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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,889
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+3,752
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married30.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.3%
Median Earnings25+$29,248
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,550
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,211

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,517
% Above Poverty Level67.5%
% Below Poverty Level32.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone38.4%
Median Gross Rent$763
Median House Value$105,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.7%
Irish8.8%
English8.5%
German6.2%
French Except Basque2.5%
Italian1.8%
Scottish0.9%
Polish0.7%
Welsh0.6%
African0.6%
Austrian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Arab0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Garden City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chatham County
Standard Zip Codes31405, 31408, 31415
P.O. Box Zip Codes31418
Phone Area Codes912
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude32.04
Approximate Longitude-81.18

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)

StationSAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AP
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip49.5 inches
StationHILTON HEAD
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 74 F
Jul Temp73 to 88 F
Oct Temp57 to 76 F
Annual Precip52.5 inches
StationBEAUFORT WWTP
Distance33.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp54 to 75 F
Jul Temp74 to 90 F
Oct Temp58 to 76 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomingdale2,703$60,781
Pooler22,131$79,163
Port Wentworth7,052$76,151
Rincon9,690$73,013
Savannah144,717$44,670
Thunderbolt2,606$53,971

Garden City Public Schools

Garden City Elementary School
4037 Kessler Ave
ZIP: 31408
(912) 395-6820
Primary
Total Enrollment 752
Groves High School
100 Priscilla D Thomas Way
ZIP: 31408
(912) 395-2520
High
Total Enrollment 701
Mercer Middle School
201 Rommel Ave
ZIP: 31408
(912) 395-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 478
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