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Population (year 2000): 11,626. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,830 (+10.4% change)
Males: 5,437 (46.8%), Females: 6,189 (53.2%)

Jefferson County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 41.5 years
Median household income: $45,786 (year 2000)
Median house value: $110,200 (year 2000)

Gardendale, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Gardendale:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.7%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (24.4%), Irish (9.5%), English (9.0%), German (7.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), French (2.6%).Alabama

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 17.9 square miles

Gardendale,

For population 25 years and over in Gardendale

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gardendale city

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,784 (+18.1%).


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL Birmingham, (9.4 miles pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (568.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL (3.2 miles Fultondale, Olive, AL (4.7 miles Mount AL Tarrant, (5.9 miles AL (6.0 miles Morris, AL (7.2 miles Brookside, AL (7.7 miles Kimberly, Cardiff, AL (8.4 miles) , AL (8.7 miles Forestdale,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 93 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1997: 81 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 1998: 104 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1999: 159 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 121 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2001: 112 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2002: 119 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2003: 259 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2004: 201 buildings, average cost: $121,700

Latitude: 33.66 N, Longitude: 86.81 W

Area code: 205

Gardendale, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Manufacturing (11.9%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.4%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,742 (-15.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,045 (17.9%)

Crime in Gardendale by Year

Type 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 8.6 0.0
Rapes 0 2 3 0
    per 100,000 0.0 17.2 25.8 0.0
Robberies 1 8 17 11
    per 100,000 8.6 68.8 146.2 94.6
Assaults 16 21 9 7
    per 100,000 137.6 180.6 77.4 60.2
Burglaries 51 42 64 55
    per 100,000 438.7 361.3 550.5 473.1
Thefts 322 331 363 411
    per 100,000 2769.7 2847.1 3122.3 3535.2
Auto thefts 35 28 34 35
    per 100,000 301.0 240.8 292.4 301.0
195.7 222.1 265.1 239.0

Average climate in Gardendale, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gardendale,

Gardendale-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 211% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1998, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Gardendale city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

On 4/4/1977, a category 5 tornado 8.7 miles away from the city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Gardendale:
  • CARRAWAY METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • HILL CREST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES (about 10 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • CALLAHAN EYE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Gardendale, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gardendale:
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 9 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 54 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; ID: ASN)
  • TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL (about 63 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; ID: TCL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gardendale:
  • BESSEMER (about 26 miles; BESSEMER, AL; ID: EKY)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 35 miles; ALABASTER, AL; ID: EET)
  • ROBBINS FIELD (about 38 miles; ONEONTA, AL; ID: 20A)

Amtrak station near Gardendale:
  • 11 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25 $91,944 $44,133 11 $3,190
Financial Administration 1 $3,134 $37,608 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $17,682 $35,364 6 $5,280
Firefighters 1 $4,624 $55,488 24 $22,144
Other and Unallocable 3 $11,824 $47,296 1 $1,000
Local Libraries 6 $13,034 $26,068 6 $6,498
Parks and Recreation 16 $37,678 $28,258 15 $11,074
Streets and Highways 23 $55,730 $29,076 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $16,540 $33,080 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $6,906 $41,436 2 $2,500
Totals for Government 89 $259,096 $34,934 65 $51,686
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gardendale:
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,279)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (about 12 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 12,178)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; SUMITON, AL; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 27 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO (about 38 miles; MONTEVALLO, AL; FT enrollment: 2,651)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (about 59 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 17,453)
Public high school in Gardendale:
  • GARDENDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 886; Location: 800 MAIN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Gardendale:
  • TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 275; Location: 2649 DECATUR HWY; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Gardendale:
  • BRAGG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 772; Location: 840 ASH AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GARDENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 600; Location: 860 BAUER LN; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SNOW ROGERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 2636 SNOW ROGERS RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Gardendale:
  • GARDENDALE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 196; Location: 1800 DECATUR HIGHWAY; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Gardendale:
  • GARDENDALE- MARTHA MOORE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $396,432; Location: 995 MT. OLIVE ROAD; 53,218 books; 2,195 audio materials; 2,262 video materials; 68 serial subscriptions)

Church in Gardendale: Shady Grove Church (A).


Gardendale compared to Alabama state average:
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Gardendale:
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Gardendale:
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJSR (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
TV broadcast stations around Gardendale:
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W23AK (Channel 23; JASPER, AL; Owner: WMTY, INC.)

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