Community Profile

Gardner, Kansas is located just 30 miles southwest of Kansas City and is the ideal location to start a business or settle your family. As one of the fastest growing cities in Kansas, this vibrant and progressive city has a high quality of life, affordable housing, excellent schools and perfect proximity to road, rail and air transportation.

Gardner at a Glance

> Total population: 25,602
-approximately 53.7% of the area’s residents are in the
“Peak Earnings” (45 to 64) cohort which is higher than
metro and national averages

> Total households: 9,124
-estimated that families make up 72.9% of the area’s

> Homeowners: 67.6%
-average value of homes in the trade area is $243,991

> Median Age: 33.1 years
-younger than the metro and national average by nearly
5 and 6 years, respectively

> Average household income: $94,898
-median household income is higher than metro and
national averages

> Average household income: $94,898

> Retail Sales: $420 million in 2022
-compared to $280 million in 2019

*data provided by CERI, Inc.

Location, Location, Location…

The Gardner community offers a valuable location with easy access to road, rail and air transportation near
Interstate 35, BNSF Intermodal Facility, New Century Air Center and is adjacent to major employment centers.

Things to Do


A wide variety of opportunities to enjoy the
outdoors including the area parks, trails, golf
and disc golf courses, lakes and more! Enjoy
the many options of programming with
Gardner Parks and Recreation Department.

Dining and Entertainment

Decades old locally owned restaurants, national favorites, mobile food trucks, breweries, and a cigar lounge. Enjoy the variety of the area with something to suit everyone’s tastes!


A host of events throughout the year, from holiday celebrations to family fun activities including national sports tournaments, unique conventions, and the Johnson County Fair.

A Smart Move

Gardner, Kansas is one of the most rapidly-growing communities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Gardner is a historic community with a keen vision for the future. Its roots stretch back over 150 years to its founding in 1857 along the route of the Santa Fe and Oregon/California Trails. Gardner is committed to maintaining its traditional small-town values while focusing on providing for future growth and development.

109 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 402
Gardner, KS 66030

120 E. Main Street
Gardner, KS 66030


USD 231

Gardner Edgerton USD 231 is home to state-of-the-art facilities,
technology resources for students and staff, and a professional
development program that serves both new and veteran educators.
Gardner Edgerton is home to four National Blue Ribbon Schools and
competes academically at regional, state, and national competitions.

97% graduation rate

4 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Approx. 6,000 students

7 Elementary Schools

1 High school

3 Middle Schools