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Garden City, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Garden City Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Blue Earth County at latitude 44.0479 and longitude -94.171. Blue Earth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 919 feet.

The formal official name is the Garden City Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Garden City, Minnesota.

The U5 Census Class Code for Garden City indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Garden City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

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Garden City, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 261
Population in Households 261
Population in Familes 219
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 146
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 105
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (81.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $228,571
Average Home Value $280,319


Median Household Income $67,925
Average Household Income $78,602
Per Capita Income $31,997
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.55% 0.61%
Households 0.68% 0.75%
Families 0.95% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Garden City, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden City to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 638 30th
Population Density1 # 753 17th
Diversity Index2 # 816 10th
Median Household Income # 127 86th
Per Capita Income # 141 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.