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Garden City, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Garden City had a population of 27,165 as of July 1, 2017. Garden City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garden City is located at latitude 37.9779 and longitude -100.8604 in Finney County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garden City (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Finney County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,838 feet.

The City of Garden City (GNIS ID: 485579) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Garden City: Fulton.

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Garden City, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,165
Daytime Population: Workers 13,728
Daytime Population: Residents 13,144
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,872
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 26,617
Population in Familes 22,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 548
Population Density2 3,078
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $50,141
Average Household Income $64,837
Per Capita Income $22,494


Total Housing Units 9,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,549 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,728 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 622 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $121,232
Average Home Value $134,116


Total Households 9,277
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 6,448
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.26% 0.24%
Households 0.31% 0.28%
Families 0.2% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Garden City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden City to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 15 98th
Population Density # 8 99th
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 331 51st
Per Capita Income # 561 17th

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