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The City of Gardner had a population of 21,408 as of July 1, 2022.
The primary coordinate point for Gardner is located at latitude 42.5751 and longitude -71.9981 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gardner encompass a land area of 22.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.94 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,063 feet.
The City of Gardner has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Gardner: Gardner Centre, West Gardner.
|Total Population||21,408 (100%)|
|Population in Households||20,177 (94.2%)|
|Population in Families||15,270 (71.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,231 ( 5.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$60,952|
|Average Household Income||$83,492|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||21%|
|Per Capita Income||$34,314|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||9,520 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,629 (48.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,142 (43.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||749 ( 7.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$240,972|
|Average Home Value||$347,516|
|Housing Affordability Index3||101|
|Average Household Size||2.30|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.91%|
|Per Capita Income||3.89%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.68%|
The table below compares Gardner to the other 248 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 68||73rd|
|Population Density||# 163||35th|
|Median Household Income||# 222||11th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 156||63rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 223||10th|
|Diversity Index||# 65||74th|
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