Gardner, Florida

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Population in 2010: 463.
Males: 247  (53.5%)
Females: 216  (46.5%)
Median resident age:

73.3 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 33890.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,893
Gardner:

$40,893
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,226

Gardner CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,614
Gardner:

$122,614
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $92,528; detached houses: $122,188; mobile homes: $67,005
March 2019 cost of living index in Gardner: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.9%
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  • Races in Gardner, FL (2010)
    • 37981.9%White alone
    • 5712.3%Asian alone
    • 235.0%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Black alone
    • 20.4%Two or more races

Races in Gardner detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (42.0%), Czech (10.1%), English (8.5%), Irish (7.4%), Scandinavian (4.3%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

25 residents are foreign born (8.3% North America).

This place:

8.3%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,089 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,141 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sarasota, FL (45.2 miles , pop. 52,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (59.1 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (841.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Limestone, FL (2.5 miles),
Arcadia, FL (3.2 miles ),
Zolfo Springs, FL (3.2 miles ),
Southeast Arcadia, FL (3.3 miles ),
Ona, FL (3.4 miles ),
Pine Level, FL (3.6 miles ),
Wauchula, FL (3.7 miles ),
Nocatee, FL (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 27.35 N, Longitude: 81.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 863

Distribution of median household income in Gardner, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gardner, FL in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Florida:

3.3%

Tornado activity:

Gardner-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/3/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Gardner place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/26/1958, a category F2 tornado 10.1 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Gardner-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 307.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 420.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 396.3 miles away from Gardner center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 259.8 miles away from Gardner center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 366.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 452.9 miles away from Gardner center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hardee County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Gardner:

  • DESOTO MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; ARCADIA, FL)
  • DESOTO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; ARCADIA, FL)
  • ARCADIA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; ARCADIA, FL)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL WAUCHULA Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WAUCHULA, FL)
  • FINR III, LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WAUCHULA, FL)
  • HARDEE MANOR HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WAUCHULA, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gardner:

  • Polk State College (about 48 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Southeastern University (about 48 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 48 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 49 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 8,012)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 56 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,702)
  • Edison State College (about 56 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 10,649)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 57 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Fish Branch Tree Farm (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hardee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.9%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Gardner:

Marital status in Gardner, FL
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 71.0%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 16.7%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Gardner:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Florida average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gardner, FL (based on Hardee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,96943
Catholic1,7004
Mainline Protestant6625
Black Protestant6404
Other1432
None13,617-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Here:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Hardee County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Hardee County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hardee County:

12.9%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hardee County:

35.8%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.7%
Florida:

14.0%

5.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Florida average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, FL  0.93% ($32,840 average AGI)
from Highlands County, FL  0.81% ($32,769)
from Manatee County, FL  0.48% ($32,615)


6.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Florida average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, FL  1.32% ($38,972 average AGI)
to Highlands County, FL  1.00% ($34,753)
to Manatee County, FL  0.57% ($28,739)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gardner:

  • WAUC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WAUCHULA, FL; Owner: MARVINA ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZTK (1480 AM; 1 kW; ARCADIA, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WJCM (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gardner:

  • WZZS (106.9 FM; ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZSP (105.3 FM; NOCATEE, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWOJ (99.1 FM; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WWLL (105.7 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WVIJ (91.7 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: PORT CHARLOTTE EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • W207AY (89.3 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gardner:

  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
  • W27AE (Channel 27; SEBRING, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)

Gardner fatal accident list:

Jan 23, 2014 04:17 PM, Us-17, Lat: 27.351750, Lon: -81.801939, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 27, 2008 01:40 AM, Us-17, Allman St, Lat: 27.353470, Lon: -81.801660, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 14, 2008 09:50 AM, Us-17, S Us-17, Lat: 27.347240, Lon: -81.803260, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 26, 2007 04:20 PM, Us-17, Fish Branch Rd, Lat: 27.352222, Lon: -81.801822, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jan 14, 2005 06:30 PM, Us-17/ Sr 35, Fish Branch Rd, Lat: 27.351810, Lon: -81.801910, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.2mTotal length
  • 27,993Total average daily traffic
  • 6,733Total average daily truck traffic
  • 48,567Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gardner)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • On Hwy 17 Appx 2 Km N (Lat: 27.366722 Lon: -81.797583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 107 m, Overall height: 115 m, Call Sign: WPID610, Licensee ID: L01422065,
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.962 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 09/21/2010, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2010, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley, Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • GARDNER, FL, Lat: 27.374583 Lon: -81.664083, Call Sign: WPYS245,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2013, Expiration Date: 10/10/2023, Certifier: Rick Riccardi, Registrant: Aclara, 30400 Solon Rd, Solon, OH 44139, Phone: (440) 528-7200, Fax: (703) 812-0468, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gardner, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gardner, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity


Gardner compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Gardner on our top lists:

  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents"
  • #45 (33890) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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