Garden City, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 26,895 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 
Males: 13,837  (51.5%)
Females: 13,058  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

30.6 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67846.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,433 (it was $37,752 in 2000)
Garden City:

$52,433
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,346 (it was $15,200 in 2000)

Garden City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $144,464 (it was $77,700 in 2000)
Garden City:

$144,464
KS:

$150,600

Median gross rent in 2017: $767.

March 2019 cost of living index in Garden City: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.8%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.7% for American Indian residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Garden City, KS (2017)
    • 13,77850.9%Hispanic
    • 11,00640.7%White alone
    • 1,6106.0%Asian alone
    • 7162.6%Black alone
    • 5171.9%Two or more races
    • 900.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 78 registered sex offenders living in Garden City, Kansas as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Garden City is 346 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Garden City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
22
(80.3)
18
(66.0)
13
(48.2)
25
(87.3)
22
(76.6)
15
(55.9)
10
(37.0)
19
(70.2)
23
(85.2)
18
(66.5)
20
(74.0)
23
(86.1)
27
(100.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(29.2)
8
(29.3)
16
(59.4)
20
(69.8)
13
(45.2)
10
(37.3)
9
(33.3)
11
(40.7)
7
(25.9)
14
(51.7)
13
(48.1)
12
(44.9)
15
(55.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
106
(386.8)
105
(384.8)
147
(545.5)
143
(499.4)
81
(281.9)
71
(264.7)
96
(355.3)
94
(347.5)
137
(507.2)
96
(354.8)
106
(392.0)
131
(490.1)
81
(301.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
160
(583.9)
232
(850.2)
196
(727.3)
232
(810.2)
144
(501.1)
118
(439.9)
85
(314.6)
82
(303.2)
79
(292.5)
92
(340.0)
81
(299.6)
66
(246.9)
65
(241.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
980
(3,576)
1,025
(3,756)
902
(3,347)
838
(2,926)
840
(2,923)
702
(2,617)
655
(2,424)
588
(2,174)
700
(2,592)
669
(2,472)
731
(2,704)
631
(2,361)
499
(1,855)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(178.8)
70
(256.5)
44
(163.3)
46
(160.6)
35
(121.8)
32
(119.3)
24
(88.8)
26
(96.1)
32
(118.5)
30
(110.9)
25
(92.5)
35
(130.9)
44
(163.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(29.2)
6
(22.0)
9
(33.4)
10
(34.9)
6
(20.9)
11
(41.0)
13
(48.1)
9
(33.3)
4
(14.8)
7
(25.9)
7
(25.9)
4
(15.0)
2
(7.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)355.9376.1363.4384.3292.9261.3236.8253.8325.8271.3288.5317.5261.4

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 76 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (11.1%), American (4.6%), English (1.9%), Irish (1.8%), Somali (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2839 feet

Land area: 8.53 square miles.

Population density: 3,152 people per square mile   (average).

Garden City, Kansas map

6,276 residents are foreign born (17.4% Latin America, 2.9% Asia).

This city:

23.2%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,041 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,869 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (193.7 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (425.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Holcomb, KS (2.6 miles ),
Deerfield, KS (3.8 miles ),
Lakin, KS (4.7 miles ),
Ingalls, KS (5.0 miles ),
Cimarron, KS (5.5 miles ),
Copeland, KS (5.7 miles ),
Sublette, KS (5.9 miles ),
Montezuma, KS (5.9 miles )

Latitude: 37.98 N, Longitude: 100.86 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Cutting Horse Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,522 (-5.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,527 (64.7%)

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Garden City, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Garden City, KS in 2017
Garden City satellite photo by USGS

Garden City tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 33 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2002: 55 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2003: 32 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2004: 30 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $257,200
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2013: 34 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2015: 65 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2017: 29 buildings, average cost: $136,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Garden City, KS residents
Average permit cost in Garden City, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Garden City, KS
Historical housing units in Garden City, KS

