Garden Grove, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garden Grove, California - Basic Facts

The City of Garden Grove had a population of 177,643 as of July 1, 2016. Garden Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garden Grove is located at latitude 33.7788 and longitude -117.9605 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garden Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 89 feet.

The City of Garden Grove (GNIS ID: 2410568) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Garden Grove is located within Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garden Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Garden Grove: Gardengrove.

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Garden Grove, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 177,643
Population in Households 175,468
Population in Familes 151,961
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,175
Population Density1 9,893
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 47,071
Average Household Size 3.73
Family Households 37,917
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 48,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,168 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,903 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,894 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $451,788
Average Home Value $459,173


Median Household Income $59,560
Average Household Income $77,441
Per Capita Income $21,109
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.77%
Households 0.32% 0.62%
Families 0.31% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Garden Grove, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden Grove to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 98th
Population Density1 # 67 96th
Diversity Index2 # 180 88th
Median Household Income # 635 58th
Per Capita Income # 1082 29th

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