Garden City, NY
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Garden City profile


Living in Garden City


Garden City is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 22,454 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Garden City is the 74th largest community in New York.

Garden City home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Garden City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Garden City is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Garden City is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden City who work in management occupations (18.30%), sales jobs (14.11%), and business and financial occupations (10.89%).

In addition, Garden City is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Garden City is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Garden City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Garden City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Garden City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Garden City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Garden City. 75.26% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Garden City in 2018 was $74,777, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $299,108 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Garden City include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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