Garden Grove, CA

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Living in Garden Grove

Garden Grove is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 171,644 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.

Garden Grove is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.83%), sales jobs (9.92%), and food service (6.95%).

Also of interest is that Garden Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Garden Grove is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Garden Grove, the average commute to work is 30.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Garden Grove overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Garden Grove, 22.29% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Garden Grove in 2018 was $25,804, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,216 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 36.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Garden Grove include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Garden Grove also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 44.34%.

The most common language spoken in Garden Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.