Gardner, Massachusetts

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Population in 2013: 20,354 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.0%
 
Males: 10,208  (50.2%)
Females: 10,146  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01440.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,365 (it was $37,334 in 2000)
Gardner:

$46,365
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,384 (it was $18,624 in 2000)

Gardner city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $171,242 (it was $104,100 in 2000)
Gardner:

$171,242
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $204,377; Detached houses: $213,204; Townhouses or other attached units: $147,902; In 2-unit structures: $184,258; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,001; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $90,887; Mobile homes: $84,645

Median gross rent in 2012: $722.

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  • White alone - 17,519 (85.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,476 (7.2%)
  • Asian alone - 502 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 384 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 354 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 95 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 16 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gardner: 126.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (15.1%), Irish (12.7%), French Canadian (9.1%), English (7.8%), Italian (6.0%), German (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 22.2 square miles.

Population density: 917 people per square mile   (low).

Gardner,MA real estate house value index trend

Gardner, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Gardner:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gardner city:

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

1,741 residents are foreign born (2.6% North America, 1.4% Europe).

This city:  8.5%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Gardner, Massachusetts as of July 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gardner to the number of sex offenders is 1,558 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,669 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,593 (1.5%)

Gardner satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (23.2 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (49.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (154.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Templeton, MA (2.0 miles ), South Ashburnham, MA (2.0 miles ), Westminster, MA (2.2 miles ), Baldwinville, MA (2.2 miles ), Ashburnham, MA (2.6 miles ), Hubbardston, MA (2.6 miles ), Phillipston, MA (2.8 miles ), Winchendon, MA (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $79,600
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2009: 32 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2010: 31 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2012: 26 buildings, average cost: $138,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.57 N, Longitude: 71.99 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Furniture Capital of New England

Daytime population change due to commuting: +553 (+2.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,167 (36.3%)

Area code: 978

Gardner household income distribution Gardner home values distribution

Crime rates in Gardner by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.04.80.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 112111186111310127
per 100,000 4.857.152.452.638.028.853.462.748.259.034.2
Robberies 218159191081413228
per 100,000 9.685.771.443.090.348.038.967.562.7108.139.1
Assaults 29N/A96968210369847111573
per 100,000 139.0N/A457.3459.1389.8494.9335.2405.0342.3565.1356.5
Burglaries 67224193173147139190171212236142
per 100,000 321.11066.2919.3827.4698.9667.9922.9824.51022.01159.6693.6
Thefts 194371301308354328331327380326366
per 100,000 929.61765.91433.71473.01683.01575.91607.81576.61831.91601.91787.6
Auto thefts 2244445143303626291915
per 100,000 105.4209.4209.6243.9204.4144.1174.9125.4139.893.473.3
Arson 01479633321
per 100,000 0.04.819.133.542.828.814.614.514.59.84.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.2) 106.2N/A303.6293.2277.5276.8273.7292.1291.8357.5244.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Gardner detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 43 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Massachusetts average:

2.49
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +581 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Gardner: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gardner, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gardner-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the Gardner city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gardner-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 152.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 158.1 miles away from Gardner center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 21.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 255.3 miles away from Gardner center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 136.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gardner topographic map

Birthplace of: Mark Gearan - University president, Abner Kneeland - Theologian, Levi H. Greenwood - Politician, Nicholas LaRoche - Figure skater, Shawn Halloran - Football player, Dawn George - Boxer, Jacques Cesaire - Player of football, Oliver Drake (baseball) - Baseball player, Frank Morze - Football player, Jeff Bowler - Film producer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Gardner:

  • HEYWOOD HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 242 GREEN STREET)
  • GARDNER VNA (34 PEARLY LANE)
  • EASTWOOD PINES NURS HOME (EASTWOOD CIRCLE)
  • GARDNER MANOR (155 GREEN ST)
  • GARDNER SKILLED NURSING CENTER (155 GREEN STREET)
  • LEGEND REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (59 EASTWOOD CIRCLE, P O BOX 310)
  • WACHUSETT MANOR (32 HOSPITAL HILL ROAD)
  • WACHUSETT MANOR NURSING HOME (32 HOSPITAL ROAD)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Gardner:

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College/University in Gardner:

  • Mount Wachusett Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,143; Location: 444 Green St; Public; Website: MWCC.EDU)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gardner:

  • Fitchburg State University (about 11 miles; Fitchburg, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,010)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 15 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 21 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Assumption College (about 21 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Worcester State University (about 23 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 23 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Clark University (about 24 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)

Public high school in Gardner:

Public elementary/middle schools in Gardner:

Private elementary/middle schools in Gardner:

  • OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 99 NICHOLS ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SACRED HEART-JESUS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 174; Location: 53 LYNDE ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE MASTER'S CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 53; Location: 155 GREEN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Gardner, School District: GARDNER

Library in Gardner:

