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"Chair City," "Furniture Capital of New England"

Gardner is a city in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.

The community was named after Col. Thomas Gardner, killed during the Battle of Bunker Hill

The latitude of Gardner is 42.575N. The longitude is -71.998W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,063 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,049.


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Median household income
Local
$37,334
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gardner demographic reports
Gardner is on Crystal Lake
The Gardner State Colony for the Insane pioneered in the use of cottage residences
Local landmarks include a giant chair, on Elm Street
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The violent crime rate was per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1992 movie, "School Ties"
Nearby parks & recreation: Dunn Pond State Park
Wildlife: Moose, bear, deer, beaver, bobcat and coyote inhabit the Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary

Historic sites and museums: Gardner Heritage State Park, Gardner Museum
Colleges and universities: Mount Wachusett Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Gardner residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gardner ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gardner was $18,624, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Gardner residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Gardner include West Gardner Square Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Gardner, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $440.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.


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Libraries in Gardner include Levi Heywood Memorial Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Gardner workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gardner between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Gardner include Clarion Hotel Colonial Hotel, Super 8.

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