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, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Grove who work in office and administrative support (12.61%), management occupations (10.04%), and sales jobs (9.67%).
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oak Grove, the average commute to work is 34.97 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Oak Grove citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.00% of adults in Oak Grove have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oak Grove in 2010 was $32,913, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,652 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.