  • LEVI HEYWOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $713,283; Location: 55 WEST LYNDE ST.; 111,336 books; 930 e-books; 3,978 audio materials; 3,222 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 149 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • A correction, Gardner, MA is in Montachusett County, not Worcester County. added by Emily

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Notable locations in Gardner: East Gardner Industrial Park (A), Gardner Municipal Golf Course (B), Greenwood Memorial Swimming Pool (C), Northern Worcester Correctional Center (D), West Gardner Industrial Park (E), Woods Ambulance Service (F), Gardner City Hall (G), Gardner Fire Department Station 2 Headquarters (H), Gardner Fire Department Station 1 (I), Heywood Hospital Medical Library (J), North Central Correctional Institution Library (K), Wachusett Manor Nursing Home (L), Northern Worcester District Courthouse (M), Lake Wachusett Community College Library (N), Levi Heywood Memorial Library (O), Gardner Manor Nursing Home (P), Gardner Chamber of Commerce (Q), Elm Street Fire Station (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Gardner Plaza Shopping Center (1), Timpnay Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gardner include: Bethany Church (A), Unitarian Universalist Society (B), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (C), Holy Spirit Church (D), Holy Rosary Church (E), First Lutheran Church (F), First Congregational Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Covenant Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Green Bower Cemetery (2), Crystal Lake Cemetery (3), Saint Johns Cemetery (4), Notre Dame Cemetery (5), Wildwood Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Stump Pond (A), Quag Pond (B), Shiner Pond (C), Kendall Pond (D), Wrights Reservoir (E), Travers Pond (F), Ramsdall Pond (G), Murdock Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Foster Brook (A), Hubbardston Brook (B), Perley Brook (C), Pond Brook (D), Wilder Brook (E), Baker Brook (F), Mahoney Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gardner include: Crystal Lake Park (1), Chapman Park (2), Bickford Playground (3), Wilder Field (4), West Gardner Square Historic District (5), Olivia Case Playground (6), Marilene Stedman Playground (7), Jackson Field (8), Greenwood Street Playground (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Gardner Museum Inc (511 Pearl Street) (1), Gopher Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2 Connors Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 82.4. This is about average.

City:

82.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.244. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.244
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.525. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.525
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.89. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.89
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.40. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.40
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gardner and their reported violations in the past:

GARDNER WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 18,946, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Bromate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-18-2010)
HUBBARDSTON HOUSE APARTMENTS (Address: 205 SCHOOL STREET , Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-26-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In APR-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In APR-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-29-2012)
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.0%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 9.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.2% for American Indian residents, 9.3% for other race residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.9%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Gardner in 2010:

  • 1,021 people in state prisons
  • 198 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Gardner in 2000:

  • 982 people in state prisons
  • 256 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Gardner, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Gardner compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Gardner (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Gardner Stop & Shop Branch at 384 Timpany Blvd., branch established on 2001/12/19. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Timpany Plaza Branch at 346 Timpany Boulevard, branch established on 1951/12/27. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Parker Street Branch at 29 Parker Street, branch established on 1868/05/26. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Colonial Co-operative Bank: Colonial Co-Operative Bank at 6 City Hall Avenue, branch established on 1915/01/22. Info updated 2010/08/30: Bank assets: $75.3 mil, Deposits: $68.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Gardner Plaza Branch at 90 Pearson Boulevard, branch established on 1965/03/10. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Athol Savings Bank: Gardner Branch at 196 Timpany Boulevard, branch established on 2000/12/12. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $327.4 mil, Deposits: $277.2 mil, headquarters in Athol, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Fidelity Co-operative Bank: Gardner Branch at 330 Main Street, branch established on 1984/04/17. Info updated 2006/10/24: Bank assets: $517.5 mil, Deposits: $398.9 mil, headquarters in Fitchburg, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Mutual Holding Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gardner, Massachusetts:

  • Super 8 Motel, 22 Pearson Blvd, Gardner, MA 01440 , Phone: (978) 630-2888, Fax: (978) 630-1716
  • Colonial Hotel By Clarion, 625 Betty Spring Rd, Gardner, MA 01440 , Phone: (888) 214-4991, Fax: (978) 632-0913
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gardner, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Gardner travel time to work - commute Gardner mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gardner city (based on Worcester County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Here: 57.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents71.7%4.5%4.4%2.4%2.0%
Congregations24.8%3.4%13.9%5.6%6.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.3%1.1%9.1%
Congregations2.8%5.5%0.6%0.9%35.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

16.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$11,272$11,2723$997
Other Government Administration 7$6,366$10,91320$7,395
Judicial and Legal 2$2,075$12,4500$0
Police Protection - Officers 32$36,417$13,6560$0
Police - Other 14$8,407$7,2060$0
Firefighters 31$32,136$12,4400$0
Fire - Other 1$610$7,3200$0
Streets and Highways 21$18,172$10,3840$0
Welfare 5$3,813$9,1510$0
Health 9$5,548$7,3976$935
Sewerage 1$943$11,3160$0
Parks and Recreation 8$8,040$12,0609$3,296
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$5,294$12,70620$8,127
Water Supply 2$1,644$9,8640$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 267$1,233,852$55,45484$122,017
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 34$142,468$50,28320$11,499
Local Libraries 10$7,364$8,8373$1,988
Other and Unallocable 8$30,951$46,4278$4,757
Totals for Government 469$1,555,372$39,796173$161,011

