Garden City, Colorado

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Town of Garden City, Colorado
Statutory Town
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°23′41″N 104°41′19″W / 40.39472°N 104.68861°W / 40.39472; -104.68861Coordinates: 40°23′41″N 104°41′19″W / 40.39472°N 104.68861°W / 40.39472; -104.68861
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County[1] Weld
Founded 1935
Incorporated (town) Initial filing September 14, 1936[2]
Incorporated (town) Uncontested Filing August 2, 1938 [3]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[1]
 • Mayor Lonelle Archuleta[4]
 • Mayor Pro Tem Clarence Krieger[4]
 • Trustee Terry Greenwood[4]
 • Trustee Fil Archuleta[4]
 • Trustee Kelly Stewart[4]
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[5] 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[6] 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 located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 357 at the 2000 census. With a total area less than one square mile, it is entirely surrounded by the cities of Greeley, Colorado and Evans, Colorado.

Geography[edit]

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).[7]

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

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[8] 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[edit]

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 of 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 morning following the election. 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. [3]

Education[edit]

Garden City is within Weld County School District Six. As of 2008 residents are zoned to Jackson Elementary School,[9] Brentwood Middle School,[10] and Greeley Central High School.[11] All of the schools assigned to Garden City are in Greeley.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Garden City History". Town of Garden City. Retrieved 8 December 2014. }
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Garden City Board of Trustees". Town of Garden City. Retrieved 8 December 2014. }
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 22, 2007. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "District 6 Elementary School Boundaries." Weld County School District Six. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.
  10. ^ "District 6 Middle School Boundaries." Weld County School District Six. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.
  11. ^ "District 6 High School Boundaries." Weld County School District Six. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.

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