Gardner, Massachusetts Population 2024

20,716

Gardner is a city located in Worcester County Massachusetts. Gardner has a 2024 population of 20,716. Gardner is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually and its population has decreased by -2.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,219 in 2020.

The average household income in Gardner is $76,483 with a poverty rate of 14.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gardner is 45 years, 44.1 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Gardner Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gardner was:

  • White: 85.67%
  • Two or more races: 5.29%
  • Other race: 3.27%
  • Asian: 3.21%
  • Black or African American: 2.35%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
22.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
938.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.37% (-503)
The current population of Gardner, Massachusetts is 20,716 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,219.

Gardner, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,06785.67%
Two or more races1,1155.29%
Other race6903.27%
Asian6783.21%
Black or African American4962.35%
Native American440.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gardner Population by Race

Gardner Population Pyramid 2024

Gardner Median Age

45

Total

44.1

Male

45.5

Female

Gardner Adults

There are 17,405 adults, (4,042 of whom are seniors) in Gardner.

Gardner Age Dependency

57.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Gardner Sex Ratio

Female9,99247.38%
Male11,09852.62%

Gardner Population by Age

Gardner Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,8722.2557.742.3
Married3,7222.8581.118.9
Non Family3,4351.2740.859.2
Female1,2242.8837.362.7
Male4913.0449.150.9
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2.73

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gardner Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gardner Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gardner Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 31.63%.

Gardner Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,886

Average Earnings

$50,485

Average Male

$37,158

Average Female

Gardner Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gardner Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gardner Language

88.16% of Gardner residents speak only English, while 11.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.93% of the population.

Gardner Language

Gardner Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,9352,17612.85%
Hispanic1,54544528.8%
Multiple1,00030130.1%
Asian64917126.35%
Other67812418.29%
Black3425415.79%
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14.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.32%

Male Poverty Rate

15.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gardner

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gardner is Multiple, with 30.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gardner is White, with 12.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.82%.

Gardner Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.56%
High School14.34%
Some College11.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.1%
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Gardner Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.08%
Male Unemployed13.38%
Female Employed6.61%
Male Employed4.53%
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Gardner Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gardner Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gardner Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Gardner Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gardner Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,262

Number of Veterans

1,103

Male Veterans

159

Female Veterans

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Gardner Veterans by War

count

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Gardner Veterans by Age

count

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Gardner Veterans by Race

Gardner Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gardner Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Gardner Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gardner Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gardner Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.99%

Born in Gardner

91.37%

Native Born

8.63%

Foreign Born

2.93%

Non Citizen

5.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.37% of Gardner residents were born in the United States, with 75.99% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Gardner Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,251-93-0.46%
202820,344-93-0.46%
202720,437-93-0.45%
202620,530-93-0.45%
202520,623-93-0.45%
202420,716-93-0.45%
202320,809-93-0.44%
202220,902-93-0.44%
202120,995-224-1.06%
202021,2195552.69%
201920,66440.02%
201820,660310.15%
201720,629900.44%
201620,539160.08%
201520,5231760.86%
201420,347-64-0.31%
201320,411400.2%
201220,3711460.72%
201120,225510.25%
201020,174-596-2.87%
200020,7706453.2%
199020,1252,22512.43%
198017,900-1,848-9.36%
197019,7487103.73%
196019,038-543-2.77%
195019,581-625-3.09%
194020,2068074.16%
193019,3992,42814.31%
192016,9712,27215.46%
191014,6993,88635.94%
190010,8132,38928.36%
18908,4243,43668.89%
18804,988
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Gardner Population by Year