Population change in the 1990s: +5,549 (+24.2%).
Most common industries in Garden City, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (20.5%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (25.7%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
  • Utilities (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Food (13.9%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Garden City, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Food processing workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (10.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Food processing workers (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Garden City, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Garden City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/16/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Garden City city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1951, a category F3 tornado 9.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garden City-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.5 miles away from Garden City center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.4 miles away from Garden City center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 342.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 229.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 213.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 393.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Finney County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garden City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Garden City:

  • MOBILE AGENCY FOR SOUTHWEST HOSPICE (617 N MAIN)
  • ST CATHERINE HOME CARE SERVICES (602 N 6TH STREET)
  • ST CATHERINE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 401 EAST SPRUCE)
  • GARDEN VALLEY RETIREMENT VILLAGE (1505 E SPRUCE ST)
  • TERRACE GARDEN CARE CENTER (2308 N THIRD PO BOX 955)
  • THE HOMESTEAD HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (2308 N 3RD PO BOX 955)
  • GARDEN CITY DIALYSIS CENTER (401 N MAIN STREET)
  • SUNSHINE NURSING AGENCY (2718 N CUMMINGS RD SUITE E)

Airports located in Garden City:

Amtrak station:

GARDEN CITY (100 N. 7TH ST.) . 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 taxi service.

College/University in Garden City:

  • Garden City Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,489; Location: 801 Campus Dr; Public; Website: www.gcccks.edu)

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

  • Fort Hays State University (about 104 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 120 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 161 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 192 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 193 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Friends University (about 193 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 196 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

Public high schools in Garden City:

  • GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,960, Location: 2720 BUFFALO WAY BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • GARDEN CITY ALTERNATE EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 1312 N. 7TH STREET, Grades: KG-12)

Private high school in Garden City:

  • FAITH BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 5, Location: 1455 N 16 MILE RD, Grades: 1-10)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Garden City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Garden City:

  • ST DOMINIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 189, Location: 617 J C ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • ST MARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 127, Location: 503 ST JOHN ST, Grades: PK-6)
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Library in Garden City:

  • FINNEY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $944,700; Location: 605 E WALNUT; 118,856 books; 3,072 audio materials; 9,349 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Garden City: Garden City Community College Williams Stadium (A), Lee Richardson Zoo (B), Finney County Fairgrounds (C), Garden City Amtrak Station (D), Finney County Sheriff's Office Jail (E), Southwest Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center (F), United States Government Drug Enforcement Administration - Garden City (G), Garden City Community College Southwest Kansas Fire Training Center (H), Garden City Police Department (I), Kansas Department of Transportation District Six Office (J), Finney County Sheriff's Office (K), Finney County Courthouse (L), Finney County Emergency Medical Services (M), Finney County Health Department (N), Finney County Historical Museum (O), Garden City Fire Department Station 2 (P), Garden City Fire Department Station 1 (Q), Garden City Administrative Center (R), Garden City Public Works (S), Finney County Public Works (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Garden City include: Bible Christian Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Church of the Nazarene (C), Faith Tabernacle (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), First Christian Church (F), First Southern Baptist Church (G), Garden Valley Church (H), Iglesia del Senor (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Valley View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Garden City: Finnup Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Finney County Historical Society Museum - Museum Store (403 South 4th Street), Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 405 South 4th Street), Safari Shoppe (Recreation Areas; 405 South 4th Street), Garden Bowl (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1501 North Taylor Avenue), Travel Information Center (1265 Solar Avenue), Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce (1511 East Fulton Terrace), Friends of Sandsage Bison Range (Tours & Charters; Po Box 2412), Sunflower Travel & Tours (Tours & Charters; 1707 Prairie Park Lane).

Hotels: Super 8 of Garden City (Highway 83 & Prospec), Best Western Wheat Lands Hotel & Conference Center - Conference Center Reservat (1311 East Fulton Street), Days Inn (1818 Commanche Dr), Wheat Lands Hotel & Conference Center (1311 East Fulton Street), Plaza Hotel (1911 East Kansas Avenue), Comfort Inn (2608 East Kansas Avenue), National 9 Inn (123 Honeybee Court), Best Western Wheat Lands Hotel (1311 East Fulton), Garden City Super 8 Motel (2808 N. Taylor Business Hwy 83 N.).

