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Population in 2013: 26,966 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 
Males: 13,746  (51.0%)
Females: 13,220  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  29.9 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67846.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,100 (it was $37,752 in 2000)
Garden City:

$44,100
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,285 (it was $15,200 in 2000)

Garden City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,591 (it was $77,700 in 2000)
Garden City:

$105,591
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $104,012; Detached houses: $113,449; Townhouses or other attached units: $114,284; In 2-unit structures: $71,359; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,274; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,746; Mobile homes: $23,507

Median gross rent in 2012: $665.

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  • Hispanic - 14,163 (52.8%)
  • White alone - 11,058 (41.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1,051 (3.9%)
  • Black alone - 673 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 355 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 69 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Garden City: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.4%), Irish (6.6%), United States (5.2%), English (4.7%), Subsaharan African (1.7%), Polish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2839 feet

Land area: 8.53 square miles.

Population density: 3,160 people per square mile   (average).

Garden City,KS real estate house value index trend

Garden City, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Garden City:

  • High school or higher: 69.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garden City city:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

5,407 residents are foreign born (2.9% Asia).

This city:  20.2%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Garden City, Kansas as of March 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Garden City to the number of sex offenders is 519 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,435 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,507 (1.5%)

Garden City satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.98 N, Longitude: 100.86 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: -898 (-3.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,673 (65.3%)

Area code: 620

Garden City household income distribution Garden City home values distribution

Crime rates in Garden City by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 3021101010
per 100,000 10.40.07.33.63.70.03.50.03.70.0
Rapes 24181422181325221510
per 100,000 83.564.951.280.366.048.287.376.655.937.0
Robberies 24111488162013109
per 100,000 83.539.651.229.229.359.469.845.237.333.3
Assaults 13216192106105147143817196
per 100,000 459.3580.1336.6386.8384.8545.5499.4281.9264.7355.3
Burglaries 34138020716023219623214411885
per 100,000 1186.41369.1757.2583.9850.2727.3810.2501.1439.9314.6
Thefts 1,4081,3491,0999801,025902838840702655
per 100,000 4898.84860.24020.33576.13756.13347.12926.42923.22616.82424.4
Auto thefts 86945549704446353224
per 100,000 299.2338.7201.2178.8256.5163.3160.6121.8119.388.8
Arson 2124158691061113
per 100,000 73.186.554.929.222.033.434.920.941.048.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 533.8522.9387.3374.3395.6382.2404.2308.1274.8249.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Garden City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 92 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Kansas average:

2.68

Garden City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +5,549 (+24.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Food processing workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Garden City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Garden City, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the 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 Garden 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 (12).
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

Birthplace of: Victor Ortiz - Boxer, Ian Campbell (American football) - Player of football, 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.

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 CITY DIALYSIS CENTER (401 N MAIN STREET)
  • SUNSHINE NURSING AGENCY (2718 N CUMMINGS RD SUITE E)
  • 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)

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 school in Garden City:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Garden City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Garden City:

  • ST DOMINIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 208; Location: 617 JC ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 133; Location: 503 SAINT JOHN ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • BIBLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 74; Location: 1404 E MARY; Grades: PK - 5)
  • HIGH PLAINS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 2710 FLEMING ST; Grades: 1 - 7)
See full list of schools located in Garden City, School District: GARDEN CITY USD 457

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)

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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).

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.0%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.1% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.6% for American Indian residents, 12.6% for other race residents, 5.8% for two or more races residents)
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

Garden City, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Garden City compared to Kansas state average:

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

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.

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

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites, 2502 East Kansas, Garden City, KS 67846 , Phone: (620) 275-5900
  • National 9 Inn, 123 Honeybee CT, Garden City, KS 67846 , Phone: (620) 275-0677
  • Super 8 Motel, 2808 North Taylor, Garden City, KS 67846 , Phone: (620) 275-9625
  • Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Dr, Garden City, KS 67846 , Phone: (620) 276-7611
  • Comfort Inn, 2608 E Kansas Ave, Garden City, KS 67846 , Phone: (620) 275-5800, Fax: (620) 276-2204
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1818 Commanche Dr, Garden City, KS 67846 , Phone: (620) 275-5095, Fax: (620) 272-9876
  • Clarion Inn Conference Center, 1911 E Kansas Ave, Garden City, KS 67846 , Phone: (800) 875-5201, Fax: (620) 275-4028
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 3020 E Kansas, Garden City, KS 67846 , Phone: (620) 272-9860
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Garden City, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Garden City travel time to work - commute Garden City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.22%
Here: 52.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran Church
Adherents47.3%11.1%8.0%5.5%3.8%
Congregations5.9%11.8%8.8%2.9%2.9%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%3.0%2.4%2.1%13.6%
Congregations2.9%5.9%5.9%5.9%47.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Finney County:

