Gardner, Massachusetts Population 2021

20,705
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Gardner is a city located in Worcester County Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 20,705, it is the 48th largest city in Massachusetts and the 1800th largest city in the United States . Gardner is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually and its population has increased by 2.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,228 in 2010. Gardner reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 23 miles, Gardner has a population density of 938 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gardner is $68,349 with a poverty rate of 13.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $838 per month, and the median house value is $185,700. The median age in Gardner is 41 years, 40.7 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Gardner Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gardnerwas:

  • White: 86.96%
  • Two or more races: 4.25%
  • Asian: 3.16%
  • Black or African American: 2.84%
  • Other race: 2.74%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gardner, Massachusetts is 20,705 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,683.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,228.

Gardner, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,92286.96%
Two or More Races8754.25%
Asian6513.16%
Black or African American5862.84%
Some Other Race5652.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.05%
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Gardner Population by Race

Gardner Population Pyramid $2021

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Gardner Median Age

41


Total

40.7


Male

41.6


Female

Gardner Adults

There are 16,559 adults, (3,181 of whom are seniors) in Gardner.

Gardner Age Dependency

54.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Gardner Sex Ratio

Female

9,976

48.40%

Male

10,634

51.60%

Gardner Population by Age

Gardner Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gardner Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female30.6%69.4%
Non Family34.4%65.6%
Male39.9%60.1%
All52%48%
Married78.9%21.1%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gardner Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2282.3652
Married3,3253.0578.9
Non Family3,1671.2534.4
Female1,3252.9130.6
Male4113.5239.9

2.92

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Gardner Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4913.27%
9th to 12th Grade1,1587.71%
High School Graduate5,25034.97%
Some College3,40222.66%
Associates Degree1,96013.05%
Bachelors Degree1,74811.64%
Graduate Degree1,0056.69%
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Gardner Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gardner Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,83711,5962,428
Hispanic1,040894115
Asian48135095
Black46132182
Other Race31428016
2+ Races30530543
Native American1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 19.75%.

Gardner Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,763$42,164$32,076
Less Than 9th Grade$26,705$26,591$28,036
High School Graduate$32,724$36,196$30,370
Some College$36,136$47,215$30,532
Bachelors Degree$50,529$61,538$42,708
Graduate Degree$56,927$61,912$55,962

$36,763

Average Earnings

$42,164

Average Male

$32,076

Average Female

Gardner Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gardner Language by Age

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Gardner Language

88.48% of Gardner residents speak only English, while 11.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.88% of the population.

Gardner Language

Gardner Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,0471,87911.71%
Multiple79230638.64%
Hispanic1,68626215.54%
Asian63418929.81%
Black3677821.25%
Other476357.35%

13.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.40%

Male Poverty Rate

14.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gardner

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gardner is Multiple, with 38.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gardner is Other, with 7.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.44%.

Gardner Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.59%
High School14.42%
Some College14.03%
Bachelors or Greater2.66%

Gardner Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed36.30%
Female Unemployed15.25%
Female Employed7.16%
Male Employed6.16%

Gardner Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gardner Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,679$68,349
Families$63,843$79,387
Married Families$79,946-
Non Families$29,619$46,342
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Income by Household Type

Gardner Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Gardner Married by Age and Sex

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Gardner Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gardner Marital Status by Race

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Gardner Marital Status

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1,386

Number of Veterans

1,288

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam460
First Gulf War254
Second Gulf War206
Korea133
World War II59

Gardner Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+349
35 to 54335
65 to 74322
55 to 64300
18 to 3480

Gardner Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2838.73%
2+ Races4911.21%
Black448.33%
Hispanic393.08%
Other Race103.03%

Gardner Veterans by Race

Gardner Veterans by Education

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14.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gardner Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Gardner Employment by Age

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Gardner Employment by Race

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Gardner Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.26%

Born in Gardner

93.12%

Native Born

6.88%

Foreign Born

2.46%

Non Citizen

4.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.12% of Gardner residents were born in the United States, with 76.26% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gardner Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,705110.05%
202020,694110.05%
201920,683110.05%
201820,672360.17%
201720,636970.47%
201620,539200.10%
201520,5191750.86%
201420,344-65-0.32%
201320,409410.20%
201220,3681450.72%
201120,223490.24%
201020,174-596-0.29%
200020,7706450.32%
199020,1252,2251.18%
198017,900-1,848-0.98%
197019,7487100.37%
196019,038-543-0.28%
195019,581-625-0.31%
194020,2068070.41%
193019,3992,4281.35%
192016,9712,2721.45%
191014,6993,8863.12%
190010,8132,3892.53%
18908,4243,4365.38%
18804,9880.00%

Gardner Population by Year