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The City of Garden Ridge had a population of 3,811 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Garden Ridge is located at latitude 29.6347 and longitude -98.3053 in Comal County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garden Ridge encompass a land area of 7.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Comal County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Garden Ridge has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Garden Ridge is located within New Braunfels Division of Comal County.

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Garden Ridge, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,811 (100%)
Population in Households 3,799 (99.7%)
Population in Families 3,475 (91.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 534
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $124,778
Average Household Income $163,977
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $64,100
Wealth Index5 282


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,366 (88.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $404,981
Average Home Value $473,737
Housing Affordability Index3 184


Total Households 1,481
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,257
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.4% 1.67%
Households 1.66% 1.71%
Families 1.3% 1.59%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
Owner Occupied HU   1.81%

Garden Ridge, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden Ridge to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 494 72nd
Population Density # 1153 34th
Median Household Income # 58 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 746 43rd
Per Capita Income # 38 98th
Diversity Index # 716 59th

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