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. Lovejoy 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 Lovejoy, where the median household income is $45,488.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lovejoy is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lovejoy is a city of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lovejoy who work in teaching (16.66%), healthcare suport services (13.85%), and management occupations (8.88%).

Also of interest is that Lovejoy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Lovejoy telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.48% 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.

One downside of living in Lovejoy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.68 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Lovejoy citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.89% of adults in Lovejoy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lovejoy in 2018 was $20,019, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,076 for a family of four. However, Lovejoy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 15.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lovejoy include African, Jamaican, Irish, Egyptian, and Haitian.

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