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Town of Garden City, Colorado
Statutory Town
The Garden City Town Hall.
The Garden City Town Hall.
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Weld
Founded 1935
Incorporated (town) Initial filing September 14, 1936
Incorporated (town) Uncontested Filing August 2, 1938
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,695 ft (1,431 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 357
 • Density 3,570/sq mi (1,190/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80631
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-29185
GNIS feature ID 0180637
Website http://townofgardencity.com

The Town of Garden City is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 357 at the 2000 census. With an area of less than one square mile, it is surrounded by the cities of Greeley, Colorado and Evans, Colorado.

Geography

Garden City is located at 40°23′41″N 104°41′19″W / 40.39472°N 104.68861°W / 40.39472; -104.68861 (40.394766, -104.688634).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has an area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 87
1950 104 19.5%
1960 129 24.0%
1970 142 10.1%
1980 85 −40.1%
1990 199 134.1%
2000 357 79.4%
2010 234 −34.5%
Est. 2015 266 13.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 357 people, 130 households, and 79 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,154.5 people per square mile (1,253.1/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 1,219.4 per square mile (484.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 46.50% White, 2.52% Native American, 1.68% Asian, 47.62% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 68.35% of the population.

There were 130 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.1% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 21.6% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 11.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 125.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 131.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $24,722. Males had a median income of $21,563 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,646. About 16.7% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

History

Garden City was founded in August 2, 1938 as a base for saloons and liquor stores serving residents of nearby Greeley, Colorado, which was then a Dry City. Shortly after the repeal of Prohibition in the United States, in June 1935, Greeley voters, by a majority of 356 votes, voted in the local option election to make Greeley "dry" and prohibit the sale, manufacture, transportation, or possession of liquor in the city limits of Greeley. The morning following the election, two Greeley liquor stores were closed by the Chief of Police. The Greeley Tribune published several articles of a Wet Town incorporating on Greeley's southern edge.

This area was home to a 10-acre area known at the time as Ray's Cottage Camp, owned by Mrs. A.F. Ray. The law for incorporating a town at the time required a petition to be filled with Weld County of 30 or more residents who were also landowners. Mrs. Ray sold cabins and lots in her Cottage Camp for as little as $100.00 so that Garden City could meet the petition criteria.

According to Tribune articles written at the time, the incorporation of Garden City was challenged and found to be invalid twice but Garden City did finally become incorporated on the third attempt in 1938. According to the incorporation document on file in the Clerk's Office, the incorporation date was August 2, 1938.

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