Gardiner is a tiny town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 879 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gardiner is the 73rd largest community in Montana.
Gardiner home prices are not only among the most expensive in Montana, but Gardiner real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gardiner who work in food service (18.31%), sales jobs (15.85%), and business and financial occupations (10.52%).
Because of many things, Gardiner is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Gardiner really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Gardiner perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 12.36 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small town, Gardiner doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Gardiner are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.49% of adults in Gardiner have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gardiner in 2010 was $25,322, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,288 for a family of four. However, Gardiner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gardiner is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Native American. Gardiner also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.74% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gardiner include Norwegian, Irish, Scottish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Gardiner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.