Garden City, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 8,970 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.5%
Males: 4,626  (51.6%)
Females: 4,344  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

31.3 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31405, 31407, 31408, 31415.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,107 (it was $29,718 in 2000)
Garden City:

$44,107
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,271 (it was $14,139 in 2000)

Garden City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,065 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Garden City:

$130,065
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $260,976; detached houses: $272,520; townhouses or other attached units: $253,157; in 2-unit structures: $233,302; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,599; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $259,999; mobile homes: $43,337

Median gross rent in 2017: $767.

March 2019 cost of living index in Garden City: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.8%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.8% for Black residents, 39.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.9% for American Indian residents, 97.8% for other race residents, 12.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Garden City, GA (2017)
    • 3,35236.8%Black alone
    • 2,96332.5%White alone
    • 2,38726.2%Hispanic
    • 1992.2%Asian alone
    • 1671.8%Two or more races
    • 881.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 170.2%American Indian alone

Races in Garden City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Garden City, Georgia as of September 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Garden City is 227 to 1.


Crime rates in Garden City by year

Type

2005

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(29.9)
2
(21.3)
1
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(29.9)
5
(53.3)
6
(64.3)
1
(10.9)
1
(11.2)
4
(44.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(33.6)
4
(44.2)
5
(56.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
26
(258.9)
48
(511.3)
24
(257.3)
20
(219.0)
19
(213.6)
18
(197.9)
37
(412.6)
44
(492.7)
13
(143.8)
25
(279.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
96
(956.0)
133
(1,417)
120
(1,286)
121
(1,325)
103
(1,158)
96
(1,055)
122
(1,360)
108
(1,209)
109
(1,206)
125
(1,399)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
125
(1,245)
94
(1,001)
106
(1,136)
142
(1,555)
110
(1,237)
162
(1,781)
156
(1,740)
210
(2,351)
175
(1,936)
N/A
Thefts
(per 100,000)
441
(4,392)
390
(4,155)
264
(2,830)
337
(3,690)
303
(3,407)
219
(2,407)
237
(2,643)
292
(3,270)
271
(2,998)
341
(3,818)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
65
(647.3)
53
(564.6)
80
(857.5)
66
(722.6)
44
(494.7)
39
(428.7)
31
(345.7)
22
(246.3)
11
(121.7)
5
(56.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A1
(10.7)
4
(43.8)
2
(22.5)
3
(33.0)
N/A1
(11.2)
3
(33.2)
1
(11.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)667.1803.5668.7653.6567.1560.8651.0731.6584.8747.8

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City-data.com crime index in Garden City, GA

Crime rate in Garden City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 42 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.66
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: Irish (4.2%), American (3.8%), German (3.7%), English (3.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 614 people per square mile   (low).

Garden City, Georgia map

1,321 residents are foreign born (13.1% Latin America).

This city:

14.5%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,199 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $596 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (5.0 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (126.6 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (641.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Port Wentworth, GA (2.1 miles ),
Savannah, GA (2.2 miles ),
Pooler, GA (2.3 miles ),
Pooler-Burroughs, GA (2.6 miles ),
Thunderbolt, GA (2.9 miles ),
Bloomingdale, GA (2.9 miles ),
Georgetown, GA (3.0 miles ),
Vernonburg, GA (3.1 miles)

Latitude: 32.10 N, Longitude: 81.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,212 (+68.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 761 (17.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 912

Distribution of median household income in Garden City, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Garden City, GA in 2017

Garden City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $52,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $201,100
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $73,600
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $230,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $435,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $126,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Garden City, GA residents
Average permit cost in Garden City, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Garden City, GA
Historical housing units in Garden City, GA
Most common industries in Garden City, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.5%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Garden City, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)

Average climate in Garden City, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Garden City, Georgia average temperatures Garden City, Georgia average precipitation Garden City, Georgia humidity Garden City, Georgia wind speed Garden City, Georgia snowfall Garden City, Georgia sunshine Garden City, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.3. This is better than average.

