Gardner, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gardner, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Gardner is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Johnson County at latitude 38.8159 and longitude -94.93. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gardner, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gardner, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gardner indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gardner (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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Gardner, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 20,207
Population in Households 19,735
Population in Familes 16,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 472
Population Density1 1,998
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 7,052
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 5,198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,848 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,205 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 717 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $154,529
Average Home Value $181,231


Median Household Income $63,153
Average Household Income $74,125
Per Capita Income $25,800
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.31% 1.4%
Households 1.41% 1.49%
Families 1.21% 1.35%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gardner, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gardner to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 97th
Population Density1 # 43 94th
Diversity Index2 # 101 85th
Median Household Income # 47 93rd
Per Capita Income # 177 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.