29.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.5%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 32$118,522$44,4463$4,401
Other Government Administration 5$17,313$41,5512$733
Judicial and Legal 10$34,388$41,2660$0
Police Protection - Officers 56$242,198$51,9000$0
Police - Other 16$48,971$36,7280$0
Firefighters 32$120,298$45,1120$0
Correction 1$3,443$41,3160$0
Streets and Highways 17$58,892$41,5710$0
Airports 4$14,221$42,6630$0
Health 4$8,852$26,5562$2,883
Solid Waste Management 19$55,959$35,3431$983
Sewerage 10$33,527$40,2320$0
Parks and Recreation 52$158,680$36,6184$2,194
Natural Resources 2$4,975$29,8500$0
Water Supply 11$35,938$39,2050$0
Electric Power 19$98,080$61,9451$1,200
Other and Unallocable 19$67,985$42,9380$0
Totals for Government 309$1,122,242$43,58213$12,394

Garden City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $933,000 ($34.60)
    Regular Highways: $800,000 ($29.67)
    Water Utilities: $551,000 ($20.43)
    Air Transportation: $277,000 ($10.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000 ($2.30)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $15,100,000 ($559.96)
    General - Other: $11,307,000 ($419.31)
    Police Protection: $3,578,000 ($132.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,790,000 ($103.46)
    Water Utilities: $1,834,000 ($68.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,381,000 ($51.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,371,000 ($50.84)
    Central Staff Services: $986,000 ($36.56)
    Sewerage: $984,000 ($36.49)
    Regular Highways: $903,000 ($33.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $654,000 ($24.25)
    Air Transportation: $622,000 ($23.07)
    Financial Administration: $434,000 ($16.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $184,000 ($6.82)
    General Public Buildings: $42,000 ($1.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,609,000 ($96.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $258,000 ($9.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $226,000 ($8.38)
    Water Utilities: $161,000 ($5.97)
    Police Protection: $139,000 ($5.15)
    Regular Highways: $132,000 ($4.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $120,000 ($4.45)
    Central Staff Services: $66,000 ($2.45)
    Electric Utilities: $54,000 ($2.00)
    Air Transportation: $53,000 ($1.97)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($0.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($0.41)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,288,000 ($381.52)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $617,000 ($22.88)

Garden City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,105,000 ($78.06)
    Sewerage: $2,042,000 ($75.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $404,000 ($14.98)
    Air Transportation: $341,000 ($12.65)
    All Other: $129,000 ($4.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $274,000 ($10.16)
    All Other: $271,000 ($10.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $77,000 ($2.86)
    Highways: $12,000 ($0.45)
    Natural Resources: $8,000 ($0.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,736,000 ($64.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,493,000 ($240.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,090,000 ($40.42)
    Special Assessments: $551,000 ($20.43)
    Interest Earnings: $417,000 ($15.46)
    Royalties: $110,000 ($4.08)
    Donations From Private Sources: $80,000 ($2.97)
    Rents: $56,000 ($2.08)
    Sale of Property: $19,000 ($0.70)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,965,000 ($592.04)
    Water Utilities: $3,067,000 ($113.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $881,000 ($32.67)
    General Local Government Support: $405,000 ($15.02)
    All Other: $198,000 ($7.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $178,000 ($6.60)
  • Tax - Property: $5,139,000 ($190.57)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,135,000 ($153.34)
    Public Utilities Sales: $658,000 ($24.40)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $100,000 ($3.71)

Garden City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $39,708,000 ($1472.52)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,529,000 ($946.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,379,000 ($904.06)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $21,828,000 ($809.46)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $17,880,000 ($663.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,035,000 ($112.55)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,885,000 ($69.90)

Garden City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,249,000 ($46.32)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,236,000 ($565.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,868,000 ($810.95)

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ford County, KS  0.39% ($24,288 average AGI)
from Kearny County, KS  0.28% ($46,421)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.24% ($25,906)


7.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,702 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.39% ($34,593 average AGI)
to Ford County, KS  0.37% ($26,804)
to Kearny County, KS  0.22% ($32,233)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Garden City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 22
Total length: 85 meters (279ft)
Total costs: $2,625,000
Total average daily traffic: 118,837
Total average daily truck traffic: 14,024

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 9
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Garden City, KS

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 180
  • Hazardous Condition: 113
  • Good Intent Call: 20

Incident types - Garden City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Garden City, KS
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
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

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