Gardner is a city located in Grundy County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 1,346, it is the 598th largest city in Illinois and the 13194th largest city in the United States. Gardner is currently declining at a rate of -0.74% annually and its population has decreased by -5.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,429 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Gardner has a population density of 462 people per square mile.
The average household income in Gardner is $87,567 with a poverty rate of 6.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $815 per month, and the median house value is $145,400. The median age in Gardner is 44.6 years, 44.7 years for males, and 44.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gardnerwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
94.60% of Gardner residents speak only English, while 5.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.10% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Gardner is White, with 6.43% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Gardner is Hispanic, with 5.81% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.24%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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96.57% of Gardner residents were born in the United States, with 80.20% having been born in Illinois. 3.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.