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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,750
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens20.3%
Employed Population 16+6,360
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27%
Median Earnings25+$41,755
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,617
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,634

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,869
% Above Poverty Level91.6%
% Below Poverty Level8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.8%
Median Gross Rent$892
Median House Value$158,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.8%
Irish10.9%
English10.5%
African2.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.6%
Polish1.3%
Italian1.1%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
German0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Arab0.1%
South African0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Gardendale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes35071
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.66
Approximate Longitude-86.8

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)

StationBIRMINGHAM INTL AP
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationPINSON
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationBESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip59.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookside1,202$37,083
Fairfield10,937$40,750
Fultondale8,854$69,597
Kimberly2,840$80,227
Morris1,775$87,917
Tarrant6,271$29,556

Gardendale Public Libraries

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

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Gardendale Public Schools

Bragg Middle Sch
840 Ash Ave
ZIP: 35071
Middle
Total Enrollment 861
Gardendale High Sch
800 Main St
ZIP: 35071
High
Total Enrollment 1077
Snow Rogers Elem Sch
2636 Snow Rogers Rd
ZIP: 35071
Primary
Total Enrollment 190
Gardendale Elem Sch
860 Bauers Ln
ZIP: 35071
Primary
Total Enrollment 921

Gardendale Private Schools

Gardendale Christian Academy
1800 Decatur Hwy
ZIP: 35071
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
Tabernacle Christian School
2649 Decatur Hwy
ZIP: 35071
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 315
Child Enrichment Center
805 Crest Dr
ZIP: 35071
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
First Baptist Church Of Gardendale
940 Main St
ZIP: 35071
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
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