Garden Grove, CA

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Population

174,812

0.0779% growth

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$62,675

3.56% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Number of Employees

83,779

1.8% growth

Median Property Value

$476,300

6.87% growth

About

In 2017, Garden Grove, CA had a population of 175k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $62,675. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Garden Grove, CA grew from 174,676 to 174,812, a 0.0779% increase and its median household income grew from $60,522 to $62,675, a 3.56% increase.

The population of Garden Grove, CA is 39.7% Asian Alone, 36.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 20.7% White Alone. 67.6% of the people in Garden Grove, CA speak a non-English language, and 84.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Garden Grove, CA are Advance Beauty College (513 degrees awarded in 2016), Concorde Career College-Garden Grove (460 degrees), and Career Academy of Beauty (152 degrees).

The median property value in Garden Grove, CA is $476,300, and the homeownership rate is 53.8%. Most people in Garden Grove, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Garden Grove, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Garden Grove, CA employs 83.8k people. The largest industries in Garden Grove, CA are Manufacturing (13,914 people), Retail Trade (9,703 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,576 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,879), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,540), and Public Administration ($57,051).

Median household income in Garden Grove, CA is $62,675. Males in Garden Grove, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Garden Grove, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,675

2017 value

± $1,580

3.56%

1 Year Growth

± 3.19%

Households in Garden Grove, CA have a median annual income of $62,675, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,522 in 2016, which represents a 3.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Garden Grove, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Garden Grove, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Garden Grove, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1100.04

  2. Census Tract 1100.05

  3. Census Tract 884.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Garden Grove, CA was Census Tract 1100.04 with a value of $98,446, followed by Census Tract 1100.05 and Census Tract 884.01, with respective values of $96,420 and $77,022.

The following map shows all of the places in Garden Grove, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Garden Grove, CA (27.3k out of 173k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    11,629 ± 801

  2. Asian

    10,869 ± 678

  3. White

    9,506 ± 686

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Garden Grove, CA is Hispanic, followed by Asian and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

83.8k

2017 Value

± 1,859

1.8%

1 Year growth

± 3.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Garden Grove, CA grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 82.3k employees to 83.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Garden Grove, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,664 people), Production Occupations (9,296 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,517 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Garden Grove, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Garden Grove, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,664 people), Production Occupations (9,296 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,517 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Garden Grove, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.91 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Garden Grove, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($84,375), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,083), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($70,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

83.8k

2017 Value

± 1,859

1.8%

1 Year growth

± 3.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Garden Grove, CA grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 82.3k employees to 83.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Garden Grove, CA, are Manufacturing (13,914 people), Retail Trade (9,703 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,576 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Garden Grove, CA, though some of these residents may live in Garden Grove, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Garden Grove, CA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (13,914 people), Retail Trade (9,703 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,576 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Garden Grove, CA has an unusually high number of Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.71 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.64 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Garden Grove, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($99,879), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,540), and Public Administration ($57,051).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.2% of the population of Garden Grove, CA has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 30.4% on Medicaid, 7.63% on Medicare, 9.28% on non-group plans, and 0.784% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Garden Grove, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Garden Grove, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.8%

Uninsured

40.1%

Employer Coverage

30.4%

Medicaid

7.63%

Medicare

9.28%

Non-Group

0.784%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Garden Grove, CA declined by 18.7% from 14.5% to 11.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Garden Grove, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Garden Grove, CA is home to a population of 175k people, from which 84.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 44% of Garden Grove, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Garden Grove, CA is composed of 69.4k Asian Alone residents (39.7%), 64.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (36.6%), 36.2k White Alone residents (20.7%), 2.37k Two or More Races residents (1.36%), 1.61k Black or African American Alone residents (0.919%), 514 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.294%), 500 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.286%), and 219 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.125%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Garden Grove, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (49,068 speakers), Vietnamese (46,853 speakers), and Korean (4,582 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Garden Grove, CA was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Garden Grove, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Garden Grove, CA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

44%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

44.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 44% of Garden Grove, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Garden Grove, CA was 44.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Garden Grove, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Garden Grove, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

84.1%

2017 Citizenship

83.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.1% of Garden Grove, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Garden Grove, CA was 83.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    69.4k ± 1.6k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    64.1k ± 2.87k

  3. White Alone

    36.2k ± 1.46k

In 2017, there were 1.08 times more Asian Alone residents (69.4k people) in Garden Grove, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 64.1k Hispanic or Latino and 36.2k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Garden Grove, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    49,068 speakers (29.8%)

  2. Vietnamese

    46,853 speakers (28.5%)

  3. Korean

    4,582 speakers (2.78%)

67.6% of Garden Grove, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Garden Grove, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 29.8% of the overall population of Garden Grove, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 28.5% speak Vietnamese and 2.78% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,786 ± 241

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    862 ± 199

  3. Korea

    562 ± 121

Garden Grove, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Garden Grove, CA awarded 1,415 degrees. The student population of Garden Grove, CA is skewed towards women, with 430 male students and 1,283 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Garden Grove, CA are Asian (609 and 43.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (380 and 26.9%), White (239 and 16.9%), and Unknown (89 and 6.31%).

The largest universities in Garden Grove, CA by number of degrees awarded are Advance Beauty College (513 and 36.3%), Concorde Career College-Garden Grove (460 and 32.5%), and Career Academy of Beauty (152 and 10.7%).

The most popular majors in Garden Grove, CA are Nail Specialist & Manicurist (372 and 26.3%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (168 and 11.9%), and Medical Assistant (129 and 9.12%).

The median tuition costs in Garden Grove, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 129 degrees awarded

  2. 372 degrees awarded

  3. 168 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Garden Grove, CA was Medical Assistant with 129 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Garden Grove, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 513 degrees awarded

  2. 460 degrees awarded

  3. 152 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Garden Grove, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Advance Beauty College with 513 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

293

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,122

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 293 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Garden Grove, CA, which is 0.261 times less than the 1,122 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    609 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    380 degrees awarded

  3. White

    239 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Garden Grove, CA were to Asian students. These 609 degrees mean that there were 1.6 times more Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 380 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Garden Grove, CA was $476,300 in 2017, which is 2.19 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $445,700 to $476,300, a 6.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Garden Grove, CA is 53.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Garden Grove, CA have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Garden Grove, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$62,675

Median Household Income

± $1,580

47.5k

Number of Households

± 1,322

In 2017, the median household income of the 47.5k households in Garden Grove, CA grew to $62,675 from the previous year's value of $60,522.

The following chart displays the households in Garden Grove, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$476,300

2017 Median

± $5,203

$445,700

2016 Median

± $5,259

In 2017, the median property value in Garden Grove, CA grew to to $476,300 from the previous year's value of $445,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Garden Grove, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Garden Grove, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Garden Grove, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Garden Grove, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

53.8%

2017 Homeownership

53.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.8% of the housing units in Garden Grove, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Garden Grove, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Garden Grove, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Garden Grove, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Garden Grove, CA have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Garden Grove, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.5%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Garden Grove, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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