Garden City is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 23,029 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Garden City is the 75th largest community in New York.
Garden City home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Garden City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Garden City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Garden City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.76% 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.
In addition, Garden City is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Garden City is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Garden City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Garden City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.17 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Garden City is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Garden City area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Garden City, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Garden City is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.85% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Garden City in 2018 was $83,543, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $334,172 for a family of four.
Garden City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Garden City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Garden City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Garden City include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Garden City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.