Locust Grove, VA
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Locust Grove is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 13,496 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Locust Grove is the 61st largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Locust Grove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Locust Grove is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Locust Grove who work in office and administrative support (13.53%), management occupations (11.89%), and teaching (6.27%).

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

Locust Grove’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Locust Grove has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Locust Grove a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Locust Grove, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 41.19 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Locust Grove citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.35% of adults in Locust Grove have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Locust Grove in 2010 was $35,003, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,012 for a family of four. However, Locust Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Locust Grove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Locust Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Locust Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Locust Grove include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Locust Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.

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