Gardner, IL Population

Population: 1,406. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,436 (+2.1% change)
Males: 701 (49.9%), Females: 705 (50.1%)

Grundy County

Zip code: 60424

Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $42,500
Median house value: $96,600

Races in Gardner:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Hispanic (3.3%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (22.1%), Irish (18.3%), Italian (16.9%), English (11.4%), Norwegian (7.2%), Polish (5.3%).

Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gardner

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gardner village

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

2.5% Foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +158 (+12.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Gardner:

  • MORRIS HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; MORRIS, IL)
  • PROVENA ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 28 miles; JOLIET, IL)
  • SILVER CROSS HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; JOLIET, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gardner:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 57 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 61 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 65 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gardner:

  • DWIGHT (about 10 miles; DWIGHT, IL; Abbreviation: DTG)
  • MORRIS MUNI – JAMES R. WASHBURN FIELD (about 18 miles; MORRIS, IL; Abbreviation: C09)
  • EMPRESS RIVER CASINO (about 23 miles; JOLIET, IL; Abbreviation: I01)
Amtrak station near Gardner:

  • 11 miles: DWIGHT (119 W. MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gardner:

  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 25 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 28 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,361)
  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,974)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 42 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,088)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; LISLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
Public high school in Gardner:

  • GARDNER-SOUTH WILMINGTON TWP H S (Students: 217; Location: PO BOX 257; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Gardner:

  • GARDNER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 333; Location: PO BOX 347; Grades: KG – 08)

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