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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,667
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens6.1%
Employed Population 16+10,088
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married60.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.7%
Median Earnings25+$42,098
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$37,457
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,042

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,551
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone18%
Median Gross Rent$944
Median House Value$164,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.3%
German27.8%
Irish14.8%
English8.3%
Italian4.4%
French Except Basque3.2%
Polish2.4%
Swedish1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.3%
Norwegian1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Welsh1%
Belgian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
African0.6%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Israeli0.1%
Australian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Gardner Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes66030
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.81
Approximate Longitude-94.92

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)

StationOLATHE 3 E
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationPAOLA
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip40.7 inches
StationLAWRENCE
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp46 to 68 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
De Soto5,982$64,844
Edgerton1,640$61,667
Eudora6,116$73,281
Olathe132,787$93,477

Gardner Hospitals

Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
427 West Main Street
(913) 856-8747

Gardner Public Schools

Gardner Elem
218 E Shawnee
ZIP: 66030
(913) 856-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Gardner Edgerton High
425 N. Waverly Road
ZIP: 66030
(913) 856-2600
High
Total Enrollment 1485
Nike Elementary
19500 S. Gardner Road
ZIP: 66030
(913) 856-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Pioneer Ridge Middle School
16200 Kill Creek Road
ZIP: 66030
(913) 856-3850
Middle
Total Enrollment 505
Wheatridge Middle School
318 E. Washington Street
ZIP: 66030
(913) 856-2900
Middle
Total Enrollment 492
Grand Star Elementary
401 East Grand Street
ZIP: 66030
(913) 856-3750
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Trail Ridge Middle School
495 E. Grand Street
ZIP: 66030
(913) 856-3550
Middle
Total Enrollment 631
Madison Elementary
800 W. Madison St.
ZIP: 66030
(913) 856-0400
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Sunflower Elementary
775 North Center
ZIP: 66030
(913) 856-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Moonlight Elementary School
17960 S Moonlight Road
ZIP: 66030
(913) 856-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
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