Gardendale, AL
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Living in Gardendale


Gardendale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 13,783 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gardendale is the 49th largest community in Alabama.

Gardendale real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Gardendale house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Gardendale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gardendale is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gardendale who work in office and administrative support (15.37%), healthcare (12.48%), and management occupations (11.30%).

Also of interest is that Gardendale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gardendale has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gardendale has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gardendale than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gardendale may be for you.

For most residents of Gardendale, getting to work requires a car. In fact, 89.65% of people in Gardendale drive alone to work on most days, making Gardendale a very car-oriented city. In general, car-oriented communities tend to emphasize streets, highways, and ease of parking, often to the detriment of walkability. Strip centers are a feature of Gardendale’s landscape.

In terms of college education, Gardendale is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.02% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gardendale in 2010 was $31,254, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,016 for a family of four. However, Gardendale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gardendale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gardendale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gardendale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gardendale include English, German, Scots-Irish, and African.

The most common language spoken in Gardendale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.


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