Gardendale, AL Population

Population: 11,626. Estimated population in July 2020: 12,830 (+10.4% change)
Males: 5,437 (46.8%), Females: 6,189 (53.2%)

Jefferson County

Zip code: 35071

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

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%).

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 17.9 square miles

Map of Gardendale, AL

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Gardendale:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gardendale:

  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 9 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Abbreviation: BHM)
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 54 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; Abbreviation: ASN)
  • TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL (about 63 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Abbreviation: TCL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Gardendale:

  • BESSEMER (about 26 miles; BESSEMER, AL; Abbreviation: EKY)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 35 miles; ALABASTER, AL; Abbreviation: EET)
  • ROBBINS FIELD (about 38 miles; ONEONTA, AL; Abbreviation: 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.

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 12,178)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,106)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; SUMITON, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 27 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO (about 38 miles; MONTEVALLO, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,651)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (about 59 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Full-time enrollment: 17,453)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)