Garden City, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 27,153 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 
Males: 13,553  (49.9%)
Females: 13,600  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48135, 48185.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,583 (it was $51,841 in 2000)
Garden City:

$52,583
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,560 (it was $21,651 in 2000)

Garden City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,258 (it was $110,700 in 2000)
Garden City:

$74,258
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $143,208; Detached houses: $142,458; Townhouses or other attached units: $140,894; In 2-unit structures: $95,182; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,894; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $716,601; Mobile homes: $82,850

Median gross rent in 2012: $981.

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  • White alone - 24,867 (91.5%)
  • Black alone - 957 (3.5%)
  • Hispanic - 808 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 464 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 132 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 48 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.07%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Garden City: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.7%), Polish (15.0%), Irish (12.2%), English (7.1%), United States (5.2%), Italian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 636 feet

Land area: 5.86 square miles.

Population density: 4,631 people per square mile   (average).

Garden City,MI real estate house value index trend

Garden City, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Garden City:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garden City city:

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

872 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.1% Asia).

This city:  3.2%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Garden City, Michigan as of May 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Garden City to the number of sex offenders is 5,447 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,568 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,295 (2.5%)

Garden City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Westland, MI (2.0 miles , pop. 86,602).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (12.8 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (225.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westland, MI (1.4 miles ), Inkster, MI (1.6 miles ), Dearborn Heights, MI (1.7 miles ), Wayne, MI (2.0 miles ), Livonia, MI (2.3 miles ), Redford, MI (2.3 miles ), Dearborn, MI (2.5 miles ), Romulus, MI (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $396,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.32 N, Longitude: 83.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,390 (-23.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,333 (10.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 734

Garden City household income distribution Garden City home values distribution

Crime rates in Garden City by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1020000010001
per 100,000 3.10.06.60.00.00.00.00.03.70.00.00.03.6
Rapes 11076487199468
per 100,000 3.133.123.020.013.527.324.23.533.334.115.721.729.2
Robberies 1191415222220302834262514
per 100,000 33.929.846.150.174.275.069.2106.1103.6128.8101.890.351.0
Assaults 21497154437067636552554450
per 100,000 64.8162.2233.7180.2145.1238.6231.9222.8240.4197.0215.3159.0182.3
Burglaries 109117169133127174124146174144153172177
per 100,000 336.1387.4556.2443.8428.4593.2429.2516.2643.6545.5598.8621.6645.3
Thefts 466400459468405475438411461527483426367
per 100,000 1437.01324.31510.61561.71366.31619.31516.21453.21705.11996.41890.51539.51338.0
Auto thefts 64102921149911199888090939164
per 100,000 197.4337.7302.8380.4334.0378.4342.7311.2295.9340.9364.0328.9233.3
Arson 62951513738372
per 100,000 18.56.629.616.73.417.045.024.811.130.311.725.37.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 137.7187.5231.1204.7185.8244.9219.3212.5268.0268.5249.4222.5214.0

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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: 31 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
Michigan average:

1.74
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,864 (-5.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Garden City, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garden City-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Garden City city center injured 22 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 14.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garden City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 162.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 122.7 miles away from Garden City center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 132.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 286.7 miles away from Garden City center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 359.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garden City topographic map

Birthplace of: Jason Bacashihua - NHL player (St. Louis Blues, born: Sep 20, 1982), Justin Ockerman - College basketball player (Sacramento State Hornets).

Hospitals and medical centers in Garden City:

  • GARDEN CITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 6245 INKSTER RD)
  • AFFINITY HEALTH CARE, L L C (30900 FORD ROAD, SUITE H)
  • CITIZENS CARE SERVICE (31529 WARREN RD)
  • PATIENT HOME CARE SERVICES LTD (29055 FORD ROAD)
  • TRIAD HOME CARE, INC (28482 CHERRY HILL ROAD, SUITE C)

Amtrak stations near Garden City:

  • 6 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
  • 8 miles: DEARBORN (16121 MICHIGAN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 14 miles: DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

