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, Locust Grove isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Locust Grove are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Locust Grove is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Locust Grove who work in management occupations (13.49%), office and administrative support (10.32%), and teaching (6.81%).
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.
The overall crime rate in Locust Grove is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Locust Grove is worth considering.
In Locust Grove, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.54 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Locust Grove citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.98% of adults in Locust Grove have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Locust Grove in 2010 was $35,139, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,556 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.