Garden City, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garden City, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Garden City had a population of 12,459 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Garden City, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,459
Population in Households 12,317
Population in Familes 8,755
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 3,083
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $47,061
Average Household Income $71,236
Per Capita Income $31,317


Total Housing Units 6,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,285 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,281 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 627 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $207,914
Average Home Value $259,516


Total Households 5,566
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 3,070
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.55% 1.96%
Households 1.61% 1.99%
Families 0.91% 1.65%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

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, 2018 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 Density # 8 97th
Diversity Index # 64 72nd
Median Household Income # 95 59th
Per Capita Income # 29 88th

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