Garden City, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garden City, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Garden City Census Designated Place had a population of 263 as of July 1, 2017. Garden City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garden City is located at latitude 44.0479 and longitude -94.171 in Blue Earth County. 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. Blue Earth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 919 feet.

The Garden City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628679) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Garden City Census Designated Place is located within Township of Garden City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Blue Earth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garden City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Garden City, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 263
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 126
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.48
Population in Households 263
Population in Familes 220
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 147
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $67,855
Average Household Income $88,834
Per Capita Income $35,549


Total Housing Units 118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $202,778
Average Home Value $264,211


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.6%
Households 0.53% 0.56%
Families 0.56% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Garden City, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden City to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 639 30th
Population Density # 752 17th
Diversity Index # 789 13th
Median Household Income # 170 81st
Per Capita Income # 140 85th

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