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Garfield is a township in Bay County, in the Bay City metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Garfield. For links to other places called Garfield, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Garfield is 43.776N. The longitude is -84.096W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,775.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Garfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bay County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48634 ZIP code.
26% of Garfield residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Garfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Garfield was $17,306, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Garfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Garfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $388. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $762.
Bay County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Garfield political report.
The average commute time for Garfield workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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