Lemon Grove 59 Below average
Lemon Grove Livability #896 ranked city in California#23,876 ranked city in the USARanks better than 18% of areas
A+ Lemon Grove Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lemon Grove Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than California
Lemon Grove
13131% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lemon Grove cost of living
F Lemon Grove Crime Total crime is 5% lower than California
Total crime
2,6466% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 386% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
16%Year over year crime is up
Lemon Grove crime
D Lemon Grove Employment Household income is 8% lower than California
Median household income
$58,6946% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$23,12522% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%24% higher than the US average
Lemon Grove employment
D Lemon Grove Housing Home value is 15% lower than California
Median home value
$346,40088% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18825% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%14% lower than the US average
Lemon Grove real estate or Lemon Grove rentals
F Lemon Grove Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than California
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
32%35% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:129% higher than the US average
Lemon Grove K-12 schools
A- Lemon Grove User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Lemon Grove
Overall user rating
79% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
79% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Lemon Grove, CA

      Lemon Grove is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 26,421 residents. Lemon Grove has a population density of 6,812 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Lemon Grove identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 33% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Lemon Grove, California. Finding the best places to live in Lemon Grove and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing and other important metrics.

      The livability score in Lemon Grove is 62 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 26th percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Lemon Grove ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Lemon Grove does not rank well for, including: crime (D-), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lemon Grove, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Lemon Grove is actually affordable. The median home price for Lemon Grove homes is $346,400, which is 15.4% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lemon Grove, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.9, which is 7.8% lower than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Lemon Grove area were 3.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.8%.

      Lemon Grove transportation information

      StatisticLemon GroveCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute27min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home6.3%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Lemon Grove, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).