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Overview

Introduction to Lemon Grove, California

Lemon Grove, California, in San Diego county, is 1 miles S of La Mesa, California (center to center) and 7 miles E of San Diego, California. The city is conveniently located inside the San Diego metropolitan area. 

Lemon Grove History

The first permanent resident of Lemon Grove was sheep rancher Robert Allison, who settled here in 1869. It was initially an agricultural community, primarily dealing with sheep and poultry ranching and cultivation of vegetable crops. The name 'Lemon Grove' was given to this area after the plantation and subsequent shipping of lemon and orange plants became the area's major industry. However, these groves disappeared soon, and Lemon Grove was incorporated as a general law city in the year 1977.

Lemon Grove and Nearby Attractions

  • Lemon Grove Branch San Diego County Library.
  • San Altos Shopping Center.
  • Cabrillo National Monument.
  • Balboa Park.
  • SeaWorld Adventure Park San Diego.
  • Ocean Beach.

Things To Do In Lemon Grove

Lemon Grove has many areas of historic interest like the Lemon Grove Branch San Diego County Library and the Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce. The numerous parks in the neighborhood including the Berry City Park and the Monterey Heights County Park, offer recreation facilities for both adults and children, and can be the ideal spot for a fun-filled day. The city also promises immense possibilities for the enthusiastic shoppers. Religious minded people can also take a tour of the churches in Lemon Grove.

Lemon Grove Transportation

The San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport serves the area.

Lemon Grove Higher Education

San Diego State University is the nearest university.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,645
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+11,945
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married42.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$32,203
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,346
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,332

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,447
% Above Poverty Level86.2%
% Below Poverty Level13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,201
Median House Value$367,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.9%
German7.5%
Irish7.4%
English5.1%
Italian3.4%
African2.5%
French Except Basque2.2%
Somali1.8%
Norwegian1.3%
Polish1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Arab0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Russian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Cape Verdean0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Czech0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Lemon Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Diego County
Standard Zip Codes91945
P.O. Box Zip Codes91946
Phone Area Codes619
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude32.73
Approximate Longitude-117.03

Lemon Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLA MESA
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp46 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.7 inches
StationEL CAJON
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.9 inches
StationSAN DIEGO N ISLAND NAS
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp49 to 65 F
Apr Temp56 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 73 F
Oct Temp61 to 72 F
Annual Precip9.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coronado24,053$121,710
El Cajon103,314$55,367
La Mesa59,479$75,842
National City60,715$46,064
San Diego1,390,966$84,353
Santee57,376$91,430

Lemon Grove Public Schools

Lemon Grove Academy For The Sciences And Humanities
7866 Lincoln St.
ZIP: 91945
Primary
Total Enrollment 1244
Monterey Heights Elementary
7550 Canton Dr.
ZIP: 91945
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Mt. Vernon Elementary
8350 Mount Vernon St.
ZIP: 91945
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
San Altos Elementary
1750 Madera St.
ZIP: 91945
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
San Miguel Elementary
7059 San Miguel Ave.
ZIP: 91945
Primary
Total Enrollment 569

Lemon Grove Private Schools

Christian Creative Learning Academy
2920 Main St
ZIP: 91945
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
Lighthouse Christian Academy
1345 Skyline Dr
ZIP: 91945
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 91
St John Of The Cross School
8175 Lemon Grove Way
ZIP: 91945
Elementary
Total Enrollment 526
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