Oak Grove is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 8,439 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Oak Grove is the 110th largest community in Minnesota.
Oak Grove real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Oak Grove house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Oak Grove isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oak Grove are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oak Grove is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Grove who work in management occupations (13.59%), office and administrative support (13.34%), and sales jobs (9.46%).
Also of interest is that Oak Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Oak Grove is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Oak Grove’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Oak Grove, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.20 minutes every day commuting to work.
In terms of college education, Oak Grove is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.17% of adults 25 and older in Oak Grove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oak Grove in 2010 was $32,359, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,436 for a family of four.
The people who call Oak Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oak Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oak Grove include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Oak Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.