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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gardendale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Gardendale has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gardendale a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Residents of Gardendale by-and-large get to work each day by driving: 89.65% use their own cars for their daily commute, making it a very car-oriented city. While Gardendale may be a convenient place for driving around town, the negative aspect of this is that places that are suitable for walking or bicycling to and from work or stores may be few and far between. In general, car-oriented communities emphasize roads and convenience of driving, but not have a lot of walking-friendly areas to get from home to work, and tend not to have a lot of public transportation options.
The percentage of people in Gardendale who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.02% of adults in Gardendale 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.