Gardner, Massachusetts Population 2020

20,935

Gardner is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 20,935, it is the 46th largest city in Massachusetts and the 1783rd largest city in the United States. Gardner is currently growing at a rate of 0.52% annually and its population has increased by 3.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,228 in 2010. Spanning over 23 miles, Gardner has a population density of 949 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gardner is $66,620 with a poverty rate of 14.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $811 per month, and the median house value is $181,500. The median age in Gardner is 40.9 years, 40.6 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.2 males.

Gardner Demographics

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

  • White: 89.86%
  • Two or more races: 3.67%
  • Other race: 2.45%
  • Black or African American: 2.37%
  • Asian: 1.60%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gardner, Massachusetts is 20,935, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,719.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,228.

Gardner, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,47189.86%
Two or More Races7543.67%
Some Other Race5042.45%
Black or African American4882.37%
Asian3281.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.05%

Gardner Population Pyramid 2020

Gardner Median Age

40.9


Total

40.6


Male

41.6


Female

Gardner Adults

There are 16,515 adults, (3,146 of whom are seniors) in Gardner.

Gardner Age Dependency

53.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gardner Sex Ratio

Female

10,068

48.98%

Male

10,487

51.02%

Gardner Households and Families

Gardner Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gardner Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.2%21.8%
All52.2%47.8%
Male40.5%59.5%
Non Family36.8%63.2%
Female28.1%71.9%

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2222.3552.2
Married3,2882.9478.2
Non Family3,0041.2536.8
Female1,3722.9428.1
Male5583.3440.5

2.87

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gardner Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4653.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,2168.23%
High School Graduate5,44536.87%
Some College2,94619.95%
Associates Degree1,89412.83%
Bachelors Degree1,79812.17%
Graduate Degree1,0046.80%

Gardner Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,86511,5562,491
Hispanic1,063906112
Black43128156
Other Race32526722
Multiple Races25625650
Asian250185106
Native American1010

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 42.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,190$41,046$32,341
Less Than High School$30,703$30,684$35,114
High School Grad$32,252$35,118$23,125
Some College$37,643$48,155$31,106
Bachelors Degree$49,821$59,063$46,369
Graduate Degree$57,813$60,585$56,435

$37,190

Average Earnings

$41,046

Average Male

$32,341

Average Female

Gardner Language

Gardner Language by Age

Gardner Language

89.46% of Gardner residents speak only English, while 10.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.86% of the population.

Gardner Poverty

Gardner Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,5642,24113.53%
Hispanic1,68331918.95%
Multiple67719428.66%
Asian31312238.98%
Black2706825.19%
Other39282.04%

14.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.56%

Male Poverty Rate

16.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gardner

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gardner is Asian, with 38.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gardner is Other, with 2.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.90%
High School15.68%
Some College13.26%
Bachelors or Greater2.74%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.04%
Male Unemployed23.83%
Female Employed9.08%
Male Employed6.46%

Gardner Income

Gardner Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,239$66,620
Families$61,914$75,099
Married Families$76,786-
Non Families$32,789$47,715

Gardner Marital Status

Gardner Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Gardner Married by Age and Sex

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

Gardner Veterans

1,548

Number of Veterans

1,489

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam567
First Gulf War263
Second Gulf War229
Korea163
World War II81
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74413
75+379
35 to 54367
55 to 64296
18 to 3493
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4789.87%
Black429.21%
Hispanic403.17%
2 or More163.83%
Other123.48%

$Gardner Veterans by Education

12.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gardner Employment Status

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Gardner Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.59%

Born in Massachusetts

94.12%

Native Born

5.88%

Foreign Born

2.10%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.12% of Gardner residents were born in the United States, with 76.59% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,9351080.52%
201920,8271080.52%
201820,719690.33%
201720,6501080.53%
201620,542200.10%
201520,5221780.87%
201420,344-64-0.31%
201320,408400.20%
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%