City:

58.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.28. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.28
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 25.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.40
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00682. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00682
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Garden City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Garden City city center killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/11/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 50.8 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused $13 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garden City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from Garden City center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 144.6 miles away from Garden City center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from Garden City center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from Garden City center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from Garden City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chatham County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garden City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Garden City:

  • FMC WEST CHATHAM DIALYSIS CENTER (113 MINUS AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Garden City:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • HOSPICE SAVANNAH, INC. (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • WESTVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PORT WENTWORTH, GA)
  • DSI SAVANNAH DRAYTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • PLACE AT POOLER, THE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; POOLER, GA)
  • DERENNE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; SAVANNAH, GA)
  • CHARLTON VISITING NURSES SERVICES- GREATER SAVAN (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; POOLER, GA)

Amtrak station near Garden City:

  • 2 miles: SAVANNAH (2611 SEABOARD COAST LINE DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garden City:

  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 5 miles; Savannah, GA; Full-time enrollment: 9,964)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 7 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • South University–Savannah Online (about 8 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)
  • Savannah State University (about 8 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,193)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 9 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 43 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 70 miles; Brunswick, GA; FT enrollment: 2,447)

Public high school in Garden City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Garden City:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Garden City: Garden City Water Pollution Control Plant (A), Garden City Fire Department (B), Garden City Fire Department Station 2 (C), Garden City - City Hall (D), Garden City Municipal Court (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Traffic Circle Shopping Center (1), West Side Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Garden City include: Bible Church (A), Dean Forest Church (B), First Mount Calvary Church (C), Zion Fair Missionary Church (D), Fellowship Assembly of God Church (E), Chapel In the Gardens Church (F), Alpha and Omega Worship Center (G), Higgins Evangelist Church (H), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hillcrest Abby West Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Barrod Heggs - College football player (Maryland Terrapins).

Chatham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Garden City and their reported violations in the past:

BUCKLAND HALL PLANTATION (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2009), St BCA signed (JAN-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-10-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2005)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.5%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
9 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
1,109 people in state prisons in 2000
4 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Garden City (2011 data):

  • The Savannah Bank, National Association: West Chatham Branch at 100 Chatham Parkway, branch established on 1995/11/20. Info updated 2010/06/26: Bank assets: $730.3 mil, Deposits: $632.9 mil, headquarters in Savannah, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Savannah Bancorp, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Garden City Branch at 4516 Augusta Road, branch established on 1990/06/27. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Atlantic Coast Bank: Garden City Branch at 213 Highway 80 West, branch established on 1992/11/30. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $789.8 mil, Deposits: $510.1 mil, headquarters in Jacksonville, FL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: Garden City Branch at 215 Main Street, branch established on 1973/03/12. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Garden City:

Marital status in Garden City, GA
  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

For population 25 years and over in Garden City:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Garden City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Garden City, GA (based on Chatham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant65,804170
Black Protestant28,30857
Mainline Protestant25,66063
Catholic22,10910
Other8,60722
Orthodox3652
None114,275-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 53
Chatham County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Chatham County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
This county:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
Chatham County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 266
Chatham County:

10.70 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chatham County:

11.7%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Chatham County:

28.7%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.2%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.2%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Garden City:

11.6%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Garden City:

6.7
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Garden City:

31.7%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

53.7%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.5%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Garden City, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 39$155,228$47,7620$0
Sewerage 11$35,087$38,2770$0
Other Government Administration 11$55,421$60,4597$2,300
Firefighters 10$35,774$42,9290$0
Streets and Highways 9$26,243$34,9910$0
Parks and Recreation 8$23,103$34,6555$2,205
Water Supply 7$19,262$33,0210$0
Police - Other 5$14,283$34,2793$2,850
Other and Unallocable 4$11,677$35,0310$0
Financial Administration 4$17,287$51,8610$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 108$393,365$43,70715$7,355

Garden City government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $202,000 ($22.52)
    Water Utilities: $129,000 ($14.38)
    Sewerage: $86,000 ($9.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000 ($7.69)
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,000 ($2.56)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,354,000 ($373.91)
    General - Other: $1,722,000 ($191.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,661,000 ($185.17)
    Central Staff Services: $1,301,000 ($145.04)
    Sewerage: $1,108,000 ($123.52)
    Regular Highways: $648,000 ($72.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $607,000 ($67.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $399,000 ($44.48)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $293,000 ($32.66)
    Financial Administration: $277,000 ($30.88)
    Public Welfare - Other: $155,000 ($17.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $97,000 ($10.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $628,000 ($70.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $44,000 ($4.91)
    Other - General - Other: $30,000 ($3.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $461,000 ($51.39)
    Police Protection: $201,000 ($22.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($3.23)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($3.01)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($3.01)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($1.11)
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000 ($0.89)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($0.45)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,750,000 ($529.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $184,000 ($20.51)

