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The City of Gardner had a population of 21,051 as of July 1, 2020.
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 (GNIS ID: 618364) 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||21,051 (100%)|
|Population in Households||19,710 (93.6%)|
|Population in Families||14,924 (70.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,341 ( 6.4%)|
|Median Household Income||$52,194|
|Average Household Income||$65,361|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$26,844|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||9,471 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,564 (48.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,999 (42.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||908 ( 9.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$195,690|
|Average Home Value||$256,442|
|Housing Affordability Index3||127|
|Average Household Size||2.3|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.44%|
|Per Capita Income||1.05%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.49%|
The table below compares Gardner to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 66||73rd|
|Population Density||# 166||33rd|
|Median Household Income||# 216||12th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 174||71st|
|Per Capita Income||# 225||9th|
|Diversity Index||# 73||71st|
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