Income/capita 1%
Household income 21%
Unemployment 58%
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Income per capita$30,037$31,502$29,829
Median household income$66,705$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$76,786$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,329$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$43,611$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$22,188$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate7.3%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.7%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Gardner is 1% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Gardner is 21% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Gardner is 58% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Gardner is 29% lower than the national average

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      Gardner median earnings by income bracket

      Gardner employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry23.6%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector23.6%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%1.7%
      Wholesale & retail services14.1%6.3%
      Public administration4.7%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.5%6.9%
      Education, health & social services7.7%32.7%

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      Union Hill, IL32$72,08330.3%
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      Symerton, IL105$67,70822.4%
      Herscher, IL1,462$66,83820.8%
      Essex, IL787$66,25019.8%
      Gardner, IL1,242$66,70520.6%

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      Avila Beach, CA1,242$96,64674.7%
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      Palm Shores, FL1,242$65,58818.6%
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      Gardner, IL1,242$66,70520.6%
      Source: The Gardner, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).