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Garden City, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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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
Daytime Population: Workers 12
Daytime Population: Residents 27
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 29
Population in Familes 23
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 124
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $57,507
Average Household Income $77,424
Per Capita Income $28,271


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


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 1.53
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 2
  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 -1.08% -0.41%
Households -1.37% -1.08%
Families -3.63% -1.59%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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 Density # 311 21st
Diversity Index # 176 55th
Median Household Income # 97 75th
Per Capita Income # 172 56th

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