Gardner, KS

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Population

21,059

1.9% growth

Median Age

32


Median Household Income

$71,945

2.33% growth

Poverty Rate

4.34%


Number of Employees

10,942

5.01% growth

Median Property Value

$169,500

3.16% growth

About

In 2017, Gardner, KS had a population of 21.1k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $71,945. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gardner, KS grew from 20,667 to 21,059, a 1.9% increase and its median household income grew from $70,309 to $71,945, a 2.33% increase.

The population of Gardner, KS is 81.7% White Alone, 8.81% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.7% Two or More Races. 4.48% of the people in Gardner, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gardner, KS is $169,500, and the homeownership rate is 65.4%. Most people in Gardner, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Gardner, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Gardner, KS employs 10.9k people. The largest industries in Gardner, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,645 people), Manufacturing (1,262 people), and Retail Trade (1,221 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($61,583), Utilities ($58,182), and Public Administration ($55,833).

Median household income in Gardner, KS is $71,945. Males in Gardner, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Gardner, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,945

2017 value

± $3,024

2.33%

1 Year Growth

± 6.92%

Households in Gardner, KS have a median annual income of $71,945, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,309 in 2016, which represents a 2.33% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Gardner, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Gardner, KS workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gardner, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 537.11

  2. Census Tract 537.12

  3. Census Tract 537.09

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gardner, KS was Census Tract 537.11 with a value of $85,938, followed by Census Tract 537.12 and Census Tract 537.09, with respective values of $85,341 and $75,145.

The following map shows all of the places in Gardner, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.34% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gardner, KS (903 out of 20.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    787 ± 183

  2. Two Or More

    114 ± 100

  3. Hispanic

    37 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gardner, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.9k

2017 Value

± 634

5.01%

1 Year growth

± 7.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gardner, KS grew at a rate of 5.01%, from 10.4k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gardner, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,693 people), Sales & Related Occupations (961 people), and Management Occupations (916 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gardner, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gardner, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,693 people), Sales & Related Occupations (961 people), and Management Occupations (916 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gardner, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.08 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.88 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gardner, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,708), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($81,625), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,476).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.9k

2017 Value

± 634

5.01%

1 Year growth

± 7.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gardner, KS grew at a rate of 5.01%, from 10.4k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gardner, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,645 people), Manufacturing (1,262 people), and Retail Trade (1,221 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gardner, KS, though some of these residents may live in Gardner, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Gardner, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,645 people), Manufacturing (1,262 people), and Retail Trade (1,221 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gardner, KS has an unusually high number of Information (1.83 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.38 times), and Construction (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gardner, KS, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($61,583), Utilities ($58,182), and Public Administration ($55,833).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $22B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94% of the population of Gardner, KS has health coverage, with 71.2% on employee plans, 6.06% on Medicaid, 5.32% on Medicare, 9.33% on non-group plans, and 2.11% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Gardner, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Gardner, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6%

Uninsured

71.2%

Employer Coverage

6.06%

Medicaid

5.32%

Medicare

9.33%

Non-Group

2.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gardner, KS declined by 10.6% from 6.71% to 6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gardner, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Gardner, KS is home to a population of 21.1k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.7% of Gardner, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Gardner, KS is composed of 17.2k White Alone residents (81.7%), 1.86k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.81%), 780 Two or More Races residents (3.7%), 742 Black or African American Alone residents (3.52%), 371 Asian Alone residents (1.76%), 66 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.313%), 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.142%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gardner, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (260 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (85 speakers), and Other Indic Languages (70 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gardner, KS was 32. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Gardner, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gardner, KS residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.7% of Gardner, KS residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gardner, KS was 3.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Gardner, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Gardner, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Gardner, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gardner, KS was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.2k ± 497

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.86k ± 473

  3. Two or More Races

    780 ± 244

In 2017, there were 9.27 times more White Alone residents (17.2k people) in Gardner, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.86k Hispanic or Latino and 780 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gardner, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    260 speakers (1.43%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    85 speakers (0.468%)

  3. Other Indic Languages

    70 speakers (0.386%)

4.48% of Gardner, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Gardner, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.43% of the overall population of Gardner, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.468% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.386% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    541 ± 190

  2. Vietnam

    275 ± 91

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    266 ± 101

Gardner, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gardner, KS was $169,500 in 2017, which is 0.779 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,300 to $169,500, a 3.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Gardner, KS is 65.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gardner, KS have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gardner, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$71,945

Median Household Income

± $3,024

7.17k

Number of Households

± 465

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.17k households in Gardner, KS grew to $71,945 from the previous year's value of $70,309.

The following chart displays the households in Gardner, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$169,500

2017 Median

± $4,104

$164,300

2016 Median

± $3,521

In 2017, the median property value in Gardner, KS grew to to $169,500 from the previous year's value of $164,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gardner, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gardner, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gardner, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gardner, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

65.4%

2017 Homeownership

68.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.4% of the housing units in Gardner, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gardner, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gardner, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gardner, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gardner, KS have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Gardner, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.6%

  2. Carpooled

    6.75%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gardner, KS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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