Lovejoy is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 6,487 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 $37,256.00.
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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lovejoy who work in office and administrative support (22.45%), sales jobs (8.90%), and food service (7.42%).
Lovejoy is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Lovejoy enrolled in college, Lovejoy has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One downside of living in Lovejoy is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lovejoy, the average commute to work is 32.21 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Lovejoy is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.86% of adults 25 and older in Lovejoy have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lovejoy in 2010 was $16,956, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,824 for a family of four. However, Lovejoy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lovejoy is a very 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 16.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lovejoy include Jamaican, Nigerian, Trinidadian and Tobagonian, and Irish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lovejoy's cultural character, accounting for 15.58% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lovejoy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.