Garden Grove, California

Garden Grove: The fourth most populous city in Orange County, California. It is located in the southern part of the county. Garden Grove is known for its many Vietnamese restaurants, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Garden Grove Historical Museum and the Garden Grove Park.

About

Garden Grove is a city located in the county of Orange in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 170,883. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 171,366 inhabitants.

The city was created 150 years ago in 1873.

Garden Grove is a city located in northern Orange County, California. With a population of over 175,000, it is the third largest city in Orange County after Anaheim and Santa Ana. Garden Grove is located about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

History

The area was originally home to the indigenous Gabrielino Indians. In 1874, Alonzo Cook founded the town after purchasing 2,000 acres of land for agriculture and cattle ranching. The city was officially incorporated in 1956 with a population under 20,000 at the time.

Little Saigon

A major area within Garden Grove is Little Saigon, the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam. Settled by Vietnamese immigrants fleeing after the Vietnam War, Little Saigon contains many Vietnamese businesses, restaurants, and cultural centers. The Asian Garden Mall is a popular tourist destination.

Tourism

Major attractions in Garden Grove include:

  • Disneyland and California Adventure - Sprawling theme parks located 3 miles from Garden Grove.
  • Crystal Cathedral - Famous glass church built in the 1980s, now owned by the Catholic Church.
  • Garden Grove Strawberry Festival - Annual spring festival since 1958 featuring rides, food, and contests.

In summary, Garden Grove has grown rapidly from agricultural roots into a diverse suburban city. It contains Little Saigon as a cultural enclave and tourism hub. The proximity to Disneyland and beaches helps attract millions of visitors each year as well.

Garden Grove locator map
Location of Garden Grove on California map.

Quick Facts about Garden Grove

Population : 171,366 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Orange County
Postal code : 92840–92846
Phone Area Codes : 714
Official name : Garden Grove
Water as percent of area : 0.1%
Land as percent of area : 99.9%
Altitude : 89 feet / 27 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1874 (150 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 19:44:26 (15th July 2024)
Population growth : 0.28% (2010-2020)
Los Angeles Crystal Cathedral image
Los Angeles Crystal Cathedral
Los Angeles Crystal Cathedral image

Geography

Garden Grove is located at 33°46'26"N 117°56'29"W (33.7739100, -117.9414500).

Garden Grove map

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Demographics

The population of Garden Grove increased by 0.28% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 170,883 - census
2011 172,957 1.2% estimation process
2012 173,809 0.49% estimation process
2013 174,422 0.35% estimation process
2014 174,423 0% estimation process
2015 174,343 -0.05% estimation process
2016 174,571 0.13% estimation process
2017 173,422 -0.66% estimation process
2018 172,195 -0.71% estimation process
2019 171,644 -0.32% estimation process
2020 171,366 -0.16% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 5,937
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 6,207
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -4.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 5,924
April 1, 2010 Population : 6,215
People under 5 years old, percentage : 4.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.7%
People over 65 (%) : 18.6%
Female persons, % : 52.6%
White only, percent : 94.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 0.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 7.8%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 87.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 479
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 0.6%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 51.0%

Garden Grove zip code is 92840. County name: Orange, County fips: 06059

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 51.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $100,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $990
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $437
2015-2019 median gross rent : $669
2015-2019 Households : 2,378
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.34
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 84.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 7.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 78.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 87.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 14.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 15.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.3%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 17,172
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 82,437
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 136,151
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 92,668
2012 total retail sales per capita : $15,075
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $36,000
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $23,964
Percentage of people living in poverty : 18.9%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 415
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 230
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 118
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 53
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 333
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 370
2010 population per square mile : 1,502.7
2010 land area in square miles : 4.14
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 53.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $74,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $881
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $357
2015-2019 median gross rent : $729
2015-2019 Households : 13,062
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.35
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 80.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 77.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 85.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 9.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 17.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 56,524
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 330,943
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,291,748
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 446,220
2012 total retail sales per capita : $12,091
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $38,221
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $18,801
Percentage of people living in poverty : 20.4%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,107
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,251
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 649
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 132
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,844
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 262
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,693
2010 population per square mile : 3,138.8
2010 land area in square miles : 11.74
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 58.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $129,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,303
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $520
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,016
2015-2019 Households : 2,932
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.64
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 80.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 88.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 80.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 13.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 73.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 66.1%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 266,416
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 86,230
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 60,795
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,737
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 33.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $66,915
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,866
Percentage of people living in poverty : 6.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 501
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 247
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 212
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 87
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 392
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 35
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 443
2010 population per square mile : 6,809.2
2010 land area in square miles : 1.16

Where ot Eat in Garden Grove

1 Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Southern California

Rating: 4.5 (7903)

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Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Southern California

Where to Stay in Garden Grove

1 Hyatt Regency Orange County

Rating: 4.4 (3455)

