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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,009
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+13,013
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,426
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,732

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,045
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$996
Median House Value$83,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.7%
German17.9%
Irish15.6%
Polish14.7%
English8.9%
French Except Basque4.4%
Italian4.4%
Canadian3.4%
Arab2.8%
Scottish2.6%
Hungarian1.9%
Dutch1.8%
Finnish1.5%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Lebanese0.8%
Russian0.7%
Israeli0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Maltese0.4%
African0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
US/American0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Garden City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48135
P.O. Box Zip Codes48136
Phone Area Codes734, 313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.32
Approximate Longitude-83.34

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)

StationDEARBORN
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dearborn Heights56,329$52,497
Inkster24,738$39,023
Livonia94,849$86,130
Taylor61,716$50,472
Wayne17,143$47,834
Westland82,218$60,168

Garden City Public Libraries

Garden City Public Library
31735 MAPLEWOOD STREET
Garden City, Michigan
(734) 793-1830

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Garden City Hospitals

Garden City Hospital
(Non-profit)
6245 Inkster Rd

Garden City Public Schools

Cambridge High School
28901 Cambridge St
ZIP: 48135
(734) 762-8430
High
Total Enrollment 377
Douglas Elementary 3-4 Campus
6400 Hartel
ZIP: 48135
(734) 762-8450
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Farmington 5-6 Campus
33411 Marquette Ave
ZIP: 48135
(734) 762-8460
Middle
Total Enrollment 499
Garden City High School
6500 Middlebelt Rd
ZIP: 48135
(734) 762-8350
High
Total Enrollment 1248
Garden City Middle School
1851 Radcliff St
ZIP: 48135
(734) 762-8400
Middle
Total Enrollment 616
Lathers Early Childhood And Kindergarten Center
28351 Marquette Ave
ZIP: 48135
(734) 762-8490
Primary
Total Enrollment 216
Memorial Elementary 1-2 Campus
30001 Marquette
ZIP: 48135
(734) 762-8480
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Tipton Academy
1615 Belton St
ZIP: 48135
(586) 945-6828
Primary
Total Enrollment 320

Garden City Private Schools

St Raphael School
31500 Beechwood St
ZIP: 48135
Elementary
Total Enrollment 171
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