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Garden City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Garden City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cass County at latitude 38.5621 and longitude -94.1952. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 925 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Garden City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Garden City, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Garden City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Garden City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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Garden City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,642
Population in Households 1,642
Population in Familes 1,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 664
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 656
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 435
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 437 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $96,821
Average Home Value $107,856


Median Household Income $41,642
Average Household Income $50,486
Per Capita Income $20,125
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.07%
Households 0.22% 0.21%
Families -0.05% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Garden City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden City to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 292 72nd
Population Density1 # 602 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 618 40th
Median Household Income # 454 56th
Per Capita Income # 528 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.