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City of Garden Grove                     

General Law City
Incorporated: June 18, 1956
City Hall: 11222 Acacia Parkway, Garden Grove, CA 92840
City Telephones: (714) 741-5000; Fax (714) 741-5205
Internet: http://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us
Population (2000 Census): 165,196 (1990 Census: 143,050) (For latest estimated population, click here)
Population Density (2000 Census): 9,167
Population Under Age 18 (2000 Census): 28.5% (1990 Census: 26.3%)
Population Over Age 64 (2000 Census): 9.5% (1990 Census: 8.7%)
Land Area: 18.02 square miles (46.68 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.02 square miles (0.05 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.778766-117.960267

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Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce: 12866 Main St, #102, Garden Grove, CA 92840; (714) 638-7950; Fax (714) 636-6672

The town was founded in 1874 by physician, lawyer and developer, Dr. Alonzo Cook. Residents did not feel that the name suggested by him, Garden Grove, appropriately described the area's open terrain. Cook's response was, "We'll make it appropriate by planting trees and making it beautiful."

 

 

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