Lovejoy, GA

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Living in Lovejoy

Lovejoy is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 6,840 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lovejoy is the 121st largest community in Georgia. Much of the housing stock in Lovejoy was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lovejoy economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Lovejoy, where the median household income is $44,190.00.

Unlike some cities, Lovejoy isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lovejoy are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lovejoy is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lovejoy who work in teaching (16.99%), office and administrative support (12.57%), and management occupations (9.69%).

A relatively large number of people in Lovejoy telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.77% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In Lovejoy, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.04 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Lovejoy overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Lovejoy, 24.82% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lovejoy in 2018 was $19,257, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,028 for a family of four.

Lovejoy is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lovejoy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lovejoy residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Lovejoy also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lovejoy include African, Egyptian, Jamaican, Irish, and Haitian.

The most common language spoken in Lovejoy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.