Gardner, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gardner, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Gardner had a population of 21,502 as of July 1, 2017. Gardner ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gardner is located at latitude 38.8159 and longitude -94.93 in Johnson County. 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. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Gardner (GNIS ID: 485580) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gardner population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Gardner, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,502
Daytime Population: Workers 4,021
Daytime Population: Residents 11,040
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,061
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 21,029
Population in Familes 18,031
Population in Group Qrtrs 473
Population Density2 2,114
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $69,087
Average Household Income $79,444
Per Capita Income $27,740


Total Housing Units 8,157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,280 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,171 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 706 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $172,901
Average Home Value $181,830


Total Households 7,451
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 5,479
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.62% 1.41%
Households 1.59% 1.41%
Families 1.44% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 2017 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 # 20 97th
Population Density # 37 95th
Diversity Index # 121 82nd
Median Household Income # 40 94th
Per Capita Income # 228 66th

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