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Overview

Introduction to Garden City, Idaho

Garden City, Idaho, in Ada county, is located 2 miles NW of Boise, Idaho (center to center) and 343 miles E of Portland, Oregon. The city is in the Boise City area. There are approximately 10,624 residents in Garden City.

Garden City History

Garden City was named after the gardens that were raised by the Chinese immigrants who resided in the area. The main street of the city is known as Chinden Boulevard, which separately means China and Garden. The city is in the Ada County, which was established in 1864 and was named in honor of Ada Riggs, the daughter of a co founder of Boise called H.C. Riggs.

Garden City and nearby Attractions

  • Western Idaho Fairgrounds
  • Northgate Shopping Center
  • Ellis Amusements Entertainment
  • Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Boise Art Museum

Things To Do In Garden City

Tourists can visit the Eagle Island State Park which offers a place for a family picnic. The state park also offers facilities for swimming. Another popular visit in Garden City is the Western Idaho Fairgrounds. Tourists can visit the Ellis Amusements Entertainment with the family if looking for a thrilling experience. It is worth taking a look around Discovery Center of Idaho and Boise Art Museum due to their historical significance as well. While in Garden City, shopping can be enjoyed at the Northgate Shopping Center.

Garden City Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field Airport.

Garden City Higher Education

There are several higher education institutes that can be attended in the city such as the Boise State University, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon University, and the Lewis - Clark State College.

People

Total Population 11,313
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 22.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,852
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 47.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.4%
Median Earnings25+ $30,070
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,390

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,635
% Above Poverty Level 80.9%
% Below Poverty Level 19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.8%
Median Gross Rent $775
Median House Value $174,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.8%
Irish 7.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Garden City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Boise, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 343 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Ada
Metro Area Boise City
Standard Zip Codes 83703, 83714
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.622
Longitude -116.237

Garden City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BOISE AIR TERMINAL
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 12.1 inches
Station BOISE LUCKY PEAK DAM
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 56 to 90 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 14.9 inches
Station KUNA
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 54 to 89 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 9.9 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:

Collister (83703)

Hidden Springs (83714)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eagle 21,863 $90,482
Kuna 16,557 $64,795
Meridian 84,018 $68,666
Middleton 6,145 $54,100
Star 6,768 $63,558

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Garden City Public Libraries

Library
Garden City Public
"9115 CHINDEN, SUITE 104"
Garden City, Idaho
(208) 672-0433
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