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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gardiner is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Gardiner spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.36 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Gardiner is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Gardiner is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.49% of adults in Gardiner have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
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.