Garden City is a tiny town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 352 people and just one neighborhood, Garden City is the 993rd largest community in Texas.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns 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 town of sales and office workers, managers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden City who work in sales jobs (30.34%), management occupations (19.31%) and teaching (9.66%).
A relatively large number of people in Garden City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.62% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Garden City is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Garden City a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Garden City has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Garden City’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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.
One of the benefits of Garden City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.81 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.
Being a small town, Garden City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.