Garden City, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garden City, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The Garden City Census Designated Place had a population of 89 as of July 1, 2016. Garden City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garden City is located at latitude 42.2455 and longitude -93.3954 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the Garden City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The Garden City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629965) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Garden City Census Designated Place is located within Township of Concord, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardin 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, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 89
Population in Households 89
Population in Familes 75
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 89
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 47 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $124,194


Median Household Income $62,342
Average Household Income $78,742
Per Capita Income $33,354
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households -0.44% 0.0%
Families -1.73% -0.78%
Median Household Income   3.77%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 884 12th
Population Density1 # 967 4th
Diversity Index2 # 296 71st
Median Household Income # 169 83rd
Per Capita Income # 121 88th

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