Garden City has the 1374th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Garden City is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Garden City is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in Garden City is $769,300, which is above the national average. 67% of workers in Garden City hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 97% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Garden City. 69% of Garden City workers drive to work alone, 15% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Garden City spend an average of 35 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.