Garden Grove, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Garden Grove, California - Basic Facts

The City of Garden Grove had a population of 178,850 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Garden Grove: Gardengrove.

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Garden Grove, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 178,850
Population in Households 176,677
Population in Familes 153,906
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,173
Population Density2 9,960
Diversity Index3 85
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,780
Average Household Income $85,472
Per Capita Income $23,120

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 48,733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,733 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,404 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,596 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $484,100
Average Home Value $515,767
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 47,137
Average Household Size 3.75
Family Households 38,026
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.53% 0.57%
Households 0.26% 0.42%
Families 0.27% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

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, 2018 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 Density # 69 96th
Diversity Index # 197 87th
Median Household Income # 591 61st
Per Capita Income # 1077 29th

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