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Overview

Introduction to Gardner, Kansas

Gardner, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 7 miles SW of Olathe, Kansas (center to center) and is 27 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Gardner History

The city of Gardner was named in honor of Governor Gardner of Massachusetts. The early settlers of the city were mostly Free State men. Gardner was raided several times by the Bushwhackers from Missouri between the year 1861 and 1863.The first petition to incorporate Gardner as a town was filed in the year 1886. Finally, in the year 2002, Gardner became an incorporated city.

Gardner and nearby Attractions

  • Gardner Historical Museum
  • Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • Adam Legler Barn Museum
  • Children's Museum of Kansas City
  • Gardner Golf Course

Things To Do In Gardner

Visitors to the city can enjoy the facilities offered by the parks like Clinton State Park, Hillsdale State Park, and Perry State Park. One can also take a trip of the Kansas City Zoo. "Worlds of Fun" is an amusement park located nearby. While in the city, visitors can participate in the local festival like the Johnson County Fair. The fair is held around the month of August every year. Golf lovers can visit the Gardner Golf Course and Lakeside Hills Golf Course. Olathe lake is a beautiful lake located near the Lakeside Hills Golf Course.

Gardner Transportation

Kansas City International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Gardner Higher Education

The educational institutions located near Gardner are Johnson County Community College, University Of Kansas Medical Center, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.

People

Total Population 20,466
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 6.1%
Employed Population 16+ 9,765
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.8%
Median Earnings25+ $42,655
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $44,085
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,984

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,162
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.9%
Median Gross Rent $930
Median House Value $161,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 15.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gardner Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Olathe, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Johnson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66030, 66031
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.81
Longitude -94.926

Gardner Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OLATHE 3 E
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Station PAOLA
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Station LAWRENCE
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 46 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gardner, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

New Century (66031)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
De Soto 5,941 $64,107
Edgerton 1,706 $66,375
Eudora 6,276 $70,944
Olathe 131,508 $91,935

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gardner Hospitals

MEADOWBROOK REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
427 WEST MAIN STREET
(913) 856-8747
Emergency Service: No

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Gardner High Schools

GARDNER EDGERTON HIGH
425 N. WAVERLY
913-856-2600
Serves 902 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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