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Garden City, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Garden City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chatham County at latitude 32.0872 and longitude -81.1766. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Garden City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Garden City, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Garden City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Garden City: Industrial City Gardens.

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Garden City, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,765
Population in Households 8,392
Population in Familes 6,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 373
Population Density1 640
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 3,384
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,075
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,396 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,987 (52.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 382 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $129,798
Average Home Value $170,147


Median Household Income $35,127
Average Household Income $41,393
Per Capita Income $15,788
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.03% 0.28%
Households -0.06% 0.32%
Families -0.86% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
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 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 110 83rd
Population Density1 # 272 57th
Diversity Index2 # 26 96th
Median Household Income # 366 42nd
Per Capita Income # 444 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.