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, 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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.44% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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 12.90 minutes getting to work every day.
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. 45.21% 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 $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.