Courts: Finney County - Court- Traffic Tickets (425 North 8th Street), Finney County - Marriage License- Court- Probate & Small Claims (425 North 8th Street), Finney County - Court- Child Support (425 North 8th Street), Finney County - Court- Civil Division (425 North 8th Street), Finney County - Court- Criminal Division Supervisor (425 North 8th Street), Finney County - Court- Clerk of the District Court (425 North 8th Street), Finney County - Court- Juvenile Division (425 North 8th Street), Finney County - Court- Judge Vieux (425 North 8th Street), Finney County - Court- Judge Richardson (425 North 8th Street).

Birthplace of: Victor Ortiz - Boxer, Ian Campbell (American football) - Football player, Mark Fox (basketball) - College basketball coach, Roy Romer - Politician, Kendall Carl Campbell - Soilder, Fred Myton - Screenwriter, Herbert Acevedo - Boxer, John Zook - Ffotball defensive ends, Kurt Bangle - College basketball player (Wichita State Shockers), Thurman "Fum" McGraw - Marine.

Finney County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

GARDEN CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 26,985, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (2 times from AUG-04-2011 to AUG-11-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2011), St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2011)
FINNEY CO RWD 1 (Population served: 2,000, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • 2 other older health violations
EAST GARDEN VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 1,525, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2006)
  • One minor monitoring violation
HILLCREST COURTS (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RJ`S RV PARK LLC (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Garden City that have no violations reported:

  • SPANISH PEAKS SCOUT RANCH (Serves CO, Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • EASTSIDE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.1%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Garden City in 2010:

  • 264 people in college/university student housing
  • 135 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 96 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 42 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Garden City in 2000:

  • 216 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 151 people in nursing homes
  • 65 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Garden City (2011 data):

  • Commerce Bank: Garden City East Branch, Garden City West Branch, Garden City Main Branch, Drive-In Facilitygarden City 7th & S. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • The First National Bank of Syracuse: 2414 East Kansas Avenue Branch at 2414 East Kansas Avenue, branch established on 2002/12/01; Garden City Branch at 908 North Main, branch established on 1899/01/01. Info updated 2008/04/11: Bank assets: $184.1 mil, Deposits: $151.8 mil, headquarters in Syracuse, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Kansas Bank Corporation
  • The Western State Bank: North Main Branch at 602 North Main, branch established on 1984/12/26; at 1500 East Kansas Avenue, branch established on 1973/06/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $468.3 mil, Deposits: $418.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Whitcorp Financial Company
  • Garden City State Bank: at 1910 East Mary St, branch established on 2000/03/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $67.7 mil, Deposits: $56.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: United Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Garden City Main Branch at 1515 West Kansas Avenue, branch established on 1934/02/07. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • American State Bank & Trust Company: Garden City Branch at 1901 East Mary Street, branch established on 1997/03/03. Info updated 2008/07/03: Bank assets: $322.0 mil, Deposits: $231.0 mil, headquarters in Great Bend, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: American State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Garden City at 1301 East Kansas Avenue, branch established on 1896/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Landmark National Bank: Garden City Branch at 1007 N. Main, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2009/05/13: Bank assets: $596.4 mil, Deposits: $456.0 mil, headquarters in Manhattan, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Landmark Bancorp, Inc.
  • Peoples State Bank: Branch at 122 W Laurel Ave, branch established on 2007/02/05. Info updated 2010/09/23: Bank assets: $115.8 mil, Deposits: $91.3 mil, headquarters in Mc Donald, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Big Mac Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Garden City:

Marital status in Garden City, KS
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Garden City:

  • High school or higher: 71.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.7
Kansas average:

11.1

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Garden City, KS (based on Finney County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,0642
Evangelical Protestant5,94632
Mainline Protestant3,64513
Other1,5554
Black Protestant2011
Orthodox351
None18,330-
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: 5
Finney County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Finney County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Finney County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Finney County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Finney County:

