Gardner, Illinois

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Gardner, Illinois

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Gardner strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 17% Gardner Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Gardner, Illinois

Comparing Gardner to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Racial Diversity 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 4
Age of the Population 3 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Rents 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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Gardner Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles SW of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Grundy
Standard Zip Codes 60424
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.185
Longitude -88.309

Gardner Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DWIGHT
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
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Gardner Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,406 100%
Male 701 49.9%
Female 705 50.1%
Under 18 377 26.8%
18+ 1,029 73.2%
65+ 170 12.1%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,383 98.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 13 0.9%
Mixed Race 6 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 46 3.3%

Estimated Gardner Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,436
Growth 30
Growth % 2.1%

Gardner Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 19.2%
Italian 17.8%
Irish 13.9%
English 10%
Norwegian 6.5%
US/American 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
Danish 4.3%
Polish 4.1%
Scottish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Croatian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Dutch 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Slovene 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gardner 1,406 $51,827
Braceville 792 $50,395
Coal City 4,797 $65,509
Essex 554 $51,118
Godley 594 $43,036
Mazon 904 $61,118
South Wilmington 621 $48,438
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Gardner High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 257
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 217 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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