About the Community of Lemon Grove
Lemon Grove is a city in San Diego County, California. The population was 25,320 at the 2010 census, up from 24,918 as of the 2000 census. The large monument of a lemon pictured here has been its symbol since 1963.
The community was settled in 1869 by its first known permanent resident, sheep rancher Robert Allison. From the 1860s to 1900 the area was known for sheep and poultry ranching and vegetable crops. In the early 1900s, the community acquired its name when large citrus groves were planted, and lemon and orange growing and shipping became the area’s major industry.
The Lemon Grove Incident in 1931 was a boycott of segregated schools by Mexican Americans, resulting in the first court-ordered school desegregation in the United States.
By World War II, most of the citrus groves had disappeared and suburbanization had begun. By 1960, most of the easily developable land was gone. Lemon Grove was incorporated as a general-law city in 1977; however, it continues to receive law enforcement services, via contract, from the San Diego County sheriff’s office.
Lemon Grove is located at
32°44′0″N 117°2′1″W / 32.73333°N 117.03361°W / 32.73333; -117.03361 (32.733451, -117.033702).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), all land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Lemon Grove had a population of 25,320. The population density was 6,525.3 people per square mile (2,519.4/km²). The racial makeup of Lemon Grove was 13,072 (51.6%) White, 3,495 (13.8%) African American, 225 (0.9%) Native American, 1,624 (6.4%) Asian, 275 (1.1%) Pacific Islander, 4,828 (19.1%) from other races, and 1,801 (7.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10,435 persons (41.2%).
The Census reported that 24,974 people (98.6% of the population) lived in households, 200 (0.8%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 146 (0.6%) were institutionalized.
There were 8,434 households, out of which 3,295 (39.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,863 (45.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,419 (16.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 601 (7.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 516 (6.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 94 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,928 households (22.9%) were made up of individuals and 734 (8.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96. There were 5,883 families (69.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.51.
The population was spread out with 6,458 people (25.5%) under the age of 18, 2,583 people (10.2%) aged 18 to 24, 6,900 people (27.3%) aged 25 to 44, 6,550 people (25.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 2,829 people (11.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.0 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.
There were 8,868 housing units at an average density of 2,285.4 per square mile (882.4/km²), of which 4,609 (54.6%) were owner-occupied, and 3,825 (45.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.0%. 13,984 people (55.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 10,990 people (43.4%) lived in rental housing units.
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