29.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Finney County:

9.5%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Garden City:

46.2%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Garden City:

44.7%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Garden City:

22.1%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.0%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Garden City:

30.9%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Garden City:

54.7%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.3%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Garden City, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 56$266,837$57,1790$0
Parks and Recreation 42$139,318$39,8056$2,923
Financial Administration 36$151,377$50,4591$1,539
Firefighters 33$144,028$52,3740$0
Police - Other 23$90,507$47,2211$157
Electric Power 19$115,006$72,6351$1,227
Other and Unallocable 19$68,165$43,0520$0
Solid Waste Management 19$52,952$33,4432$3,359
Streets and Highways 13$40,435$37,3250$0
Other Government Administration 10$56,963$68,3565$2,281
Water Supply 9$32,982$43,9760$0
Sewerage 9$30,663$40,8840$0
Judicial and Legal 7$21,394$36,6751$3,151
Airports 5$18,244$43,7860$0
Correction 1$3,543$42,5160$0
Fire - Other 1$4,725$56,7000$0
Natural Resources 1$4,057$48,6840$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 303$1,241,196$49,15617$14,637

Garden City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,426,000 ($53.02)
    Air Transportation: $1,085,000 ($40.34)
    Regular Highways: $613,000 ($22.79)
    Water Utilities: $536,000 ($19.93)
    Sewerage: $212,000 ($7.88)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $28,076,000 ($1043.91)
    General - Other: $12,260,000 ($455.85)
    Police Protection: $7,159,000 ($266.18)
    Water Utilities: $3,853,000 ($143.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,603,000 ($133.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,756,000 ($102.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,681,000 ($99.68)
    Central Staff Services: $2,181,000 ($81.09)
    Regular Highways: $2,158,000 ($80.24)
    Sewerage: $1,431,000 ($53.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,023,000 ($38.04)
    Air Transportation: $816,000 ($30.34)
    Financial Administration: $733,000 ($27.25)
    General Public Buildings: $411,000 ($15.28)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,442,000 ($90.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $760,000 ($28.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $547,000 ($20.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $456,000 ($16.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $267,000 ($9.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $221,000 ($8.22)
    Water Utilities: $216,000 ($8.03)
    Central Staff Services: $150,000 ($5.58)
    Sewerage: $47,000 ($1.75)
    Regular Highways: $40,000 ($1.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($0.86)
    Electric Utilities: $13,000 ($0.48)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.19)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,226,000 ($528.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $276,000 ($10.26)

Garden City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,579,000 ($133.07)
    Sewerage: $2,805,000 ($104.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $497,000 ($18.48)
    Air Transportation: $357,000 ($13.27)
    Other: $209,000 ($7.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,296,000 ($122.55)
    Air Transportation: $2,345,000 ($87.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000 ($1.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,770,000 ($140.17)
    Highways: $709,000 ($26.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,653,000 ($396.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $885,000 ($32.91)
    Special Assessments: $551,000 ($20.49)
    Donations From Private Sources: $104,000 ($3.87)
    Interest Earnings: $40,000 ($1.49)
    Rents: $34,000 ($1.26)
    Sale of Property: $29,000 ($1.08)
    Royalties: $16,000 ($0.59)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $31,388,000 ($1167.06)
    Water Utilities: $6,006,000 ($223.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $613,000 ($22.79)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,426,000 ($238.93)
    Property: $6,410,000 ($238.33)
    Motor Vehicle License: $949,000 ($35.29)
    Public Utilities Sales: $758,000 ($28.18)
    Other License: $487,000 ($18.11)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $21,000 ($0.78)

Garden City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,690,000 ($1624.47)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,785,000 ($1404.91)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,755,000 ($474.25)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,755,000 ($474.25)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,940,000 ($369.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,035,000 ($150.03)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,230,000 ($45.73)
    End of Fiscal Year: $139,000 ($5.17)

Garden City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,140,000 ($302.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,396,000 ($981.45)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,755,000 ($474.25)

