Gardner, MA

20,306 Population
22.1 square miles 918.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.3%
was 0.3%
 
Population Density
918.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.3%
was 45.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.9%
was 8.4%
 
Percent Under 18
21.0%
was 20.8%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.7%
was 14.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.7
was 6.7
Ranked 21st Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
19.1%
was 14.4%
 
Median Household Income
$43,905
was $48,843
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.1
42.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
963.6
was 457.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,692.4
was 2,807.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
9,169
was 8,882
 
Median Rent
$729
was $733
 
Total Building Permits
24
was 26
 
Occupied Housing Units
8,142
was 7,896
 
Homeownership Rate
50.6%
was 55.4%
 
Single Family Building Permits
24
was 26
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
415.2
was 402.2
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.3%
was 21.9%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.7
was 2.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.2
was 1.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.7%
was 99.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
84.4%
was 83.4%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.5%
was 17.2%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
50.2%
was 49.9%
Ranked 149th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
4.2%
was 8.6%
Ranked 124th Highest in MA
Revenue
$49,879,846
was $48,258,867
Ranked 90th Highest in MA
Expenditure
$42,447,929
was $41,025,299
Ranked 96th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,460
was $2,383
Ranked 154th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,093
was $2,026
Ranked 159th Highest in MA

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