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Gardendale, Alabama

Gardendale is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 11,626.

Geography Gardendale is located at 33°39'38" North, 86°48'42" West (33.660492, -86.811648)1.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.5 km² (18.0 mi²). 46.5 km² (18.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 11,626 people, 4,733 households, and 3,474 families residing in the city. The population density is 250.1/km² (647.9/mi²). There are 4,959 housing units at an average density of 106.7/km² (276.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.19% White, 1.48% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,733 households out of which 28.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% are married couples living together, 9.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% are non-families. 24.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $45,786, and the median income for a family is $56,929. Males have a median income of $36,714 versus $29,039 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,673. 5.1% of the population and 3.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.0% are under the age of 18 and 7.3% are 65 or older.

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