11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840, United States ➦ Show Map

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Hyatt Regency Orange County

2 Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South

Rating: 4.2 (2405)

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South

3 Anaheim Marriott Suites

Rating: 4.2 (2164)

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Anaheim Marriott Suites

4 Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort Area/Garden Grove

Rating: 4.3 (1173)

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Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort Area/Garden Grove

5 Sheraton Garden Grove - Anaheim South Hotel

Rating: 4.1 (1026)

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Sheraton Garden Grove - Anaheim South Hotel

Other Places in Garden Grove

1 Garden Grove City Hall

Rating: 3.3 (19)

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Garden Grove City Hall

2 Garden Grove City Council

Rating: 4 (5)

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3 Garden Grove Building Permits

Rating: 3.2 (5)

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4 Garden Grove Mayor

Rating: 4 (2)

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5 City Managers Office

Rating: 1 (2)

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6 Neighborhood Improvement Division

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7 Garden Grove Finance Department

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8 Garden Grove City Business Tax

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9 Garden Grove City Clerk

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People born in Garden Grove (35)

People born in Garden Grove, including actor Justin Chon, punk rock musician Dexter Holland, skateboarder and artist Ed Templeton, .

List

  • Kristin Hannah (American writer) she was born in 25/09/1960
  • Rick Bauer (American baseball player) he was born in 10/01/1977
  • Troy Polamalu (American football player, safety and American football executive) he was born in 19/04/1981
  • Scott Klopfenstein (American musician) he was born in 31/05/1977
  • Alan Trammell (baseball player, coach and manager from the United States) he was born in 21/02/1958
  • David Choi (Korean-American musician and YouTube video producer) he was born in 22/03/1986
  • Luis Gil (American soccer player) he was born in 14/11/1993
  • Leah O'Brien (softball player) she was born in 09/09/1974
  • Darryl Kile (American baseball player) he was born in 02/12/1968
  • Matt Gunther (American movie actor (1963-1997)) he was born in 28/05/1963
  • Matt Treanor (American baseball player) he was born in 03/03/1976
  • Jeff Congdon (American basketball player) he was born in 17/10/1943
  • Micky Dymond (motorcycle racer) he was born in 21/01/1965
  • Anthony Calvano (American soccer player) he was born in 08/01/1982
  • Carlos King (American football player) he was born in 25/11/1973
  • Charlene Rink (professional fitness competitor) she was born in 11/02/1972
  • Dennis Sigalos (American speedway rider) he was born in 16/08/1959
  • Doug Neely (American soccer player) he was born in 31/05/1965

Schools in Garden Grove

College & universities near Garden Grove, CA

Code Name City ZIP
123679 Concorde Career College-Garden Grove Garden Grove (CA) 92840-9201
481386 California Career Institute Garden Grove (CA) 92840-2816
400187 Advance Beauty College Garden Grove (CA) 92843
368832 Thanh Le College School of Cosmetology Garden Grove (CA) 92840
481128 Santa Ana Beauty College Santa Ana (CA) 92706-2321

Stations (47)

Amtrak & bus stations near Garden Grove, CA

Code Name Address Type
ANA Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center 2150 East Katella Avenue RAIL
SNA Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center 1000 East Santa Ana Boulevard RAIL
FUL Fullerton Transportation Center 120 East Santa Fe Avenue RAIL
IRV Irvine Transportation Center 15215 Barranca Parkway RAIL
LBC Long Beach, California 601 North Long Beach Blvd. BUS

Post offices near Garden Grove

Post Office Name City ZIP
Garden Grov Post Office Garden Grove (CA) 92842
King Post Office Santa Ana (CA) 92706
Bolsa Post Office Westminster (CA) 92684
Brookhurst Center Post Office Anaheim (CA) 92814
Holiday Post Office Anaheim (CA) 92812

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Other cities in Orange County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Orange County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Anaheim 353,676 The second most populous city in Orange County, California and the center of the Anaheim metropolitan area.
Santa Ana 331,301 The most populous city in Orange County, California and the center of the Santa Ana metropolitan area.
Irvine 283,700 A city located in Orange County, California.
Huntington Beach 198,246 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
Fullerton 139,921 The eighth most populous city in Orange County, California.
Orange 138,192 The sixth most populous city in California.
Costa Mesa 112,366 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
Mission Viejo 94,242 A city in Orange County, California.
Westminster 89,740 A city in Orange County, California.
Newport Beach 86,834 A city in Orange County, California.
Lake Forest 85,329 A city in Orange County, California.
Buena Park 81,269 A city in Orange County, California.
Tustin 79,815 A city in Orange County, California.
Yorba Linda 68,027 A city in Orange County, California.
Laguna Niguel 64,569 The most populous city in Orange County, California.
San Clemente 64,551 The most populous city in Orange County, California.

Distance to Other Cities

Garden Grove distances to largest California cities