Garden City, MI
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Garden City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 26,920 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Garden City is the 49th largest community in Michigan.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Garden City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.09% of the Garden City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (14.69%), sales jobs (9.28%), and food service (7.79%).

Also of interest is that Garden City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The percentage of people in Garden City with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.27% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Garden City in 2010 was $23,560, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,240 for a family of four. However, Garden City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Garden City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Garden City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Garden City include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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