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Welcome to Garden City

Just the Facts


About 830 horses will race at Les Bois Race Track in Garden City during the course of the 2013 season.

Garden City has always been a bit overshadowed by neighboring Boise. In fact, it's completely encircled by the larger city. Still, Garden City occupies some of the best riverfront property in the Treasure Valley and slow changes have led to the creation of an arts district and urban renewal districts focused on building community along the central strip that is Chinden Boulevard. It's also home to Les Bois Park horse racing track, as well as Expo Idaho, home of the Western Idaho Fair.

By the Numbers

Population (2011 estimate) : 11,217

Population growth (April 1, 2010-July 1, 2011) : 2.2 %

Square miles of land area (2010) : 4.04

Language other than English spoken at home : 14.6 %

High-school graduate or higher : 87.1 %

Bachelor's degree or higher : 32.2 %

Mean travel to work (minutes) : 17.8

Housing units (2010) : 5,429

Homeownership rate (2007-2011) : 63.2 %

Median value of owner-occupied housing units : $182,200

Median household income : $39,688

Persons below the poverty line : 17.8 %

Data from U.S. Census Bureau