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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Gardner Township is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 4,248. Gardner Township is in Sangamon County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Gardner Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Gardner Township there are a lot of parks. Residents of Gardner Township tend to be conservative. The public schools in Gardner Township are highly rated.
About Gardner Township...
Population
4,248

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$803
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Gardner Township

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,441
National
$55,322
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Gardner Township Reviews

3 reviews
It's a good place to raise kids, or start a family. It could be more diverse; Springfield is still somewhat segregated. Nevertheless, most of the people are friendly and open-minded as long as you are nice to them.
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rural, few roads. not too easy to get around
everyone is the same. people never move away