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Garden, Michigan
Aerial view of the village of Garden
Aerial view of the village of Garden
Location within Delta County
Location within Delta County
Country United States
State Michigan
County Delta
Township Garden
Incorporated 1886
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
591 ft (180 m)
 • Total 221
 • Estimate 
 • Density 255.45/sq mi (98.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-31380
GNIS feature ID 0626629

Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 221 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Garden Township.

M-183 runs through the village, connecting with Fayette eight miles (13 km) southwest and with U.S. Highway 2 at Garden Corners, nine miles (14 km) to the north.


When this area was first settled around 1850 by Metis it was known as Garden Bay or Haley's Bay. It was incorporated as a village in 1886.


The village is situated on the Garden Peninsula where the Garden Creek flows into Garden Bay, a small inlet off the Big Bay de Noc, which opens onto Green Bay, on Lake Michigan.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), of which 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2) is land and 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 458
1900 465 1.5%
1910 497 6.9%
1920 395 −20.5%
1930 371 −6.1%
1940 462 24.5%
1950 399 −13.6%
1960 380 −4.8%
1970 336 −11.6%
1980 296 −11.9%
1990 268 −9.5%
2000 240 −10.4%
2010 221 −7.9%
2019 (est.) 211 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 221 people, 99 households, and 63 families living in the village. The population density was 272.8 inhabitants per square mile (105.3/km2). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 165.4 per square mile (63.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 87.3% White, 5.0% Native American, and 7.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 99 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.65.

The median age in the village was 49.4 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.7% were from 25 to 44; 34.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Garden has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Notable people

These notable people were born in Garden, Michigan.

  • John B. Bennett
  • James D. Dotsch
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