Garden City, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garden City, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Garden City had a population of 11,960 as of July 1, 2016. Garden City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garden City is located at latitude 43.6695 and longitude -116.2937 in Ada County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garden City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Ada County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,674 feet.

The City of Garden City (GNIS ID: 2410567) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Garden City is located within Eagle Division of Ada County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garden City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Garden City, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,960
Population in Households 11,825
Population in Familes 8,484
Population in Group Qrtrs 135
Population Density1 2,960
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 5,309
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 2,993
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,881 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,905 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,404 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 572 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $188,202
Average Home Value $252,850


Median Household Income $41,255
Average Household Income $65,578
Per Capita Income $28,730
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.39% 1.62%
Households 1.36% 1.64%
Families 0.79% 1.36%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Garden City, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden City to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 92nd
Population Density1 # 7 97th
Diversity Index2 # 67 71st
Median Household Income # 125 45th
Per Capita Income # 28 88th

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