%), sales jobs (8.43%), and teaching (8.27%).
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.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Locust Grove is worth considering.
One downside of living in Locust Grove, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.13 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small city, Locust Grove doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Locust Grove who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.89% of the adults in Locust Grove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Locust Grove in 2018 was $27,088, 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 $108,352 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Locust Grove also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Locust Grove include English, German, African, Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Locust Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.