Gardner government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $829,000 ($40.73)
    Sewerage: $757,000 ($37.19)
    Regular Highways: $753,000 ($37.00)
    Libraries: $259,000 ($12.72)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,651,000 ($1309.37)
    Police Protection: $2,308,000 ($113.39)
    General - Other: $2,048,000 ($100.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,922,000 ($94.43)
    Regular Highways: $1,919,000 ($94.28)
    Sewerage: $1,742,000 ($85.59)
    Health - Other: $1,510,000 ($74.19)
    Water Utilities: $1,152,000 ($56.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,008,000 ($49.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $864,000 ($42.45)
    Financial Administration: $736,000 ($36.16)
    Libraries: $629,000 ($30.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $522,000 ($25.65)
    Public Welfare - Other: $253,000 ($12.43)
    General Public Buildings: $168,000 ($8.25)
    Central Staff Services: $166,000 ($8.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000 ($3.34)
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000 ($1.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,151,000 ($56.55)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,371,000 ($116.49)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.20)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $179,000 ($8.79)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($1.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $675,000 ($33.16)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $98,000 ($4.81)
    Sewerage: $65,000 ($3.19)
    Police Protection: $64,000 ($3.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,668,000 ($1113.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $876,000 ($43.04)

Gardner government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,418,000 ($118.80)
    All Other: $1,241,000 ($60.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $627,000 ($30.80)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $491,000 ($24.12)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $101,000 ($4.96)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $91,000 ($4.47)
    Parking Facilities: $76,000 ($3.73)
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000 ($0.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($0.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,049,000 ($51.54)
    All Other: $219,000 ($10.76)
    Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $612,000 ($30.07)
    General Revenue, NEC: $568,000 ($27.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $115,000 ($5.65)
    Donations From Private Sources: $101,000 ($4.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,117,000 ($153.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $20,890,000 ($1026.33)
    General Local Government Support: $4,311,000 ($211.80)
    All Other: $988,000 ($48.54)
    Water Utilities: $380,000 ($18.67)
    Highways: $338,000 ($16.61)
    Public Welfare: $152,000 ($7.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $51,000 ($2.51)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($1.28)
  • Tax - Property: $16,887,000 ($829.66)
    Other License: $232,000 ($11.40)
    Other Selective Sales: $116,000 ($5.70)

Gardner government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,630,000 ($2192.69)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,300,000 ($1979.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,522,000 ($222.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $192,000 ($9.43)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,475,000 ($72.47)
    End of Fiscal Year: $1,283,000 ($63.03)

Gardner government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $498,000 ($24.47)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,513,000 ($516.51)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,731,000 ($428.96)

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gardner:

  • WGAW (1340 AM; 1 kW; GARDNER, MA; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFGL (960 AM; 3 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gardner:

  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Gardner:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Gardner fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 34
Total length: 79 meters (259ft)
Total costs: $19,264,000
Total average daily traffic: 400,175
Total average daily truck traffic: 51,003
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 631,907

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 2
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 6
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 17
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Gardner, MA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gardner)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gardner, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gardner)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gardner)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED58$149,72492$135,239256$159,07071$31,0700$024$157,5835$75,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$187,0001$146,00019$168,0534$30,2500$01$82,0001$59,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$146,25016$114,375105$182,75216$47,4384$1,050,25011$126,7273$66,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$151,77813$129,92375$191,2402$126,5000$02$232,0001$70,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$112,0007$126,14317$158,9411$236,0000$02$151,5000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7071.00 , 7072.00, 7073.00, 7074.00, 7075.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$165,8757$190,857
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$203,6674$206,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$173,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$173,0001$144,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7071.00 , 7072.00, 7073.00, 7074.00, 7075.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 115
  • Hazardous Condition: 141
  • Service Call: 22
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Gardner

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gardner, MA
Most common first names in Gardner, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph21276.4 years
John17374.9 years
Mary15981.5 years
Robert12268.4 years
Helen11878.9 years
William10875.9 years
Alice10582.0 years
George10176.6 years
Edward9874.7 years
Marie8082.3 years
Most common last names in Gardner, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Leblanc18077.6 years
Cormier14777.7 years
Richard8277.3 years
Johnson5178.3 years
Gallant4776.5 years
Smith4376.5 years
Boucher4074.6 years
Goguen3778.0 years
Robichaud3676.6 years
Erickson3673.9 years
Businesses in Gardner, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid2
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts5Stop & Shop1
Fashion Bug1Subway2
FedEx1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value2
KFC1U-Haul2
Kincaid1UPS3
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
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