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

  • Henry Ford Community College (about 6 miles; Dearborn, MI; Full-time enrollment: 12,610)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (about 6 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 6,712)
  • Madonna University (about 6 miles; Livonia, MI; FT enrollment: 3,212)
  • Baker College of Allen Park (about 8 miles; Allen Park, MI; FT enrollment: 2,693)
  • Schoolcraft College (about 9 miles; Livonia, MI; FT enrollment: 10,867)
  • Lawrence Technological University (about 12 miles; Southfield, MI; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (about 13 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 3,406)

Public high schools in Garden City:

Private high school in Garden City:

  • UNITED CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 29205 FLORENCE ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Garden City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Garden City:

  • ST RAPHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 286; Location: 31500 BEECHWOOD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST DUNSTAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 115; Location: 1615 BELTON ST; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Garden City, School District: GARDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Garden City:

  • GARDEN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $305,102; Location: 31735 MAPLEWOOD STREET; 53,843 books; 2,479 audio materials; 2,747 video materials; 52 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Addition to the park list, Garden City Park, located on the corder of Merriman and Cherry Hill. Extends 1/4 mile north of cherry hill to 1/2 mile east of merriman.
  • With a Black population of approx. 1-2%, Garden City is actually significantly below the stae average of 14%.

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Notable locations in Garden City: Garden City Courthouse (A), Garden City Fire Department (B), Garden City Library (C), Oakwood Healthcare Center - Garden City (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Garden City Town Center Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Garden City include: A Nankin Pioneer Historical Marker (1), Henry Ford's Honeymoon House Historical Marker (2), Garden City Park (3), Florence Park (4), Maplewood Park (5), Moeller Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 129. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

129
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.427. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.427
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.70
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 25.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.78. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.78
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00599. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00599
U.S.:

0.01468

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

GARDEN CITY (Population served: 27,692, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JAN-02-2009, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (2 times from MAR-31-2009 to APR-14-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2009)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between OCT-2007 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (2 times from MAR-31-2009 to APR-14-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2009)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between OCT-2007 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (2 times from MAR-31-2009 to APR-14-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2009)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.7%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.3% for Black residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 3.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
31 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
22 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Garden City in 2000:

  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Garden City, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Garden City compared to Michigan state average:

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

Banks with branches in Garden City (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Garden City Branch at 6071 Middlebelt Road, branch established on 1890/01/01. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Garden City Branch at 28925 Ford Road, branch established on 1946/01/23. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

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 (96%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Garden City (Garden City, Michigan Neighborhood Map):

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.71%
Here: 37.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchMuslim EstimateLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church
Adherents58.0%6.0%3.9%3.4%2.7%
Congregations19.1%2.9%6.0%3.5%6.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.6%2.6%2.1%1.5%17.3%
Congregations4.5%5.1%4.6%1.5%46.4%
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: 556
Wayne County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 294
Wayne County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 523
Wayne County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,019
Here:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

33.2%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
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 9$47,807$63,7430$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,270$75,2407$3,128
Judicial and Legal 7$26,256$45,0105$7,652
Police Protection - Officers 30$172,243$68,8970$0
Firefighters 15$88,629$70,9030$0
Streets and Highways 12$54,830$54,8300$0
Parks and Recreation 6$28,775$57,55035$28,047
Local Libraries 1$4,264$51,1685$5,119
Other and Unallocable 1$4,800$57,6001$1,585
Totals for Government 82$433,874$63,49453$45,531

