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, Gardiner isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gardiner are a mix 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%).
Gardiner is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
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.