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Garden City, TX

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Overview


Garden City is a tiny town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 334 people and just one neighborhood, Garden City is the 981st largest community in Texas.

Garden City real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Garden City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Garden City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 65.85% of Garden City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Garden City is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden City who work in maintenance occupations (13.01%), food service (13.01%), and management occupations (8.13%).

Setting & Lifestyle

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Garden City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Garden City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small town, Garden City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Garden City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.36% of adults in Garden City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Garden City in 2018 was $33,075, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,300 for a family of four. However, Garden City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Garden City is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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. Garden City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.73% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Garden City include Scots-Irish, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, and U.S. Virgin Islander.

In addition, Garden City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.30%).

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 1 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.3% of America.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 97.8% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Modes of Transportation

More people in choose to walk to work each day (13.1%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Arab and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 3.4% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Garden City are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 70.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 58.9% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 38.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 38.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (11.1%), and 6.4% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 59.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Garden City, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (42.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.4%), along with some Arab ancestry residents (4.4%), among others. In addition, 22.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (73.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (13.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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