Lemon Grove, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lemon Grove, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lemon Grove had a population of 27,137 as of July 1, 2017. Lemon Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lemon Grove is located at latitude 32.7331 and longitude -117.0344 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lemon Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 446 feet.

The City of Lemon Grove (GNIS ID: 2410818) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lemon Grove is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lemon Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lemon Grove: Lemongrove.

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Lemon Grove, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,137
Daytime Population: Workers 7,254
Daytime Population: Residents 15,237
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,491
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 26,846
Population in Familes 22,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 291
Population Density2 6,997
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $52,995
Average Household Income $68,206
Per Capita Income $22,845


Total Housing Units 9,368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,834 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,157 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 377 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $371,921
Average Home Value $415,112


Total Households 8,991
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 6,326
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.96% 0.93%
Households 0.89% 0.89%
Families 1.01% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Lemon Grove, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lemon Grove to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 283 81st
Population Density # 142 91st
Diversity Index # 114 93rd
Median Household Income # 856 44th
Per Capita Income # 1049 31st

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