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Overview

Introduction to Garden City, Kansas

Garden City, Kansas, in Finney county, is located 194 miles W of Wichita, Kansas.

Kansas History

The city of Kansas was founded by the Fulton brothers. The town site of Garden City was originally laid out on the southern half of the 18th section by engineer Chas. Van Trump. The first settlers encouraged others to settle at Garden city. The city derived its name from the fine garden of Fulton yard. The actual settlements were first made near the city in the year 1878. In the following year, garden city got the recognition of a town - to - be. A railway station was also set up in the city in 1879.

Kansas and nearby Attractions

  • Finney County Historical Society Museum
  • Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo
  • Garden Bowl
  • Southwind Country Club
  • Golden Locket Golf Course

Things To Do In Kansas

Lee Richardson Zoo is one of the most well - known tourist’s attractions of Garden City. Visitors can see the world’s largest hand - dug swimming pool here. Garden City Plaza is also famous for the various shopping destination of the city. Golf lovers may also enjoy visiting the Golden Locket Golf Course. One can also enjoy the recreational facilities offered by the Finnup Park.

Kansas Transportation

Garden City Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Kansas Higher Education

Higher education is offered by institutions including Garden City Community College, Fort Hays State University, and Barton County Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,916
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens10%
Employed Population 16+12,927
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married50.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,777
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,788
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,327

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,692
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.9%
Median Gross Rent$730
Median House Value$122,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.1%
Irish7.8%
English4.1%
French Except Basque1.6%
Italian1.5%
African1.3%
Somali1%
Dutch0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Polish0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Russian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Czech0.5%
Canadian0.4%
German0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
South African0.1%
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Garden City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Finney County
Standard Zip Codes67846, 67868
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.97
Approximate Longitude-100.86

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)

StationGARDEN CITY EXP STN
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 43 F
Apr Temp37 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 92 F
Oct Temp39 to 71 F
Annual Precip18.7 inches
StationCIMARRON 4 S
Distance32.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 43 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 92 F
Oct Temp40 to 71 F
Annual Precip23 inches
StationSUBLETTE
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 43 F
Apr Temp37 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 91 F
Oct Temp41 to 70 F
Annual Precip19.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Deerfield776$46,250
Holcomb2,393$69,732
Ingalls231$81,875
Lakin1,935$62,888

Garden City Public Libraries

Finney County Public Library
605 E WALNUT
Garden City, Kansas
(620) 272-3680

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Garden City Hospitals

St Catherine Hospital
(Non-profit)
401 East Spruce
(620) 272-2222

Garden City Public Schools

Abe Hubert Elementary School
1205 A Street
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Alta Brown Elem
1110 East Pine
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Ctr
3101 N Belmont
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 465
Buffalo Jones Elem
708 Taylor Ave
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Charles O Stones Intermediate Ctr
401 N Jennie Barker Rd
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-8300
Middle
Total Enrollment 431
Edith Scheuerman Elem
1901 Wilcox
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-7350
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Florence Wilson Elem
1709 Labrador Blvd
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Garden City Alternate Education Center
1312 N. 7th Street
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-8600
Other
Total Enrollment 74
Garden City High School
2720 Buffalo Way Blvd
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-5400
High
Total Enrollment 2064
Georgia Matthews Elem
111 Johnson
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-7550
Primary
Total Enrollment 194
Gertrude Walker Elem
805 W Fair
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Horace J. Good Middle School
1412 N. Main St.
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-8100
Middle
Total Enrollment 774
Jennie Barker Elem
5585 N Jennie Barker Rd
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 133
Jennie Wilson Elem
1401 E Harding
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-7750
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Kenneth Henderson Middle
2406 Fleming
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-8500
Middle
Total Enrollment 360
Plymell Elementary
20 W Plymell Rd
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 130
Victor Ornelas Elem
3401 E Spruce
ZIP: 67846
(620) 805-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 426

Garden City Private Schools

Faith Baptist Academy
1455 N 16 Mile Rd
ZIP: 67846
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
St Dominic Elementary School
617 J C St
ZIP: 67846
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
St Mary Catholic School
503 St John St
ZIP: 67846
Elementary
Total Enrollment 114
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