Garden Grove, Iowa
—  City  —
Decatur County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Garden Grove Highlighted.svg
Location of Garden Grove, Iowa
Coordinates: Template:StateAbbr2 40°49′35″N 93°36′28″W / 40.82639°N 93.60778°W / 40.82639; -93.60778
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County Decatur
 - Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 - Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 250
 - Density 359.0/sq mi (138.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50103
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-29775
GNIS feature ID 0456823

Garden Grove is a city in Decatur County, Iowa, United States. The population was 250 at the 2000 census.


On April 23, 1846, emigrants affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints established a semi-permanent settlement, which they named Garden Grove. The name comes from a pioneer tradition in which one party of travelers would plant a garden that a following party could harvest. They enclosed and planted 715 acres (2.89 km2) and founded a village to support and supply future companies of pioneers. On average, about 600 Latter-day Saints resided in Garden Grove. By 1852, the Mormon settlers had moved on to Utah, selling the property and improvements to other American frontiersmen. Garden Grove is a site on the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. A marker just west of the city, overlooking a wooded ravine, marks the site of the former Mormon Cemetery.


Garden Grove is located at 40°49′35″N 93°36′28″W / 40.82639°N 93.60778°W / 40.82639; -93.60778 (40.826479, -93.607732)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.



View of water tower and town centre

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 250 people, 96 households, and 64 families residing in the city. The population density was 359.0 people per square mile (137.9/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 162.3/sq mi (62.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.60% White and 0.40% Native American.

There were 96 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 115.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,844, and the median income for a family was $29,464. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,301. About 28.3% of families and 35.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 28.2% of those sixty five or over.


  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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