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The Visual Arts Collective, an art gallery, performance venue and bar, is a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation grantee
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Location of Garden City in Ada County, Idaho.
Location of Garden City in Ada County, Idaho.
Garden City, Idaho is located in the United States
Garden City, Idaho
Garden City, Idaho
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Idaho
County Ada
 • Total 4.28 sq mi (11.07 km2)
 • Land 4.08 sq mi (10.57 km2)
 • Water 0.20 sq mi (0.50 km2)
2,674 ft (815 m)
 • Total 10,972
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,932.86/sq mi (1,132.46/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
83703, 83714
Area code(s) 208, 986
FIPS code 16-29620
GNIS feature ID 0396529

Garden City is a city in Ada County, Idaho. The population was 10,972 at the time of the 2010 census. Garden City is nearly surrounded by Boise but retains a separate municipal government.

Garden City was named for gardens raised by Chinese immigrants who lived in the area. The name of the city's only main street, Chinden Boulevard, is a portmanteau of the words "China" and "garden." In the second decade of the 21st century, it became a haven for artists' studios.

Garden City is part of the Boise metropolitan area.


Garden City is located at 43°38′44″N 116°15′58″W / 43.64556°N 116.26611°W / 43.64556; -116.26611 (43.645561, -116.266132), at an elevation of 2674 feet (815 m) above sea level

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.17 square miles (10.80 km2), of which, 4.04 square miles (10.46 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 764
1960 1,681 120.0%
1970 2,368 40.9%
1980 4,571 93.0%
1990 6,369 39.3%
2000 10,624 66.8%
2010 10,972 3.3%
2019 (est.) 11,969 9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 10,972 people, 4,878 households, and 2,849 families living in the city. The population density was 2,715.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,048.6/km2). There were 5,429 housing units at an average density of 1,343.8 per square mile (518.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.2% White, 1.0% African American, 1.1% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.1% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.8%.

Of the 4,878 households 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.6% were non-families. 34.0% of households were one person and 14.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age was 43.2 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

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