Gardner, Kansas

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Gardner, Kansas

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, and has a population of 9,396.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 10% Gardner People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 10% Gardner Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 17% Gardner College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 18% Gardner Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Gardner, Kansas

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 9
Well-Paid Single Women 5 9
Racial Diversity 4 8
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 10
People Above Poverty 7 8
Median Family Income 7 10
College Educated Adults 6 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Public Transportation Use 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 1
Affordability of Rents 4 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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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

  • 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
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
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Gardner Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,396 100%
Male 4,623 49.2%
Female 4,773 50.8%
Under 18 3,108 33.1%
18+ 6,288 66.9%
65+ 604 6.4%
Median Age 29.2
Average Family Size 3.23
White 8,844 94.1%
African-American 114 1.2%
Asian 99 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 46 0.5%
Other 118 1.3%
Mixed Race 174 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 281 3%

Estimated Gardner Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 14,317
Growth 4,921
Growth % 52.4%

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 26.8%
US/American 18.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
Irish 11.5%
English 5.6%
Italian 4%
Swedish 2.8%
Polish 2.8%
Scottish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Norwegian 1.3%
Belgian 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
European 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
West Indian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gardner 9,396 $54,554
De Soto 4,561 $52,219
Edgerton 1,440 $51,213
Eudora 4,307 $50,909
Olathe 92,962 $68,498
Spring Hill 2,727 $54,375
Wellsville 1,606 $47,102

Gardner Hospitals

(913) 856-8747
Emergency Service: No

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Gardner High Schools (2004)

Serves 902 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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