Garden Grove is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 175,393 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Garden Grove is the 25th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Garden Grove are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Garden Grove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Garden Grove is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden Grove who work in office and administrative support (14.23%), sales jobs (10.37%), and personal care services (7.39%).
The education level of Garden Grove citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.88% of adults 25 and older in Garden Grove have a college degree.
The per capita income in Garden Grove in 2010 was $21,275, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,100 for a family of four. However, Garden Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Garden Grove is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Garden Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Garden Grove residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Garden Grove also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Garden Grove include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Garden Grove also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 44.68%.
The most common language spoken in Garden Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.