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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Gardiner a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Gardiner has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Gardiner’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One of the benefits of Gardiner is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.36 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small town, Gardiner does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Gardiner ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Gardiner, 42.49% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.