West Garden Grove (sometimes referred to as Garden Park) is a community encompassing the western portions of the city of Garden Grove, California in Orange County, California. The term is used on an unofficial basis and is not recognized by the City of Garden Grove. It is bordered to the north by Cypress, to the west by Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, to the south by Westminster, and to the east by Garden Grove, and connected to the rest of Garden Grove by a narrow strip along Garden Grove Boulevard. It includes the entire 92845 ZIP Code, and is designated as the areas west of Knott Avenue to the Garden Grove city border. The community is more affluent than the rest of Garden Grove, with a median income $25,000 greater than the main body of the city. There is also less crime, a lower poverty rate, and the population density is lower compared to the rest of Garden Grove. As of the 2000 Census, 15,864 people reside in West Garden Grove.
As of the census
of 2000 for the 92845 ZIP Code
, there were 15,864 people, 5,589 households, and 5,107 families residing in the community. The population density
was 7,921.4/mi². There were 5,589 housing units at an average density of 2,937.5/mi². The racial makeup of the community was 82.43% White
, 1.06% Black
or African American
, 0.61% Native American
, 9.28% Asian
, 0.37% Pacific Islander
, 2.81% from other races
, and 3.80% from two or more races. 10.93% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 5,589 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the community the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.5 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.
The median income for a household in the community was $66,830, and the median income for a family was $73,850. Males had a median income of $52,165 versus $37,281 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,439. About 4.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
The community receives all its services from the city of Garden Grove
. West Garden Grove has different representatives from the rest of Garden Grove in the congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and County Supervisor Districts. It is served by California's 40th congressional district
whereas the remainder of the city is served under the California's 44th congressional district
. The community is served by the 35th California State Senate
district whereas the rest of the city is served by the 34th California State Senate
district. West Garden Grove is served by the California State Assembly
district 67, where the rest of the city is served by the 68th district. Within the county, West Garden Grove is within the jurisdiction of District 2 under the Orange County Board of Supervisors
and the remainder of the city is served under District 1.
Parks and Recreation
In West Garden Grove, there are three community parks, Eastgate Park, Westgrove Park, and Edgar Park. The westernmost border is located 4.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean
. To the east of the community, an abundant supply of jobs are located in the industrial park east of Knott Avenue. There are three strip malls in the community located along Valley View Street. The Garden Grove West Library is located west of Valley View Street on the corner of Chapman and Bailey Street.
West Garden Grove is served under the Garden Grove Unified School District
, and has 8 schools located within its boundaries; 6 elementary schools, 1 intermediate school, and 1 high school. There are no colleges, or universities within the community limits, nor are there any special education schools.
- Edgar School, now used as a GGUSD meeting center
- Loyal Barker Elementary School
- Garden Park School
- Enders Elementary School
- Patton Elementary School
- Hilton D. Bell Intermediate School
- Luis Lake Intermediate School
East to West
- Lampson Avenue
- Chapman Avenue
- 22 Freeway
North to South
- Valley View Street
- Springdale Street
- Knott Street