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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A-
Garden City is a town in Kansas with a population of 26,806. Garden City is in Finney County. Living in Garden City offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Garden City there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Garden City and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Garden City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    301.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    100.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    55.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    241.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,854.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    163.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    13%

Working in Garden City

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,305
National
$55,322

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Garden City Reviews

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Garden City is a fairly big city in Southwest Kansas. Out of the big three (Dodge and Liberal) Garden is the best to live in. However, a recent escalation in drug use has been an issue. A lack of places to eat is also a problem and the number of residents here is increasing each day. The only issue is Housing. If you want to buy a house, good luck! The housing market is ridiculously expensive compared to the jobs that are offered. Garden City is a mixing pot and you get the different races and cultures all in one town. Police department is excellent here.
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The town is growing and the community is wonderful! Lots of new businesses are opening and new homes are being made. Garden City is diverse and welcoming, violence is rare. I was a student for seven years here and schools take great care and interest in the student's learning and success.
Experiences had while living in Garden City is the amount of diversity and culture that makes Garden City unique. The people are friendly, respectful, and helpful. The community is comes together when people need assistance, people have opportunities to grow in a ever growing town like this. The college's education systems gives people a chance to get a degree while still living and raising kids/grandchildren. Overall my experiences while living here are great and the community is something peaceful and calm. I highly recommend people to move here if you are wanting to spend more time with family or looking to bring a new experience to Garden.