Garden City, Missouri

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Garden City, Missouri
City
Motto(s): A piece of heaven on highway seven.
Location of Garden City, Missouri
Location of Garden City, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°33′31″N 94°11′21″W / 38.55861°N 94.18917°W / 38.55861; -94.18917Coordinates: 38°33′31″N 94°11′21″W / 38.55861°N 94.18917°W / 38.55861; -94.18917
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cass
Area[1]
 • Total 2.51 sq mi (6.50 km2)
 • Land 2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,642
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 1,630
 • Density 650/sq mi (250/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64747
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-26434[4]
GNIS feature ID 0718333[5]

Garden City is a city in Cass County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,642 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Garden City was platted in 1885, and so named on account of the fertile soil near the town site.[6] A post office called Garden City has been in operation since 1875.[7]

The O'Bannon Homestead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[8]

Geography[edit]

Garden City is located at 38°33′31″N 94°11′21″W / 38.55861°N 94.18917°W / 38.55861; -94.18917 (38.558731, -94.189231).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.51 square miles (6.50 km2), of which, 2.47 square miles (6.40 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890227
1900574152.9%
191071324.2%
1920711−0.3%
1930632−11.1%
1940599−5.2%
1950590−1.5%
19606001.7%
19706335.5%
19801,02161.3%
19901,22520.0%
20001,50022.4%
20101,6429.5%
Est. 20161,630[3]−0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,642 people, 650 households, and 436 families residing in the city. The population density was 664.8 inhabitants per square mile (256.7/km2). There were 721 housing units at an average density of 291.9 per square mile (112.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 650 households of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 33.1 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 11.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,500 people, 595 households, and 399 families residing in the city. The population density was 869.0 people per square mile (334.8/km²). There were 630 housing units at an average density of 365.0 per square mile (140.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.73% White, 0.20% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.33% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 595 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,461, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $31,848 versus $20,486 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,695. About 7.7% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education in Garden City is administered by the Sherwood Cass R-VIII School District, which operates one elementary school, one middle school, and Sherwood High School.[11]

Garden City has a public library, a branch of the Cass County Public Library.[12]

Garden City Fire Protection District[edit]

The Garden City Fire Protection District was founded and chartered by the residents of the district and State of Missouri in 1972 after the fire service had been provided by a fire association since the 1800’s. The fire district was an all volunteer department until July 2001 when it hired its first full-time employee.

The GCFPD protects more than 94 square miles of land. The district is currently protected by two fire stations, located at 300 Main Street, in Garden City. Station 2 located in Dayton, MO

Currently, the Department employs 15 part-time personnel and has 15 volunteer personnel. The Department is staffed 24 hours per day and operates an EMS unit that is cross staffed to operate fire appartus. GCFPD has numerous apparatus, a 2016 and 2017 EMS unit (EMS 95 & 96), a 2018 Spartan Engine (E96) and a two seat engine (E92) , a 2006 3000 gallon Tanker (T97), a 1996 Ford Brush unit and a 2017 Ford Brush unit (B96 and B91). Brush 96 and Engine 92 are located at station 2.

Finally, the Fire District’s fire insurance rating is presently a Class 6 within the city limits. Outside the city limits (without hydrants) it is a Class 9.

Notable people[edit]

  • Tyler Farr - Country music singer-songwriter
  • Ewing Kauffman - Businessman who founded Marion Laboratories and the first owner of the Kansas City Royals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Cass County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  8. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Public education". City of Garden City. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  12. ^ "Locations and Hours". Cass County Public Library. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 

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