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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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 (17.58%), sales jobs (9.29%), and business and financial occupations (6.93%).
Being a small city, Gardiner does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Gardiner who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.23% of the adults in Gardiner have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gardiner in 2010 was $26,747, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,988 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 Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gardiner is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.