Garden City government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,342,000 ($149.61)
    Sewerage: $1,342,000 ($149.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $379,000 ($42.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $128,000 ($14.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $640,000 ($71.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($1.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,659,000 ($407.92)
    Other: $1,311,000 ($146.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,209,000 ($134.78)
    Royalties: $122,000 ($13.60)
    Sale of Property: $39,000 ($4.35)
    General Revenue - Other: $23,000 ($2.56)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,012,000 ($224.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000 ($2.34)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $824,000 ($91.86)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $781,000 ($87.07)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $437,000 ($48.72)
    Other Selective Sales: $180,000 ($20.07)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $143,000 ($15.94)
    Other License: $62,000 ($6.91)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $40,000 ($4.46)

Garden City government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,006,000 ($1561.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,226,000 ($1028.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,889,000 ($545.04)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,000 ($12.15)

Garden City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,603,000 ($513.15)

9.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,009 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.65%
Georgia average:

9.49%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($774 average AGI)
Chatham County:

0.15%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Effingham County, GA  0.53% ($40,794 average AGI)
from Bryan County, GA  0.37% ($47,966)
from Liberty County, GA  0.30% ($38,719)


8.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,240 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.85%
Georgia average:

9.04%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($920 average AGI)
Chatham County:

0.14%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Effingham County, GA  0.82% ($50,685 average AGI)
to Bryan County, GA  0.52% ($53,286)
to Fulton County, GA  0.26% ($45,735)
Businesses in Garden City, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS1Payless1
Cricket Wireless1Penske1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx1U-Haul2
Ford1Waffle House1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Honda1

Strongest AM radio stations in Garden City:

  • WTKS (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJLG (900 AM; 4 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBMQ (630 AM; 5 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSOK (1230 AM; 1 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHGM (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: WHGM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garden City:

  • W206AT (89.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WSVH (91.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJCL-FM (96.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIXV (95.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEAS-FM (93.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W201AU (88.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLXP (88.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN MULTIMEDIA NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLVH (101.1 FM; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFS (89.5 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLFS (91.9 FM; PORT WENTWORTH, GA; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC)
  • WGZR (106.9 FM; BLUFFTON, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFXH-FM (106.1 FM; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHCJ (90.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WYKZ (98.7 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRHQ (105.3 FM; RICHMOND HILL, GA; Owner: THOROUGHBRED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLOW (107.9 FM; PORT ROYAL, SC; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSIS (103.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Garden City:

  • WGSA-CA (Channel 50; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXSX-LP (Channel 13; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W55AW (Channel 55; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • W57CT (Channel 57; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHDS-LP (Channel 32; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: BROADCAST CORP. OF AMERICA)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • W53BX (Channel 53; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: WHHI-TV, INC.)
  • W35AY (Channel 35; HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC; Owner: MYRON K. HINES)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Garden City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 423ft / 129mTotal length
  • $34,992,000Total costs
  • 513,170Total average daily traffic
  • 18,079Total average daily truck traffic
  • 653,965Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Garden City, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 171970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Garden City, GA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$140,46310$191,31553$141,8950$00$014$235,8366$239,530
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$64,9803$79,9771$63,8700$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$128,0464$71,54532$113,14510$25,6341$2,620,2104$80,8303$45,103
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$33,4904$186,41517$140,5890$00$02$115,4600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$132,6980$00$01$61,1900$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.01 , 0106.01, 0106.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$121,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$235,930
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$52,210
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.01 , 0106.01, 0106.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Garden City, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Garden City, GA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 70. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 143 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Garden City, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.1%), and Structure Fires (36.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Garden City, GA
    • 49942.1%Outside Fires
    • 43536.7%Structure Fires
    • 23319.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 171.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Garden City, GA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Garden City, GA
  • 67.0%Electricity
  • 31.0%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Garden City, GA
  • 75.4%Electricity
  • 23.6%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Garden City compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Garden City on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 (31415) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #62 (31415) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #70 (31415) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (31415) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (31415) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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