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Gardner, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Gardner had a population of 1,532 as of July 1, 2016. Gardner ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gardner is located at latitude 41.1945 and longitude -88.3115 in Grundy County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Gardner (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Village of Gardner (GNIS ID: 2398944) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Gardner is located within Township of Garfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grundy County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gardner population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gardner: Gardiner.

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Gardner, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,532
Population in Households 1,532
Population in Familes 1,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 528
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 589
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 409
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 658 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 434 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $127,576
Average Home Value $135,311


Median Household Income $59,071
Average Household Income $66,060
Per Capita Income $25,387
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.57%
Households 0.61% 0.47%
Families 0.56% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gardner, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gardner to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 578 58th
Population Density1 # 1065 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 406 70th
Median Household Income # 430 69th
Per Capita Income # 707 48th

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