Garden City, Idaho

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Garden City is a city in Ada County, Idaho, United States. The population was 10,624 at the 2000 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 main street, Chinden Boulevard, is a portmanteau of the words "China" and "garden."

Garden City is part of the Boise CityNampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical 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),[1] at an elevation of 2674 feet (815 m) above sea level

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.8 km²), 4.2 square miles (10.7 km²) of it is land and .04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (.72%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,624 people, 4,331 households, and 2,784 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,559.9 per square mile. There were 4,590 housing units at an average density of 1,106.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 89.34% White, .47% African American, .85% Native American, 1.37% Asian, .11% Pacific Islander, 4.94% from other races, and 2.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.58% of the population.

There were 4,331 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 27% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

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