Introduction to Garden City, Georgia

Garden City, Georgia, in Chatham county, is 3 miles W of Savannah, Georgia and 126 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is in the Savannah area. There are 11,289 residents in Garden City.

Garden City History

The area now known as Garden City was officially incorporated in 1939. It adopted a council/ administrator form of government and Edgar Pipkin was elected as its first mayor on April 7, 1939. Prior to its incorporation, the area was known as Industrial City Gardens. The city is a part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Garden City and nearby Attractions

  • Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mercer Williams House Museum
  • Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
  • Savannah History Museum
  • Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
  • UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium

Things To Do In Garden City

The local parks of Garden City include the Griffin Park, Sharon Community Park, Bazemore Park and Volunteer Park. In addition, the city has 2 lighted tennis courts and 6 lighted baseball fields. You can also visit the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, the Savannah History Museum or the Davenport House Museum. The historic district of Savannah is also nearby.

Garden City Transportation

Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport is nearby.

Garden City Higher Education

Armstrong Atlantic State University and Savannah College of Art and Design are the nearest institutes of higher education.


Total Population 8,924
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,657
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 33.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.9%
Median Earnings25+ $25,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,523
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,558


Median Family Income $33,039
% Above Poverty Level 68.4%
% Below Poverty Level 31.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.9%


People Living Alone 41.1%
Median Gross Rent $750
Median House Value $99,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 8.3%

Garden City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Savannah, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
County Chatham
Metro Area Savannah
Standard Zip Codes 31405, 31408, 31415
P.O. Box Zip Codes 31418
Phone Area Codes 912
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.114
Longitude -81.154

Garden City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49.5 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 73 to 88 F
Oct Temp 57 to 76 F
Annual Precip 52.5 inches
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 54 to 75 F
Jul Temp 74 to 90 F
Oct Temp 58 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Garden City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Garden Cty (31405, 31408, 31415, 31418)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Location Population Median Family Income
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Port Wentworth 6,189 $68,056
Rincon 9,273 $66,081
Savannah 141,298 $45,180
Thunderbolt 2,576 $38,972
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