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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,423
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens21.8%
Employed Population 16+5,021
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,838
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,807
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,928

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,676
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.9%
Median Gross Rent$767
Median House Value$188,100

Ancestry

English19.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.2%
German17.4%
Irish8.5%
Swedish3.6%
Norwegian3.3%
Italian3.2%
Scottish3.1%
Dutch2.1%
Welsh2%
Polish1.5%
French Except Basque1.5%
Danishn1.4%
Basque1.1%
Swiss0.9%
Russian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Croatian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Garden City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ada County
Standard Zip Codes83714, 83703
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude43.64
Approximate Longitude-116.26

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)

StationBOISE AIR TERMINAL
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp60 to 89 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip12.1 inches
StationBOISE LUCKY PEAK DAM
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp56 to 90 F
Oct Temp39 to 67 F
Annual Precip14.9 inches
StationKUNA
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 65 F
Jul Temp54 to 89 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip9.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eagle22,711$95,041
Kuna17,015$63,737
Meridian88,247$72,109
Middleton6,416$57,616
Star7,255$67,008

Garden City Public Libraries

Garden City Public
6015 GLENWOOD ST
Garden City, Idaho
(208) 472-2940

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Garden City Public Schools

Anser Charter School
202 E 42nd Street
ZIP: 83714
(208) 426-9840
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
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