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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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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.
15% of Gardner residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Gardner include West Gardner Square Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Gardner, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $440. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.
Libraries in Gardner include Levi Heywood Memorial Library ... View libraries
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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