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Overview

Introduction to Gardendale, Alabama

Gardendale, Alabama is 9 miles N of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 139 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Jefferson County. The city is part of the Birmingham metro area.

Gardendale History

The area now known as the City of Gardendale was first settled around 1825. At that time, it was known as Jugtown. The city was renamed to Gardendale in 1906. It was incorporated as a city in 1955. The Olympic torch run passed through Gardendale in 1996. Presently, the city adopted a mayor/council form of government. The Gardendale Chamber of Commerce was established in 1987.

Gardendale and nearby Attractions

  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Rickwood Caverns State Park
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Things To Do In Gardendale

Gardendale is a beautiful city that offers several recreational facilities for residents and visitors. You can visit Rickwood Caverns State Park, which offers views of limestone formations that are 260 million years old. One can also visit Birmingham Zoo. The city has many churches including Fieldstown Church, Gum Springs Church, and Ebenezar Church. You can enjoy a great shopping experience at the Village Green Shopping Center and Valley Green Shopping Center.

Gardendale Transportation

Birmingham International Airport is near the city.

Gardendale Higher Education

Jefferson State Community College and University of Alabama at Birmingham are nearby.

People

Total Population 13,763
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 21.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,391
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 57.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,604
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $881
Median House Value $156,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.5%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 11%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gardendale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jefferson
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35071
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.66
Longitude -86.812

Gardendale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BIRMINGHAM INTL AP
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Station PINSON
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station BESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookside 1,258 $38,917
Fairfield 10,987 $43,125
Fultondale 8,733 $67,118
Kimberly 2,799 $86,758
Morris 1,737 $85,833
Tarrant 6,278 $31,905

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gardendale Public Libraries

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Gardendale- Martha Moore Public Library
995 MT. OLIVE ROAD
Gardendale, Alabama
(205) 631-6639

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Gardendale High Schools

GARDENDALE HIGH SCHOOL
800 MAIN ST
205-379-3600
Serves 886 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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