Garden City, KS

Garden City profile

Living in Garden City

Garden City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 26,408 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Garden City is the 15th largest community in Kansas.

When you are in Garden City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.42% of Garden City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Garden City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden City who work in office and administrative support (10.07%), sales jobs (8.61%), and food service (5.91%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.51 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Garden City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.64% of adults in Garden City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Garden City in 2018 was $24,037, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,148 for a family of four. However, Garden City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Garden City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Garden City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Garden City, accounting for 50.73% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Garden City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Garden City include German, Irish, English, French, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Garden City's cultural character, accounting for 24.78% of the city’s population.

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