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Statistics and Facts of Garden City Michigan

History
The origins of Garden City started with the transfer of the property to John Lathers from Andrew Jackson for 160 acres. The city was patterned after the "Garden City" concept that became popular in England during the 19th Century, with most home sites sectioned off into one acre plots to allow adequate farming area to support the family with fruit and vegetables. Now, most sites are considerably smaller, some as small as 40' x 135', with little room for gardening of fruits and vegetables. In June 1927 Garden City became a village with Arnold Folker as Village President and six years later the Village became the city of Garden City. Areas of interest in Garden City include the first Kmart store (still in use), the first Little Caesars, and the honeymoon cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford was moved here.

Trivia
Garden City is home of the first Kmart store on Ford Road west of Middlebelt Road. The first Little Caesars pizza location is located in Garden City. The first sit-down McDonalds in Michigan is located right off Ford Road in Garden City. Lastly the first Taco Bell in Michigan was on Ford Road but has since been torn down and a new Taco Bell was opened further up Ford Road.
Garden City has its own region in the popular online game Nation States.
Garden City High School also doubles as a nuclear fallout shelter.
Garden City celebrated its 80th birthday in 2007

Population (year 2000): 30,047. Estimated population in July 2006: 28,473 (-5.2% change)
Males: 14,829 (49.4%)
Females: 15,218 (50.6%)

Wayne County

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48135.

Estimated median household income in 2005: $52,000 (it was $51,841 in 2000)
Garden City $52,000
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $151,300 (it was $110,700 in 2000)
Garden City $151,300
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (23.0%), Irish (17.1%), Polish (16.7%), English (11.8%), United States (7.3%), French (7.3%).

Elevation: 636 feet

Land area: 5.86 square miles. Population density: 4920 people per square mile (average).

For population 25 years and over in Garden City
High school or higher: 81.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
Unemployed: 4.7%

Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garden City city
Never married: 24.5%
Now married: 56.7%
Separated: 1.2%
Widowed: 7.0%
Divorced: 10.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Garden City: 1.5% ($1,623)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Westland, MI (2.6 miles, pop. 86,602).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (16.8 miles, pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (300.1 miles, pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westland, MI (2.6 miles), Inkster, MI (2.7 miles), Dearborn Heights, MI (3.6 miles), Wayne, MI (4.2 miles), Livonia, MI (5.2 miles), Redford, MI (5.6 miles), Romulus, MI (6.7 miles), Taylor, MI (8.1 miles).

Latitude: 42.32 N, Longitude: 83.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,814 (-22.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,777 (12.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 734

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 44 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.21
US city average: 3.00

Hospital/medical center in Garden City:
GARDEN CITY OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (6245 NORTH INKSTER RD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Garden City:
WALTER P REUTHER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; WESTLAND, MI)
OAKWOOD ANNAPOLIS HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; WAYNE, MI)
ST MARY MERCY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; LIVONIA, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Garden City:
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 9 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
WILLOW RUN (about 14 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 24 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)

Other public-use airports nearest to Garden City:
CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 8 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
LARSEN AIR PARK (about 18 miles; BELLEVILLE, MI; ID: 43G)
OAKLAND/TROY (about 19 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)

Amtrak stations near Garden City:
7 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
10 miles: DEARBORN (16121 MICHIGAN AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
18 miles: ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garden City:
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; LIVONIA, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,431)
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 7 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 8 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 9 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 2,247)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)

Public high schools in Garden City:
GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,478; Location: 6500 MIDDLEBELT ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
CYESIS PROGRAM (Location: 28901 CAMBRIDGE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high school in Garden City:
UNITED CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 29205 FLORENCE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Garden City:
GARDEN CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 775; Location: 1851 RADCLIFF STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 524; Location: 30001 MARQUETTE STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
FARMINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 496; Location: 33411 MARQUETTE STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
HENRY RUFF SCHOOL (Students: 495; Location: 30300 MAPLEWOOD STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
DOUGLAS SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: 6400 HARTEL STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
LATHERS SCHOOL (Students: 439; Location: 28351 MARQUETTE STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
BURGER DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 315; Location: 30922 BEECHWOOD STREET; Grades: UG - UG)
HOMEBOUND PROGRAM (Location: 1333 RADCLIFF STREET; Grades: UG - UG)

Private elementary/middle schools in Garden City:
ST RAPHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 31500 BEECHWOOD; Grades: KG - 8)
ST DUNSTAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 1615 BELTON; Grades: KG - 8)

Library in Garden City:
GARDEN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $309,297; Location: 2012 MIDDLEBELT ROAD; 61,456 books; 2,046 audio materials; 2,103 video materials; 110 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.6 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 71.7%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 4.6%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 4.5%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 2.1%
Whole state: 4.8%

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