Garden Grove, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 197 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.2%
 
Males: 98  (50.0%)
Females: 99  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50103.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,410 (it was $19,844 in 2000)
Garden Grove:

$42,410
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,987 (it was $10,301 in 2000)

Garden Grove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $33,436 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Garden Grove:

$33,436
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $51,711; detached houses: $52,469; mobile homes: $35,981

Median gross rent in 2019: $731.

March 2019 cost of living index in Garden Grove: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.4%
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Garden Grove, Iowa as of July 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Garden Grove is 184 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (26.9%), German (15.4%), Irish (13.5%), English (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/14/1879

Elevation: 1110 feet

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 283 people per square mile   (very low).

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1 resident is foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Iowa:

5.3%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Garden Grove city:

1.1% ($238)
Iowa:

1.3% ($1,077)

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

Distribution of median household income in Garden Grove, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Garden Grove, IA in 2019
Garden Grove satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+9.6%).
Most common industries in Garden Grove, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.3%)
  • Truck transportation (8.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
  • Food (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (14.6%)
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Truck transportation (12.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.7%)
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Garden Grove, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.3%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.7%)
  • Registered nurses (6.5%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (4.3%)

Average climate in Garden Grove, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Garden Grove, Iowa average temperatures Garden Grove, Iowa average precipitation Garden Grove, Iowa humidity Garden Grove, Iowa wind speed Garden Grove, Iowa snowfall Garden Grove, Iowa sunshine Garden Grove, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 17.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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.:

5.56

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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 266% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 353.3 miles away from Garden Grove center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 346.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 404.4 miles away from Garden Grove center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 346.1 miles away from Garden Grove 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 the city 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 Garden Grove 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 (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garden Grove topographic map

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:

See full list of schools located in Garden Grove

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Kink Richards - Football player.

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

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)
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

For population 15 years and over in Garden Grove:

Marital status in Garden Grove, IA
  • Never married: 13.2%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 8.2%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 1.4%

For population 25 years and over in Garden Grove:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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:
Decatur County:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Garden Grove:

50.9%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Garden Grove:

46.6%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Garden Grove:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.7%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Garden Grove:

5.7%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Garden Grove:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Garden Grove:

32.8%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
Garden Grove:

58.2%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Garden Grove:

75.2%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Garden Grove, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 0$0 2$948
Local Libraries 0$0 1$270
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$182
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,200
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$173
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$49
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$221
Totals for Government 0$0 15$3,043

Garden Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,000 ($147.21)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($137.06)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($96.45)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($86.29)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($76.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($76.14)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($45.69)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($35.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $7,000 ($35.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($20.30)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($15.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($10.15)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($10.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($5.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($30.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,000 ($213.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($71.07)

Garden Grove government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $30,000 ($152.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($86.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000 ($45.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $11,000 ($55.84)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($50.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $46,000 ($233.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $21,000 ($106.60)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($187.82)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,000 ($60.91)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($10.15)

Garden Grove government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $454,000 ($2304.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $439,000 ($2228.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000 ($76.14)

Garden Grove government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $153,000 ($776.65)

5.04% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,169 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clarke County, IA  1.05% ($39,778 average AGI)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clarke County, IA  1.22% ($33,625 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.80% ($24,762)

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.1mTotal length
  • 1,025Total average daily traffic
  • 162Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,025Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Garden Grove, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Garden Grove, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Garden Grove)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0FSQ, Licensee ID: L01446574, Grant Date: 09/14/2018, Expiration Date: 11/19/2028, Certifier: Robin R Bradford, Registrant: Robin R Bradford, 202 W Arvilla St Box103, Garden Grove, IA 50103

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, N44476, N-44476, Serial Number: 10276, Year manufactured: 1946, Certificate Issue Date: 03/04/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Duane Alan Skinner, 18741 320th Ave, Garden Grove, IA 50103

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Garden Grove, IA
  • 54.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.2%Electricity
  • 7.9%Other fuel
  • 4.8%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Garden Grove, IA
  • 90.0%Electricity
  • 10.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Garden Grove compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below 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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