5.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ford County, KS  0.42% ($29,678 average AGI)
from Seward County, KS  0.26% ($38,514)
from Kearny County, KS  0.26% ($41,500)


7.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,660 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.43% ($45,164 average AGI)
to Ford County, KS  0.41% ($30,424)
to Kearny County, KS  0.29% ($37,415)
Businesses in Garden City, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
AmericInn1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins1Nike7
Best Western1Nissan1
Burger King2Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut3
Clarion1Quiznos1
ColorTyme1RadioShack1
Curves1Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Deb1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx6Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears2
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Starbucks1
GameStop1Target1
Goodwill1Toyota1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS9
Home Depot1Vans1
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kincaid1YMCA1
Kroger3

Strongest AM radio stations in Garden City:

  • KBUF (1030 AM; 1 kW; HOLCOMB, KS; Owner: KBUF PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIUL (1240 AM; 1 kW; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS LTD.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garden City:

  • KANZ (91.1 FM; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC)
  • KKJQ (97.3 FM; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: KBUF PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSH (96.3 FM; INGALLS, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSSA (105.9 FM; INGALLS, KS; Owner: KBUF PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZRD (93.9 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJIL (99.1 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KYBD (98.1 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: MAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHYM (103.9 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Garden City:

  • K39FW (Channel 39; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KSNG (Channel 11; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KAAS-LP (Channel 31; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSWK (Channel 3; LAKIN, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KUPK-TV (Channel 13; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
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
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 295ft / 89.7mTotal length
  • $6,264,000Total costs
  • 178,374Total average daily traffic
  • 22,482Total average daily truck traffic
  • 188,751Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Garden City, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 81950-1959
  • 101970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Garden City, KS

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 150. The highest number of reported fires - 235 took place in 2011, and the least - 59 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Garden City, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (57.6%), and Structure Fires (25.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Garden City, KS
    • 1,47257.6%Outside Fires
    • 65125.5%Structure Fires
    • 38315.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 502.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Garden City, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Garden City, Kansas:

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites, 2502 East Kansas, Garden City, Kansas 67846 , Phone: (620) 275-5900
  • National 9 Inn, 123 Honeybee CT, Garden City, Kansas 67846 , Phone: (620) 275-0677
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1818 Commanche Dr, Garden City, Kansas 67846 , Phone: (620) 275-5095, Fax: (620) 272-9876
  • Clarion Inn Conference Center, 1911 E Kansas Ave, Garden City, Kansas 67846 , Phone: (800) 875-5201, Fax: (620) 275-4028
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 3020 E Kansas, Garden City, Kansas 67846 , Phone: (620) 272-9860
  • Hampton Inn, 2505 Crestway Dr, Garden City, Kansas 67846 , Phone: (620) 272-0454, Fax: (620) 272-0454
  • Sleep Inn & Suites & Conference Center, 1931 E Kansas Plz, Garden City, Kansas 67846 , Phone: (620) 805-6535, Fax: (620) 805-6537
  • The Heritage Inn & Suites, 1212 Stone Creek Dr, Garden city, Kansas 67846 , Phone: (806) 306-2773, Fax: (620) 277-7483
  • Best Western Plus Emerald Inn & Suites, 2412 E Kansas Ave, Garden city, Kansas 67846 , Phone: (620) 277-7100, Fax: (620) 277-7101
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Garden City, Kansas
Most common first names in Garden City, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12975.7 years
Mary10677.8 years
William8874.2 years
Robert8170.2 years
James6469.9 years
Charles6274.0 years
Helen5080.3 years
George4975.7 years
Margaret4580.3 years
Frank4173.5 years
Most common last names in Garden City, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4775.7 years
Brown4076.7 years
Johnson3771.9 years
Jones2879.5 years
Miller2678.0 years
Anderson2374.1 years
Garcia2077.2 years
Wilson1973.5 years
Williams1978.7 years
Martin1878.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Garden City, KS
  • 86.9%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Garden City, KS
  • 71.0%Utility gas
  • 28.2%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Garden City compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Garden City on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
There are 53 pilots and 23 other airmen in this city.
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