Garden Grove, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 202 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.2%
 
Males: 108  (53.8%)
Females: 94  (46.2%)
Median resident age:  43.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50103.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,781 (it was $19,844 in 2000)
Garden Grove:

$31,781
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $16,761 (it was $10,301 in 2000)

Garden Grove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $46,505 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Garden Grove:

$46,505
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $59,797; Detached houses: $62,424; Mobile homes: $32,020

Median gross rent in 2016: $811.

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  • Races in Garden Grove, IA (2010)

    Garden Grove races chart
    • 20496.7%White alone
    • 31.4%Two or more races
    • 20.9%Black alone
    • 20.9%Hispanic

Races in Garden Grove detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garden Grove: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (25.0%), Irish (21.4%), German (14.3%), English (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/14/1879

Elevation: 1110 feet

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 290 people per square mile   (very low).

Garden Grove,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Garden Grove:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garden Grove city:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 6.6%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

3.3%
Iowa:

4.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Garden Grove, Iowa as of November 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Garden Grove to the number of sex offenders is 184 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,188 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $769 (1.9%)

Garden Grove satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (52.9 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (129.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (315.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Le Roy, IA (1.9 miles) , Humeston, IA (2.5 miles ), Weldon, IA (2.9 miles) , Leon, IA (3.1 miles ), Van Wert, IA (3.2 miles ), Derby, IA (3.3 miles) , Woodburn, IA (3.6 miles ), Decatur City, IA (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 40.83 N, Longitude: 93.61 W

Area code: 641

Garden Grove household income distribution Garden Grove home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+9.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Garden Grove: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Garden Grove, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garden Grove-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the Garden Grove city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 tornado 19.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garden Grove-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 346.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 334.1 miles away from Garden Grove center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 334.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 358.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 368.1 miles away from Garden Grove center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garden Grove topographic map

Birthplace of: Kink Richards - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Garden Grove:

  • LEON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LEON, IA)
  • WESTVIEW ACRES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LEON, IA)

Amtrak station near Garden Grove:

  • 17 miles: OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garden Grove:

  • Drake University (about 54 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 61 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 66 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Truman State University (about 70 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 75 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Iowa State University (about 84 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 97 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)

Public high school in Garden Grove:

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Library in Garden Grove:

  • GARDEN GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,069; Location: 103 W MAIN ST; 5,278 books; 48 audio materials; 101 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 1 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Garden Grove: Garden Grove Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (A), Garden Grove City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Decatur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.08
U.S.:

6.40
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 34.4%
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Iowa average:

10.4

Garden Grove travel time to work - commute Garden Grove mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Garden Grove city (based on Decatur County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,38316
Other6324
Mainline Protestant6308
Catholic1952
None5,617-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Decatur County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Decatur County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

26.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,040$24,4801$1,530
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$610
Totals for Government 1$2,040$24,4807$2,140

Garden Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($84.16)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($138.61)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($84.16)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($79.21)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($79.21)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($49.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($39.60)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($39.60)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($14.85)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($9.90)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($9.90)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($4.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($44.55)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $2,000 ($9.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($4.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($118.81)

Garden Grove government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $29,000 ($143.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($54.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($64.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($49.50)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($19.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($128.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($99.01)
    General Support: $3,000 ($14.85)
  • Tax - Property: $24,000 ($118.81)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($34.65)

Garden Grove government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $163,000 ($806.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $154,000 ($762.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($44.55)

Garden Grove government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $109,000 ($539.60)

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clarke County, IA  0.95% ($45,280 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.72% ($40,053)


9.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,988 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.10%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clarke County, IA  1.25% ($23,500 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  1.03% ($27,607)
to Ringgold County, IA  0.37% ($19,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garden Grove:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garden Grove:

  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Garden Grove fatal accident list:

Sep 27, 1992 02:00 AM, 7825, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Robert Mauer, 4.1 Miles Se Of Garden Grove, Iowa (Lat: 40.762694 Lon: -93.595750), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 8779247782, Lp94238@alltel.Net, 404 HOWLAND STREET
  • ROBERT MAUER, 4.1 Miles Se Of Garden Grove, Iowa (Lat: 40.762694 Lon: -93.595750), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 8779247782, Bmauer@i35-Swt.Com, 404 HOWLAND STREET
  • ROBERT MAUER, 4.1 Miles Se Of Garden Grove, Iowa (Lat: 40.762694 Lon: -93.595750), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 8779247782, Bmauer@i35-Swt.Com, 404 HOWLAND STREET
  • Robert Mauer, 4.1 Miles Se Of Garden Grove, Iowa (Lat: 40.762694 Lon: -93.595750), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 8009445526, Bmauer@chatmobility.Com, 404 HOWLAND STREET

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0FSQ, Licensee ID: L01446574, Grant Date: 11/19/2008, Expiration Date: 11/19/2018, Certifier: Robin R Bradford, Registrant: Robin R Bradford, 202 W Arvilla St Box103, Garden Grove, IA 50103

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 281SV , Serial Number: 00-301029, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/2000
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Fred Olson, 17913 340th Ave, Garden Grove, IA 50103, Other Owners: Kay Olson
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 44476 , Serial Number: 10276, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Duane Alan Skinner, 18741 320th Ave, Garden Grove, IA 50103

Drinking water stations with addresses in Garden Grove and their reported violations in the past:

GARDEN GROVE WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 216, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and AUG-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and AUG-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2013)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Garden Grove, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John875.4 years
William776.7 years
Fred477.7 years
Clarence475.3 years
Leo486.0 years
Charles379.0 years
Gerald371.6 years
Donald382.7 years
Carl377.7 years
Lucille375.0 years
Most common last names in Garden Grove, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1171.3 years
Barnhart578.4 years
Braby580.6 years
Coffey586.8 years
Gehlhaar477.5 years
Lovett485.5 years
Hill377.3 years
Boor374.0 years
Arnold384.3 years
Jones372.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (9%)

Garden Grove compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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