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Gardner is a village in Grundy County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Gardner. For links to other places called Gardner, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Gardner is 41.185N. The longitude is -88.309W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 587 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,407.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gardner demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grundy County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60424 ZIP code.
19% of Gardner residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $18,995, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Gardner residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gardner, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $957.
Grundy County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gardner political report.
The average commute time for Gardner workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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