Gardner, MA
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Gardner is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 20,333 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Gardner is the 93rd largest community in Massachusetts. Gardner has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Gardner is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gardner is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gardner who work in office and administrative support (14.95%), sales jobs (8.86%), and food service (7.86%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Gardner rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.46% of adults 25 and older in Gardner have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Gardner in 2010 was $23,318, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,272 for a family of four. However, Gardner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gardner is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, French Canadian, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Gardner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.