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $777,000 ($28.62)
    Water Utilities: $750,000 ($27.62)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,136,000 ($225.98)
    Regular Highways: $4,573,000 ($168.42)
    Police Protection: $4,345,000 ($160.02)
    Sewerage: $2,310,000 ($85.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,266,000 ($83.45)
    Water Utilities: $2,228,000 ($82.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,341,000 ($49.39)
    Financial Administration: $850,000 ($31.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $766,000 ($28.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $757,000 ($27.88)
    Central Staff Services: $532,000 ($19.59)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $27,066,000 ($996.80)
    Benefit Payments: $3,117,000 ($114.79)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,681,000 ($98.74)
    Corporate Bonds: $2,532,000 ($93.25)
    Withdrawals: $163,000 ($6.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $635,000 ($23.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,604,000 ($316.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $730,000 ($26.88)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,744,000 ($174.71)
    All Other: $576,000 ($21.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $326,000 ($12.01)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $9,680,000 ($356.50)
    Local Employee Contribution: $483,000 ($17.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $342,000 ($12.60)
    All Other: $85,000 ($3.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $270,000 ($9.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,198,000 ($44.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $554,000 ($20.40)
    Special Assessments: $347,000 ($12.78)
    Donations From Private Sources: $303,000 ($11.16)
    Rents: $71,000 ($2.61)
    Sale of Property: $24,000 ($0.88)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,243,000 ($82.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,313,000 ($122.01)
    Highways: $1,722,000 ($63.42)
    All Other: $163,000 ($6.00)
  • Tax - Property: $12,045,000 ($443.60)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $359,000 ($13.22)
    Other License: $18,000 ($0.66)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,380,000 ($1523.96)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $32,090,000 ($1181.82)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $31,515,000 ($1160.65)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,704,000 ($1130.78)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,285,000 ($636.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,609,000 ($243.40)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $575,000 ($21.18)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,935,000 ($476.37)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $20,900,000 ($769.71)
    Total Federal Securities: $11,406,000 ($420.06)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,679,000 ($356.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,501,000 ($1196.96)

3.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($616 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oakland County, MI  1.03% ($35,466 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.57% ($27,796)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($34,618)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oakland County, MI  1.54% ($39,617 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.91% ($29,720)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($40,152)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garden City:

  • WCAR (1090 AM; 1 kW; LIVONIA, MI; Owner: WCAR-AM, NC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMKM (1440 AM; 1 kW; INKSTER, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNZK (690 AM; 3 kW; DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSDS (1480 AM; 4 kW; SALEM TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: KOCH BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garden City:

  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMXD (92.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WDTW (106.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDET-FM (101.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGPR (107.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WGPR, INC.)
  • WHFR (89.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WOMC (104.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)

TV broadcast stations around Garden City:

  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXD-CA (Channel 5; DETROIT, MI; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WTOL (Channel 11; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WNWO-TV (Channel 24; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUPW (Channel 36; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WUPW BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WTVG (Channel 13; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WTVG, INC.)
  • W48BZ (Channel 48; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

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
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED166$72,36744$47,318233$106,80717$18,05934$53,2941$4,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$71,0535$89,80027$108,3708$9,7503$57,3330$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$62,05616$40,688122$109,74633$23,75816$60,5631$56,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$63,0596$59,83342$115,7383$55,3331$52,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$75,8332$52,00015$119,0672$35,0003$54,3330$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 9 tracts in Garden City, MI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$64,5005$73,4000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$59,0003$110,3331$137,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$41,0001$127,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$89,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 60
  • Hazardous Condition: 60
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Garden City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Garden City, MI
Most common first names in Garden City, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John26871.4 years
Mary23076.8 years
William19071.0 years
Robert15667.8 years
James15068.3 years
Joseph13172.2 years
Helen12279.4 years
George11373.0 years
Edward10372.6 years
Charles9870.1 years
Most common last names in Garden City, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7670.7 years
Miller5173.6 years
Johnson3870.9 years
Brown3370.6 years
Davis3174.0 years
Williams2569.2 years
Jones2476.3 years
Thomas2369.5 years
Wilson2272.4 years
Anderson2172.0 years
Businesses in Garden City, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Payless1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
GNC1Tim Hortons1
H&R Block2True Value1
Jones New York1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kroger1

Garden City on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #76 (48185) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Maltese first ancestries"
  • #94 (48185) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Romanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • David P. Pop (8)
  • Adam J. Heisel (8)
  • George Grech (7)
  • Steven Schwochert (6)
  • Gregory F. Ervin (4)
  • Richard Best (3)
  • Jack Lashbrook (3)
  • Curtis G. Watson (2)
  • Timothy Bourque (2)
  • Michael Gibbons (2)

Total of 77 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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