Gardner, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,194. Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 622  (52.1%)
Females: 572  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  48.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54204.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,847 (it was $39,063 in 2000)
Gardner:

$49,847
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,323 (it was $21,181 in 2000)

Gardner town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $171,619 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Gardner:

$171,619
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $244,348; Detached houses: $249,537; Townhouses or other attached units: $310,905; In 2-unit structures: $178,501; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $844,388; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,682; Mobile homes: $52,284
  • Races in Gardner, WI (2010)

    Gardner races chart
    • 1,15096.3%White alone
    • 211.8%Hispanic
    • 80.7%American Indian alone
    • 70.6%Black alone
    • 70.6%Two or more races
    • 10.08%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gardner: 95.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (40.2%), Polish (8.4%), Irish (7.8%), French (5.0%), Norwegian (3.9%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 34.3 square miles.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (very low).

Gardner,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Gardner:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gardner town:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

16 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Gardner town:  1.5% ($1,690)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (29.7 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (123.2 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (205.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Little Sturgeon, WI (1.4 miles) , Brussels, WI (2.4 miles ), Nasewaupee, WI (2.6 miles ), Forestville, WI (3.1 miles ), Sturgeon Bay, WI (3.2 miles ), Clay Banks, WI (3.5 miles ), Ahnapee, WI (3.7 miles ), Red River, WI (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $178,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.81 N, Longitude: 87.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 920

Gardner household income distribution Gardner home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +171 (+16.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Gardner-area historical tornado activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Gardner town center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/5/1994, a category F4 tornado 35.3 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gardner-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 241.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 392.5 miles away from Gardner center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 429.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 337.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 203.8 miles away from Gardner center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.2 miles away from the city 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 Door County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Gardner:

  • DAVITA - STURGEON BAY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; STURGEON BAY, WI)
  • DOOR COUNTY MEM HOSP ECF AND NH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STURGEON BAY, WI)
  • MINISTRY DOOR COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; STURGEON BAY, WI)
  • RIVERSIDE NSG HM (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OCONTO, WI)
  • BELLIN HEALTH OCONTO HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; OCONTO, WI)
  • ALGOMA LONG TERM CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ALGOMA, WI)
  • ALGOMA LTC UNIT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ALGOMA, WI)

Amtrak station near Gardner:

  • 20 miles: MARINETTE (RIVER CITY FEUR PLAZA, 2200 CLEVELAND AV) - Bus Station . Services: public restrooms, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gardner:

  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 26 miles; Green Bay, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,415)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 33 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 35 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Lawrence University (about 56 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 57 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lakeland College (about 69 miles; Plymouth, WI; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 73 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)

Public high school in Gardner:

Public elementary/middle schools in Gardner:

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Notable locations in Gardner: Wautier Farm (A), Malvitz Bay Farms (B), Brussels - Union - Gardner Fire Department Station 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gardner include: White Star Church (A), Episcopal Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Stevenson Cemetery (1), Saint Joseph Cemetery (2), Geise Cemetery (3), White Star Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Gardner Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Keyes Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Gardner include: Claflin County Park (1), Tornado Memorial County Park (2), Gardner Swamp State Wildlife Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Door County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.4%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.0%
Whole state:

3.7%

Gardner compared to Wisconsin 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gardner town (based on Door County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,3256
Mainline Protestant5,12320
Evangelical Protestant4,56023
Other2534
Orthodox--
None8,524-
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: 13
Door County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Door County:

8.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 90
Here:

32.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Door County:

25.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

13.0%

4.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brown County, WI  0.66% ($47,280 average AGI)
from Kewaunee County, WI  0.26% ($32,219)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.25% ($27,613)


4.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,025 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.17%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brown County, WI  0.81% ($30,198 average AGI)
to Kewaunee County, WI  0.29% ($20,417)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.23% ($48,214)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gardner:

  • WDOR (910 AM; 1 kW; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: DOOR COUNTY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNFL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOCO (1260 AM; 1 kW; OCONTO, WI; Owner: LAMARDO INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gardner:

  • WPFF (90.5 FM; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: FAMILY ED BC CORP OF DOOR COUNTY WI)
  • WDOR-FM (93.9 FM; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: DOOR COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBDK (96.7 FM; ALGOMA, WI; Owner: NICOLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSRG (97.7 FM; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYD (99.7 FM; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WRLU (104.1 FM; ALGOMA, WI; Owner: NICOLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKU (102.1 FM; FORESTVILLE, WI; Owner: NICOLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRGX (88.5 FM; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: FAMILY ED B/C CORP OF DOOR COUNTY WI)
  • WEMY (91.5 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLST (95.1 FM; MARINETTE, WI; Owner: BADGER COMMUNICATIONS L.L.C.)
  • WPNE-FM (89.3 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHID (88.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: BD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF WI SYS)
  • WXWX (107.5 FM; BRILLION, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOGB (103.1 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRVM (102.7 FM; SURING, WI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WSFQ (96.3 FM; PESHTIGO, WI; Owner: BADGER COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WKSZ (95.9 FM; DE PERE, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WHYB (103.7 FM; MENOMINEE, MI; Owner: BADGER COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WJLW (106.7 FM; ALLOUEZ, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Gardner:

  • W22BW (Channel 22; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • WLUK-TV (Channel 11; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRV-TV (Channel 5; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WGBA (Channel 26; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WACY (Channel 32; APPLETON, WI; Owner: ACE TV, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 20,200Total average daily traffic
  • 22,600Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
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