Garden City is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 23,272 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.
Garden City is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 92.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Garden City is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden City who work in management occupations (17.46%), sales jobs (12.84%), and business and financial occupations (12.09%).
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 12.53% 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.
Because of many things, Garden City is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Garden City really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Garden City perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Garden City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.77 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.
For the size of the village, public transportation in Garden City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Garden City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Garden City. 73.70% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Garden City in 2018 was $83,823, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $335,292 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 Spanish and Italian.