Oak Grove is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 8,917 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oak Grove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oak Grove is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Grove who work in office and administrative support (13.78%), management occupations (8.89%), and business and financial occupations (7.37%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.52% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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 35.09 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Oak Grove is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.76% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Oak Grove in 2018 was $41,968, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,872 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Oak Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Miao/Hmong.