Lemon Grove, California Population 2021

26,663
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Lemon Grove is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 26,663, it is the 262nd largest city in California and the 1448th largest city in the United States. Lemon Grove is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually but its population has increased by 5.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,320 in 2010. Lemon Grove reached it's highest population of 26,963 in 2017. Spanning over 4 miles, Lemon Grove has a population density of 6,875 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lemon Grove is $72,896 with a poverty rate of 12.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,333 per month, and the median house value is $432,000. The median age in Lemon Grove is 35.6 years, 34.4 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males.

Lemon Grove Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lemon Grove was:

  • White: 60.43%
  • Black or African American: 14.99%
  • Other race: 9.25%
  • Asian: 7.86%
  • Two or more races: 6.40%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.49%
The current population of Lemon Grove, California is 26,663, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,885.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,320.

Lemon Grove, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,19760.43%
Black or African American4,01814.99%
Some Other Race2,4799.25%
Asian2,1067.86%
Two or More Races1,7146.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native1580.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1300.49%
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Lemon Grove Population by Race

Lemon Grove Population Pyramid 2021

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Lemon Grove Median Age

35.6


Total

34.4


Male

37


Female

Lemon Grove Adults

There are 20,108 adults, (3,560 of whom are seniors) in Lemon Grove.

Lemon Grove Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lemon Grove Sex Ratio

Female

13,825

51.58%

Male

12,977

48.42%

Lemon Grove Population by Age

Lemon Grove Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lemon Grove Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male68.4%31.6%
Married65.3%34.7%
All53%47%
Non Family43.2%56.8%
Female31.1%68.9%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lemon Grove Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4943.1353
Married3,9604.0165.3
Non Family2,5141.3643.2
Female1,4763.6431.1
Male5443.4768.4

3.72

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

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Lemon Grove Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,89910.51%
9th to 12th Grade1,84010.19%
High School Graduate4,29723.79%
Some College4,99427.65%
Associates Degree1,6198.96%
Bachelors Degree2,19812.17%
Graduate Degree1,2156.73%
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Lemon Grove Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lemon Grove Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic6,9044,540697
White6,3485,5941,399
Black2,5362,296687
Asian1,6551,359440
Other Race1,56292294
Multiple Races731693199
Native American1419413
Islander107107

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 27.22%.

Lemon Grove Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,217$40,818$30,196
Less Than High School$24,218$28,352$20,732
High School Grad$32,564$40,409$30,351
Some College$33,151$43,609$25,043
Bachelors Degree$43,237$48,065$42,776
Graduate Degree$59,242$69,091$56,944

$34,217

Average Earnings

$40,818

Average Male

$30,196

Average Female

Lemon Grove Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lemon Grove Language by Age

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Lemon Grove Language

57.30% of Lemon Grove residents speak only English, while 42.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.93% of the population.

Lemon Grove Language

Lemon Grove Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic11,8231,38311.70%
Black3,99377019.28%
White7,4866728.98%
Multiple1,70540623.81%
Other2,47936614.76%
Asian2,094643.06%
Native1585635.44%
Islander1302317.69%

12.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.79%

Male Poverty Rate

14.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lemon Grove

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lemon Grove is Native, with 35.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lemon Grove is Asian, with 3.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.32%.

Lemon Grove Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.19%
Some College12.33%
High School8.26%
Bachelors or Greater2.59%

Lemon Grove Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.83%
Male Unemployed20.95%
Female Employed5.68%
Male Employed5.28%

Lemon Grove Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lemon Grove Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,548$72,896
Families$70,314$79,968
Married Families$81,523-
Non Families$39,005$48,920
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Income by Household Type

Lemon Grove Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lemon Grove Married by Age and Sex

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Lemon Grove Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lemon Grove Marital Status by Race

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Lemon Grove Marital Status

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2,255

Number of Veterans

1,921

Male Veterans

334

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War758
First Gulf War634
Vietnam594
Korea132
World War II57

Lemon Grove Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54611
18 to 34477
65 to 74431
75+401
55 to 64335

Lemon Grove Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,36811.02%
Hispanic5296.69%
Black52118.33%
Other1297.48%
Asian1247.00%
2 or More10113.45%
Indian128.51%

Lemon Grove Veterans by Race

Lemon Grove Veterans by Education

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5.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lemon Grove Veterans by Education

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63.6%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lemon Grove Employment by Age

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Lemon Grove Employment by Race

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Lemon Grove Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.42%

Born in California

79.74%

Native Born

20.26%

Foreign Born

7.74%

Non Citizen

12.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.74% of Lemon Grove residents were born in the United States, with 58.42% having been born in California. 7.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lemon Grove Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,663-74-0.28%
202026,737-74-0.28%
201926,811-74-0.28%
201826,885-78-0.29%
201726,9631970.74%
201626,7662120.80%
201526,5541500.57%
201426,4042881.10%
201326,1161820.70%
201225,9343311.29%
201125,6032230.88%
201025,3804620.18%
200024,9189340.38%
199023,9843,2041.44%
198020,7801,0900.54%
197019,6903420.18%
196019,3480.00%

Lemon Grove Population by Year