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Gardner, Illinois - Basic Facts

Gardner is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Gardner.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grundy County at latitude 41.1856 and longitude -88.3098. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 587 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Gardner (see map) encompass a land area of 2.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gardner: Gardiner.

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Gardner, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,520
Population in Households 1,520
Population in Familes 1,252
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 521
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 589
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 410
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 437 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $138,262
Average Home Value $153,851


Median Household Income $54,207
Average Household Income $62,793
Per Capita Income $24,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.9% 0.61%
Households 0.9% 0.64%
Families 0.88% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 584 57th
Population Density1 # 1069 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 405 71st
Median Household Income # 585 57th
Per Capita Income # 734 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.