Gardiner is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 5,597 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gardiner is the 54th largest community in Maine. Gardiner has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Gardiner is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gardiner is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gardiner who work in office and administrative support (14.48%), sales jobs (12.41%), and teaching (7.17%).
Also of interest is that Gardiner has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Gardiner is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.96% of adults 25 and older in Gardiner have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gardiner in 2010 was $25,799, which is middle income relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,196 for a family of four. However, Gardiner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gardiner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gardiner residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gardiner include French , Irish, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Gardiner is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.