Garden City, KS


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Garden City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 27,005 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Garden City is the 15th largest community in Kansas.

When you are in Garden City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.49% of Garden City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Garden City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden City who work in office and administrative support (12.79%), sales jobs (7.90%), and management occupations (6.50%).

One of the benefits of Garden City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.68 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Garden City citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.76% of adults 25 and older in Garden City have a college degree.

The per capita income in Garden City in 2010 was $21,440, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,760 for a family of four. However, Garden City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Garden City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Garden City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Garden City, accounting for 50.49% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Garden City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Garden City include Irish, English, Italian, and Somalian.

Garden City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.98%.

The most common language spoken in Garden City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.