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Overview

Introduction to Garden Grove, California

Incorporated in 1956, Garden Grove is within the combined Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside metropolitan area which has a population of about 17 million people. Located in the southern part of the state, Garden Grove lies 35 miles southeast of the city of Los Angeles. Eight miles to the southwest is the Pacific Ocean.

The average daily high and low temperatures in August are 84 and 64 degrees. January provides daily highs and lows of 69 and 47 degrees.

Manufacturing accounts for 23% of employment in Garden Grove. Major employers are:

  • Garden Grove Hospital.
  • C&D Zodiac, Inc.
  • Crystal Cathedral.
  • Air Industries Corp.
  • Office Max.
  • Money Mailers.
  • GKN Aerospace.
  • Leiner Health Products.
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel.
  • Costco Wholesale Corp.
  • Saint Gobain Performance Plastics.

Garden Grove History

In 1874, an attorney and physician named Alonzo Cook moved here. At the time there was a small farming community numbering in the hundreds. Before he left in 1881 he had provided the village with several community institutions and the name Garden Grove, donating much land and time in the effort. A railroad in 1905 provided transportation for agricultural crops such as oranges, walnuts, and chili peppers. It also brought more people. Further growth occurred as a result of World War II. An influx of Vietnamese and Koreans occurred in the 1970s.

Arts and Leisure

Cultural, historical and leisure attractions in Garden Grove include:

  • The Crystal Cathedral.
  • The largest mosque west of the Mississippi at the Islamic Society of Orange County.
  • The Garden Grove Playhouse.
  • The "We the People" statue.
  • The "Union Passage" statue.
  • The Arab-American, Korean, Strawberry and Tet Festivals.
  • Many cultural and sports attractions in the greater Los Angeles area.

Demographics

People

Total Population174,812
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+82,137
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,763
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,040
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,931

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,030
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone15%
Median Gross Rent$1,421
Median House Value$476,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.3%
German4.3%
Irish3.4%
English3.1%
Italian1.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Arab0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Polish0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Hungarian0.3%
African0.2%
Russian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
US/American0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
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Garden Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes92840, 92841, 92843, 92844, 92845
P.O. Box Zip Codes92842, 92846
Phone Area Codes657,714
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.78
Approximate Longitude-117.93

Garden 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)

StationSANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp47 to 69 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationANAHEIM
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.2 inches
StationTUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anaheim349,007$69,659
Fountain Valley56,640$96,809
Orange140,289$91,927
Santa Ana334,493$54,609
Stanton38,648$50,943
Westminster91,785$62,597

Garden Grove Hospitals

Garden Grove Hospital And Medical Center
(Proprietary)
12601 Garden Grove Blvd.

