Lemon Grove, CA

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Population

26,645

0.848% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$60,309

2.75% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

12,018

0.505% decline

Median Property Value

$367,700

6.15% growth

About

In 2017, Lemon Grove, CA had a population of 26.6k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $60,309. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lemon Grove, CA grew from 26,421 to 26,645, a 0.848% increase and its median household income grew from $58,694 to $60,309, a 2.75% increase.

The population of Lemon Grove, CA is 44.4% Hispanic or Latino, 31.9% White Alone, and 12.7% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Lemon Grove, CA speak a non-English language, and 91.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lemon Grove, CA is $367,700, and the homeownership rate is 54.1%. Most people in Lemon Grove, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lemon Grove, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lemon Grove, CA employs 12k people. The largest industries in Lemon Grove, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,627 people), Retail Trade (1,315 people), and Construction (1,250 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($61,328), Public Administration ($51,739), and Utilities ($50,904).

Median household income in Lemon Grove, CA is $60,309. Males in Lemon Grove, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Lemon Grove, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,309

2017 value

± $5,539

2.75%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Lemon Grove, CA have a median annual income of $60,309, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,694 in 2016, which represents a 2.75% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lemon Grove, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 141.01

  2. Census Tract 142

  3. Census Tract 143

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lemon Grove, CA was Census Tract 141.01 with a value of $78,036, followed by Census Tract 142 and Census Tract 143, with respective values of $74,033 and $60,323.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lemon Grove, CA (3.65k out of 26.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,879 ± 346

  2. Hispanic

    1,592 ± 326

  3. Black

    827 ± 194

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lemon Grove, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12k

2017 Value

± 735

-0.505%

1 Year decline

± 8.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lemon Grove, CA declined at a rate of -0.505%, from 12.1k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lemon Grove, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,478 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,253 people), and Management Occupations (1,075 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lemon Grove, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lemon Grove, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,478 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,253 people), and Management Occupations (1,075 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lemon Grove, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.74 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.74 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lemon Grove, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,469), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($69,350), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,077).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12k

2017 Value

± 735

-0.505%

1 Year decline

± 8.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lemon Grove, CA declined at a rate of -0.505%, from 12.1k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lemon Grove, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,627 people), Retail Trade (1,315 people), and Construction (1,250 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lemon Grove, CA, though some of these residents may live in Lemon Grove, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lemon Grove, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,627 people), Retail Trade (1,315 people), and Construction (1,250 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lemon Grove, CA has an unusually high number of Construction (1.66 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.51 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lemon Grove, CA, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($61,328), Public Administration ($51,739), and Utilities ($50,904).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.1% of the population of Lemon Grove, CA has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 8.07% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 3.88% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Lemon Grove, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Lemon Grove, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.9%

Uninsured

40.2%

Employer Coverage

23.7%

Medicaid

8.07%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

3.88%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lemon Grove, CA declined by 13.3% from 14.9% to 12.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lemon Grove, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lemon Grove, CA is home to a population of 26.6k people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Lemon Grove, CA residents were born outside of the country (5.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lemon Grove, CA is composed of 11.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (44.4%), 8.51k White Alone residents (31.9%), 3.39k Black or African American Alone residents (12.7%), 1.52k Asian Alone residents (5.69%), 1.23k Two or More Races residents (4.63%), 120 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.45%), 44 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.165%), and 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0525%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lemon Grove, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lemon Grove, CA was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Lemon Grove, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lemon Grove, CA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    5.4k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Lemon Grove, CA residents (5.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lemon Grove, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

91.7%

2017 Citizenship

91.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.7% of Lemon Grove, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lemon Grove, CA was 91.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    11.8k ± 1.17k

  2. White Alone

    8.51k ± 574

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.39k ± 474

In 2017, there were 1.39 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (11.8k people) in Lemon Grove, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.51k White Alone and 3.39k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lemon Grove, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lemon Grove, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lemon Grove, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lemon Grove, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    791 ± 242

  2. Vietnam

    618 ± 166

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    289 ± 104

Lemon Grove, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lemon Grove, CA was $367,700 in 2017, which is 1.69 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $346,400 to $367,700, a 6.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Lemon Grove, CA is 54.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lemon Grove, CA have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lemon Grove, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,309

Median Household Income

± $5,539

8.41k

Number of Households

± 585

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.41k households in Lemon Grove, CA grew to $60,309 from the previous year's value of $58,694.

The following chart displays the households in Lemon Grove, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$367,700

2017 Median

± $10,977

$346,400

2016 Median

± $9,671

In 2017, the median property value in Lemon Grove, CA grew to to $367,700 from the previous year's value of $346,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lemon Grove, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lemon Grove, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

54.1%

2017 Homeownership

54.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.1% of the housing units in Lemon Grove, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lemon Grove, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lemon Grove, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lemon Grove, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lemon Grove, CA have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Lemon Grove, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.1%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lemon Grove, CA was Drove Alone (75.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (6.46%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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