Garden Grove, CA
Garden Grove is a city located in Orange County, California. Garden Grove has the second-largest Vietnamese American population (47,331) of any city in the nation.
History of Garden Grove, CA
Garden Grove was founded by Alonzo Cook in 1874. It remained a small rural crossroads until the arrival of the railroad in 1905. The rail connection helped the town prosper with crops of orange, walnuts, chili peppers and later strawberries. In 1933, much of the town’s central business district was destroyed by the Long Beach earthquake, and one person was killed at the high school. The post-World War II boom led to rapid development, and Garden Grove was incorporated as a city in 1956.
By 1960, the population had grown to 85,000; by 1970 it was 120,000. After the Fall of Saigon in 1975, there was a large influx of Vietnamese refugees settling in Garden Grove, especially in the late 1970s and throughout the 80s, forming a large percentage of Asian Americans in the city.
Population of Garden Grove, CA
The population of Garden Grove was 170,883 at the 2010 U.S. Census.
Top employers in Garden Grove, CA
- Prime Healthcare Services
- Air Industries Corp.
- Driessen Aircraft Interior Systems
- Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
- Hyatt Regency Orange County
- GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems
- Crystal Cathedral Ministries
- C & D Zodiac
Garden Grove, CA Zip Codes: 92840, 92841, 92842, 92843, 92844, 92845,92846
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