Gardiner is a tiny town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 879 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gardiner is the 73rd largest community in Montana.
Gardiner home prices are not only among the most expensive in Montana, but Gardiner real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gardiner is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gardiner is a town of service providers, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gardiner who work in food service (13.10%), management occupations (12.95%), and sales jobs (10.76%).
A relatively large number of people in Gardiner telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.84% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Overall, Gardiner’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Gardiner spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.62 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Gardiner is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.91% of adults in Gardiner have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Gardiner in 2018 was $35,506, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,024 for a family of four. However, Gardiner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gardiner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gardiner residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Gardiner include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Gardiner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Slavic languages.