Gardner is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 20,868 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Gardner is the 24th largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Gardner was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Gardner economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Gardner, where the median household income is $65,938.00.
Gardner real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Gardner house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Gardner isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gardner are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gardner is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gardner who work in office and administrative support (17.25%), sales jobs (9.32%), and teaching (7.50%).
Also of interest is that Gardner has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Gardner is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.98% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gardner in 2010 was $26,085, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,340 for a family of four. However, Gardner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gardner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gardner residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gardner include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Gardner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.