Garden City, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garden City, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Garden City had a population of 8,877 as of July 1, 2016. Garden City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garden City is located at latitude 32.0872 and longitude -81.1766 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garden City (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Garden City (GNIS ID: 2403680) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Garden City is located within Savannah Division of Chatham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garden City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Garden City: Industrial City Gardens.

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Garden City, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,877
Population in Households 8,510
Population in Familes 6,453
Population in Group Qrtrs 367
Population Density1 622
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 3,383
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 2,066
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,345 (35.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,038 (54.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 390 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $105,125
Average Home Value $140,904


Median Household Income $37,150
Average Household Income $48,226
Per Capita Income $18,539
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.52%
Households -0.04% 0.4%
Families -0.66% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Garden City, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden City to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 111 82nd
Population Density1 # 282 55th
Diversity Index2 # 23 96th
Median Household Income # 328 48th
Per Capita Income # 375 40th

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