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Garden City, Colorado
Town of Garden City
The Garden City Town Hall.
The Garden City Town Hall.
Location of the Town of Garden City in Weld County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Garden City in Weld County, Colorado.
Garden City, Colorado is located in the United States
Garden City, Colorado
Garden City, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Weld County
Founded 1935
Incorporated (town) Initial filing September 14, 1936
Incorporated (town) Uncontested Filing August 2, 1938
 • Type Statutory Town
 • Total 0.113 sq mi (0.292 km2)
 • Land 0.113 sq mi (0.292 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
4,695 ft (1,431 m)
 • Total 254
 • Density 2,253/sq mi (870/km2)
 • Metro
 • Front Range
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-29185
GNIS feature ID 0180637

The Town of Garden City is a Statutory Town located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 227 at the 2020 United States Census. Garden City is a part of the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.It is surrounded by the cities of Greeley and Evans, Colorado.


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.


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%
2020 254 8.5%
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.


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.


Garden City is within Weld County School District Six. As of 2008 residents are zoned to Jackson Elementary School, Brentwood Middle School, and Greeley Central High School. All of the schools assigned to Garden City are in Greeley.

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