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, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gardiner who work in food service (18.11%), sales jobs (14.14%), and business and financial occupations (12.37%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 12.90 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 is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Gardiner, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 79.51% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Gardiner doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Gardiner ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Gardiner, 45.21% 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 $27,314, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,256 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 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 10.12% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gardiner include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Austrian.
The most common language spoken in Gardiner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.