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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.

People

Total Population 174,721
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 78,825
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 47.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,436
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,079
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,743

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,577
% Above Poverty Level 82.4%
% Below Poverty Level 17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,338
Median House Value $421,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 73.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.4%
Irish 3.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Garden Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles S of Anaheim, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 92840, 92841, 92843, 92844, 92845
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92842, 92846
Phone Area Codes 714
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.773
Longitude -117.94

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)

Station SANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 69 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station ANAHEIM
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches
Station TUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anaheim 345,578 $64,816
Fountain Valley 56,696 $94,238
Orange 139,761 $86,771
Santa Ana 333,268 $50,439
Stanton 38,625 $47,210
Westminster 91,719 $57,194

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Garden Grove Hospitals

GARDEN GROVE HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
12601 GARDEN GROVE BLVD
(714) 537-5160
Emergency Service: Yes

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Garden Grove High Schools

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SANTIAGO HIGH
12342 TRASK AVE.
714-663-6215
A Title I School.
Serves 2,053 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.8

GARDEN GROVE HIGH
11271 STANFORD AVE.
714-663-6115
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,002 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.7

PACIFICA HIGH
6851 LAMPSON AVE.
714-663-6515
Serves 1,894 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27

RANCHO ALAMITOS HIGH
11351 DALE ST.
714-663-6415
A Title I School.
Serves 1,783 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.1

BOLSA GRANDE HIGH
9401 WESTMINSTER AVE.
714-663-6424
A Title I School.
Serves 1,522 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

MARIE L. HARE CONTINUATION HIGH SCHOOL
12012 MAGNOLIA
714-663-6508
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 336 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.7

JORDAN SECONDARY LEARNING CENT
9915 WOODBURY AVE.
714-663-6486
A Special Education School
Serves 63 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL-CONTINUATION
11262 GARDEN GROVE BLVD.
714-663-6532
A Non-traditional School
Serves 43 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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