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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Garden City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Garden City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden City who work in office and administrative support (15.79%), sales jobs (9.78%), and food service (7.72%).
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 11.78% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Garden City in 2010 was $23,333, 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 $93,332 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 Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Garden City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.