Introduction to Garden City, Michigan

Garden City, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 3 miles W of Dearborn Heights, Michigan and 14 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Detroit area. There are 30,047 residents in Garden City.

Garden City History

Garden City originated when Andrew Jackson transferred 160 acres of property to John Lathers in the 1800s. The home sites were segmented into one acre plots so that adequate farming land would be available to each family. In June 1927, Garden City was incorporated as a village. However, six years later, in 1933, Garden City was reincorporated as a city.

Garden City and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Pewabic Pottery
  • Fair Lane
  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Maplewood Park

Things To Do In Garden City

There are quite a few museums in the vicinity of Garden City. These include the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Dearborn Historical Museum and the Lincoln Park Historical Museum. Another popular tourist attraction is the Eastern Market. The Children's Museum and the Detroit Zoo are ideal places to take children.

Garden City Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Garden City Higher Education

There are a number of institutes offering higher educational opportunities to residents of Garden City. Among these are Madonna University, Henry Ford Community College, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Davenport University.


Total Population 27,356
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 12,660
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 46.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $31,984
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,348
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,542


Median Family Income $61,854
% Above Poverty Level 89%
% Below Poverty Level 11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,008
Median House Value $80,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.5%
Irish 16.6%

Garden City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Dearborn Heights, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48135
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48136
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.325
Longitude -83.331

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 5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dearborn Heights 57,063 $52,924
Inkster 25,056 $34,931
Livonia 95,888 $83,088
Taylor 62,331 $48,418

Garden City Public Libraries

Garden City Public Library
Garden City, Michigan
(734) 525-8856

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Garden City Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(734) 421-3300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 20

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