Gardiner, MT
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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%).

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.

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 very car-oriented town. 79.51% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Gardiner is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Gardiner has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

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.



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