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Population (year 2000): 20,770. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,908 (+0.7% change)
Males: 10,645 (51.3%), Females: 10,125 (48.7%)

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Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $37,334 (year 2000)
Median house value: $106,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Gardner:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.9%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Black (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: French (18.8%), French Canadian (18.1%), Irish (17.0%), English (9.3%), Italian (7.7%), Polish (6.6%).

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Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 22.2 square miles

Gardner,

For population 25 years and over in Gardner

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gardner city

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

7.1% Foreign born (3.9% North America, 1.2% Latin America, 0.8% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +581 (+2.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (24.7 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (64.4 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (185.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Ashburnham, MA (4.9 miles South MA Templeton, (5.5 miles MA (5.8 miles Westminster, MA (6.3 miles Baldwinville, MA (7.0 miles Hubbardston, MA Ashburnham, (7.1 miles MA (8.5 miles Winchendon, .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 43 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $79,600
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $138,300

Latitude: 42.57 N, Longitude: 71.99 W

Area code: 978


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.7%), Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +218 (+1.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,612 (38.1%)


 

Crime in Gardner by Year

Type 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 12 11
    per 100,000 4.8 57.8 53.0
Robberies 2 18 15
    per 100,000 9.6 86.7 72.2
Assaults 29 N/A 96
    per 100,000 139.6 N/A 462.2
Burglaries 67 224 193
    per 100,000 322.6 1078.5 929.2
Thefts 194 371 301
    per 100,000 934.0 1786.2 1449.2
Auto thefts 22 44 44
    per 100,000 105.9 211.8 211.8
101.2 N/A 275.3


Average climate in Gardner, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gardner,

Gardner-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Gardner city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Gardner:
  • HEYWOOD HOSPITAL (242 GREEN STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Gardner:
  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; ATHOL, MA)
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE HOSPITALS INC (about 17 miles; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • MONADNOCK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; PETERBOROUGH, NH)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gardner:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 23 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • MANCHESTER (about 46 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 47 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gardner:
  • GARDNER MUNI (about 3 miles; GARDNER, MA; ID: GDM)
  • JAFFREY AIRPORT-SILVER RANCH (about 16 miles; JAFFREY, NH; ID: AFN)
  • FITCHBURG MUNI (about 17 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; ID: FIT)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 21 $65,359 $37,348 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 9 $27,283 $36,377 9 $6,821
Local Libraries 9 $19,589 $26,118 3 $1,829
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 61 $179,358 $35,283 38 $16,297
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 331 $1,238,596 $44,903 52 $79,075
Water Supply 2 $5,802 $34,812 0 $0
Natural Resources 0 $0   7 $2,764
Police Protection - Officers 25 $133,805 $64,226 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $4,859
Other Government Administration 11 $36,836 $40,184 21 $5,669
Financial Administration 9 $29,285 $39,046 5 $1,085
Sewerage 2 $5,705 $34,230 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $22,251 $33,376 3 $1,289
Health 3 $8,964 $35,856 3 $1,953
Welfare 4 $11,117 $33,351 2 $1,674
Parks and Recreation 15 $43,028 $34,422 11 $2,888
Fire - Other 1 $2,356 $28,272 0 $0
Firefighters 30 $100,020 $40,008 0 $0
Totals for Government 541 $1,929,353 $42,795 156 $126,202


College/University in Gardner:
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,023; Location: 444 GREEN ST; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gardner:
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 13 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,660)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 24 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 25 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 25 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 26 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,808)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
Public high school in Gardner:
  • GARDNER HIGH (Students: 979; Location: 200 CATHERINE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Gardner:
  • GARDNER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 810; Location: 297 CATHERINE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ELM STREET SCHOOL (Students: 651; Location: 160 ELM STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • WATERFORD STREET (Students: 547; Location: 62 WATERFORD STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
  • HELEN MAE SAUTER ELEM (Students: 265; Location: 130 ELM STREET; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • PROSPECT (Students: 7; Location: 75 EAST BROADWAY; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Gardner:
  • OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY (Students: 394; Location: 99 NICHOLS STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SACRED HEART-JESUS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: LYNDE STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Gardner:
  • LEVI HEYWOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $526,127; Location: 57 CITY HALL AVENUE; 89,604 books; 1,745 audio materials; 1,881 video materials; 184 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Gardner: Northern Worcester Correctional Center (A), West Gardner Industrial Park (B), East Gardner Industrial Park (C), Gardner Municipal Golf Course (D), Greenwood Memorial Swimming Pool (E), Northern Worcester District Courthouse (F), Lake Wachusett Community College Library (G), Gardner Manor Nursing Home (H), Gardner City Hall (I), Gardner Chamber of Commerce (J), Wachusett Manor Nursing Home (K), Levi Heywood Memorial Library (L), Elm Street Fire Station (M).

Shopping Centers: Timpnay Plaza Shopping Center (1), Gardner Plaza Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Gardner include: Unitarian Universalist Society (A), Chestnut Street United Church (B), Covenant Lutheran Church (C), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Congregational Church (F), First Lutheran Church (G), Holy Rosary Church (H).

Cemeteries: Green Bower Cemetery (1), Wildwood Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Crystal Lake Cemetery (4), Saint Josephs Cemetery (5), Notre Dame Cemetery (6).

Lakes and reservoirs: Shiner Pond (A), Quag Pond (B), Stump Pond (C), Kendall Pond (D), Crystal Lake (E), Travers Pond (F), Hilchey Pond (G), Hobbys Pond (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Foster Brook (A), Baker Brook (B), Pond Brook (C), Wilder Brook (D), Mahoney Brook (E).

Parks in Gardner include: Crystal Lake Park (1), Olivia Case Playground (2), Jackson Field (3), Chapman Park (4), Dunn Park (5), West Gardner Square Historic District (6), Marilene Stedman Playground (7), Greenwood Playground (8), Greenwood Street Playground (9).

Post office: (A).  


Gardner compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Gardner:
  • WGAW (1340 AM; 1 kW; GARDNER, MA; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFGL (960 AM; 3 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gardner:
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WTPL (107.7 FM; HILLSBORO, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • W293AB (106.5 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)

TV broadcast stations around Gardner:
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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