Gardner, a small town in Illinois, has a population of slightly more than 1,000. Young adults aged 15-24 will fit right in, as they account for an above-average 18% of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just over 38, the town's residents skew younger than most cities in Illinois. Only 24% of residents rent in Gardner, as the majority own their homes. The average rent of $1,009/month is roughly equal to the state average.
Gardner has an average commute time of about 33 minutes, longer than nearly 80% of cities in Illinois. Driving is the prevailing means of commuting to work, chosen by 48% of workers, while public transportation isn't used widely. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.
If you're looking for a variety of career options, Gardner has them in spades. The four most common industries are manufacturing, warehousing, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries make up 29% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, making it the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of just over $81K, Gardner workers take home a little more than the average Illinois resident. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Gardner has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 9% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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