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Garden Grove, California

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Welcome to Garden Grove ...

The city of Garden Grove is located in Orange County.

A typical abbreviation for Garden Grove: Garden Grv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Garden Grove has a population of 174,226 people<1> (see below for details).

Garden Grove was incorporated June 18, 1956.

The community of Garden Grove is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Garden Grove lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Garden Grove: (714) & (657)<3>

The ZIP codes for Garden Grove: 92840-92846<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Garden Grove had a population of 170,883 people (which is 5.68% of the total population of Orange County). This makes Garden Grove the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Garden Grove represents 0.46% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 170,883 people, the population of Garden Grove increased 3.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 165,196 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Garden Grove had an population of 174,226 people. This is an increase of 1.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.47% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Garden Grove.

Communities near Garden Grove ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Compton   [Map]   97,612   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Costa Mesa   [Map]   113,825   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Downey   [Map]   113,092   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   140,392   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Huntington Beach   [Map]   201,874   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Irvine   [Map]   277,453   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Garden Grove.

Communities Also Named Garden Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Garden Grove - they are located in Florida (2), Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Garden Grove.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Garden Grove. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Garden Grove. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Garden Grove. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Garden Grove:

Websites for Garden Grove ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Garden Grove ...

Looking for more information about Garden Grove? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Garden Grove, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Garden Grove.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Garden Grove.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Garden Grove - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (657) is an overlay for area code (714).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Garden Grove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Garden Grove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Garden Grove includes: 92840, 92841, 92842, 92843, 92844, 92845 & 92846.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Garden Grove) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Garden Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Garden Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garden Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7742, Longitude: -117.9380     [Map].

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