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Welcome to Gardner ...

The city of Gardner is located in Worcester County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gardner has a population of 20,664 people<2> (see below for details).

Gardner was settled in 1764.

The community of Gardner is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Gardner lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Gardner: (978) and (351)<4>

The ZIP code for Gardner: 01440<5>

Websites for Gardner ...

Official Website:   www.ci.gardner.ma.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.gardnerma.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gardner had an population of 20,664 people. This is an increase of 2.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gardner had a population of 20,228 people. This makes Gardner the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Gardner represents 0.31% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 94th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,228 people, the population of Gardner decreased 2.61% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,770 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gardner.

Communities Also Named Gardner ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Gardner - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (4), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gardner.

Communities near Gardner ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gardner.

  • Leominster [Worcester County]
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    • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Gardner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leominster
  • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
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    • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Gardner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitchburg
  • Holden [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
    • Holden [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Gardner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,259 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
  • Clinton [Worcester County]
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    • Clinton [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Gardner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,952 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lunenburg [Worcester County]
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      • Lunenburg [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Gardner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,810 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lunenburg
    • Athol [Worcester County]
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      • Athol [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Gardner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,698 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
    • Winchendon [Worcester County]
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      • Winchendon [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Gardner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,835 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchendon
    • Townsend [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsend
      • Townsend [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Gardner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend
    • Rutland [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Gardner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
    • Sterling [Worcester County]
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      • Sterling [Worcester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Gardner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gardner. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gardner.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gardner. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gardner.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gardner. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gardner.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gardner ...

Looking for more information about Gardner? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Gardner, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Gardner.

Adding Gardner to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gardner in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Gardner was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Gardner on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gardner on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Worcester County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gardner: www.ci.gardner.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Worcester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gardner.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gardner - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gardner). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gardner or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gardner) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gardner. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GardnerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gardner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5760, Longitude: -71.9952    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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