Garden Grove Public Schools

Agnes Ware Stanley Elementary
12201 Elmwood Ave.
ZIP: 92840
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
C. C. Violette Elementary
12091 Lampson Ave.
ZIP: 92840
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate
10851 E. Lampson Ave.
ZIP: 92840
Middle
Total Enrollment 616
Earl Warren Elementary
12871 Estock Dr.
ZIP: 92840
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Ethel M. Evans Elementary
12281 Nelson St.
ZIP: 92840
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Faylane Elementary
11731 Morrie Ln.
ZIP: 92840
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Garden Grove High
11271 Stanford Ave.
ZIP: 92840
High
Total Enrollment 2540
Genevieve M. Crosby Elementary
12181 W. St.
ZIP: 92840
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Izaak Walton Intermediate
12181 Buaro St.
ZIP: 92840
Middle
Total Enrollment 573
Lampson Elementary
13321 Lampson Ave.
ZIP: 92840
Primary
Total Enrollment 846
Louis Lake Intermediate
10801 Orangewood Ave.
ZIP: 92840
Middle
Total Enrollment 568
Mark Twain Special Center
11802 Loara St.
ZIP: 92840
Other
Total Enrollment 70
Parkview Elementary
12272 Wilken Way
ZIP: 92840
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Alamitos Intermediate
12381 Dale St.
ZIP: 92841
Middle
Total Enrollment 778
Brookhurst Elementary
9821 Catherine Ave.
ZIP: 92841
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Bryant Elementary
8371 Orangewood Ave.
ZIP: 92841
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
Ernest O. Lawrence Elementary
12521 Monroe
ZIP: 92841
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Gilbert Elementary
9551 Orangewood Ave.
ZIP: 92841
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Linton T. Simmons Elementary
11602 Steele Dr.
ZIP: 92841
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Louis G. Zeyen Elementary
12081 S. Magnolia St.
ZIP: 92841
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Marie L. Hare High
12012 Magnolia St.
ZIP: 92841
High
Total Enrollment 335
Rancho Alamitos High
11351 Dale St.
ZIP: 92841
High
Total Enrollment 1813
Skylark Elementary
11250 Macmurray St.
ZIP: 92841
Primary
Stanford Elementary
12721 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 92841
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Wakeham Elementary
7772 Chapman Ave.
ZIP: 92841
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Clinton Elementary
13641 Clinton St.
ZIP: 92843
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary
13221 Lilly St.
ZIP: 92843
Primary
Total Enrollment 835
Excelsior Elementary
10421 Woodbury Rd.
ZIP: 92843
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
James Irvine Intermediate
10552 Hazard Ave.
ZIP: 92843
Middle
Total Enrollment 857
Leroy L. Doig Intermediate
12752 Trask Ave.
ZIP: 92843
Middle
Total Enrollment 856
Lincoln High Continuation
11262 Garden Grove Blvd.
ZIP: 92843
High
Total Enrollment 26
Mitchell Elementary
13451 Taft Ave.
ZIP: 92843
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Morningside Elementary
10521 Morningside Dr.
ZIP: 92843
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Ocia A. Peters Elementary
13162 Newhope St.
ZIP: 92843
Primary
Total Enrollment 1228
Riverdale Elementary
13222 Lewis St.
ZIP: 92843
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Santiago High
12342 Trask Ave.
ZIP: 92843
High
Total Enrollment 2214
Thomas Paine Elementary
15792 Ward St.
ZIP: 92843
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Woodbury Elementary
11362 Woodbury Rd.
ZIP: 92843
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
A. J. Cook Elementary
9802 Woodbury Ave.
ZIP: 92844
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Anderson Elementary
8902 Hewitt Pl.
ZIP: 92844
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Bolsa Grande High
9401 W.minster Ave.
ZIP: 92844
High
Total Enrollment 2054
Donald S. Jordan Intermediate
9821 Woodbury Rd.
ZIP: 92844
Middle
Total Enrollment 697
John Murdy Elementary
14851 Donegal Dr.
ZIP: 92844
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Jordan Secondary Learning Center
9915 Woodbury Ave.
ZIP: 92844
High
Total Enrollment 91
Meairs Elementary
8441 Trask Ave.
ZIP: 92844
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Merton E. Hill Elementary
9681 11th St.
ZIP: 92844
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Sunnyside Elementary
9972 E. Russell Ave.
ZIP: 92844
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Enders Elementary
12302 Springdale St.
ZIP: 92845
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Garden Park Elementary
6562 Stanford Ave.
ZIP: 92845
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Hilton D. Bell Intermediate
12345 Springdale St.
ZIP: 92845
Middle
Total Enrollment 676
Loyal Barker Elementary
12565 Springdale St.
ZIP: 92845
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Pacifica High
6851 Lampson Ave.
ZIP: 92845
High
Total Enrollment 1773
Patton Elementary
6861 Santa Rita Ave.
ZIP: 92845
Primary
Total Enrollment 1006

Garden Grove Private Schools

Children Of Light Preschool
12672 Brookhurst St
ZIP: 92840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
O C Kids Preschool
11362 Brookhurst St
ZIP: 92840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Page Private School-garden Grove
12111 Buaro St
ZIP: 92840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 47
St Callistus Catholic School
12901 Lewis St
ZIP: 92840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
St Columban School
10855 Stanford Ave
ZIP: 92840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 187
Hope Christian Academy
12211 Magnolia St
ZIP: 92841
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 180
King Of Kings Lutheran
13431 Newhope St
ZIP: 92843
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Orangewood Academy
13732 Clinton St
ZIP: 92843
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 206
St Paul's Lutheran School
13082 Bowen St
ZIP: 92843
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
Orange Crescent School
1 Al Rahman Plaza
ZIP: 92844
Elementary
Total Enrollment 269
Montessori Greenhouse School
5856 Belgrave Ave
ZIP: 92845
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
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