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The Town of Garden City had a population of 49 as of July 1, 2017. Garden City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garden City is located at latitude 44.9593 and longitude -97.5804 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Garden City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,850 feet.

The Town of Garden City (GNIS ID: 1267399) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49
Population in Households 29
Population in Familes 23
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 124
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 1.53
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 35 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 5.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (45.7%)
Median Home Value $89,286
Average Home Value $226,471


Median Household Income $57,507
Average Household Income $77,424
Per Capita Income $28,271
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.08% -0.41%
Households -1.37% -1.08%
Families -3.63% -1.59%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.88%
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, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden City to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota 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 # 336 14th
Population Density1 # 311 21st
Diversity Index2 # 176 55th
Median Household Income # 97 75th
Per Capita Income # 172 56th

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