Gardendale, Alabama Population 2021

14,333
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Gardendale is a city located in Jefferson County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 14,333, it is the 48th largest city in Alabama and the 2384th largest city in the United States . Gardendale is currently growing at a rate of 0.55% annually and its population has increased by 3.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,893 in 2010. Gardendale reached it's highest population of 14,333 in 2021. Spanning over 23 miles, Gardendale has a population density of 626 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gardendale is $85,876 with a poverty rate of 9.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $909 per month, and the median house value is $171,700. The median age in Gardendale is 41.1 years, 38 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Gardendale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gardendale was:

  • White: 85.95%
  • Black or African American: 9.73%
  • Other race: 1.96%
  • Asian: 1.76%
  • Two or more races: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gardendale, Alabama is 14,333 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,099.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,893.

Gardendale, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,04785.95%
Black or African American1,3649.73%
Some Other Race2751.96%
Asian2471.76%
Two or More Races650.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.13%
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Gardendale Population by Race

Gardendale Population Pyramid $2021

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Gardendale Median Age

41.1


Total

38


Male

42.7


Female

Gardendale Adults

There are 10,620 adults, (2,625 of whom are seniors) in Gardendale.

Gardendale Age Dependency

75.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Gardendale Sex Ratio

Female

7,292

52.03%

Male

6,724

47.97%

Gardendale Population by Age

Gardendale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gardendale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.7%7.3%
Male86.7%13.3%
All82.2%17.8%
Non Family71.2%28.8%
Female59.4%40.6%

82.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gardendale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5512.4982.2
Married3,0713.0892.7
Non Family1,7611.0471.2
Female5913.4359.4
Male128486.7

3.09

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Gardendale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade840.86%
9th to 12th Grade5765.90%
High School Graduate2,63226.97%
Some College2,39024.49%
Associates Degree1,20612.36%
Bachelors Degree1,84118.86%
Graduate Degree1,03010.55%
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Gardendale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gardendale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,5248,0242,406
Black826701294
Hispanic17515457
Asian169155132
Other Race7171
2+ Races6565
Native American1818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.11%.

Gardendale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,126$54,962$39,097
Less Than 9th Grade$25,643$31,181$23,393
High School Graduate$33,356$34,966$23,194
Some College$44,118$53,089$35,667
Bachelors Degree$60,568$77,843$50,742
Graduate Degree$74,286$103,438$54,107

$50,126

Average Earnings

$54,962

Average Male

$39,097

Average Female

Gardendale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gardendale Language by Age

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Gardendale Language

96.34% of Gardendale residents speak only English, while 3.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.25% of the population.

Gardendale Language

Gardendale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,7826625.62%
Black1,34047135.15%
Asian2478333.60%
Multiple655280.00%

9.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.60%

Male Poverty Rate

11.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gardendale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gardendale is Multiple, with 80.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gardendale is White, with 5.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.55%.

Gardendale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.41%
High School13.28%
Bachelors or Greater6.05%
Some College3.90%

Gardendale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed15.04%
Female Unemployed7.59%
Female Employed6.90%
Male Employed3.98%

Gardendale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gardendale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,351$85,876
Families$81,765$103,015
Married Families$90,438-
Non Families$33,328$44,763
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Income by Household Type

Gardendale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Gardendale Married by Age and Sex

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Gardendale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gardendale Marital Status by Race

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Gardendale Marital Status

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870

Number of Veterans

849

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam340
Second Gulf War196
First Gulf War163
Korea71
World War II

Gardendale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74290
35 to 54204
75+156
18 to 34130
55 to 6490

Gardendale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8168.78%
Black545.54%

Gardendale Veterans by Race

Gardendale Veterans by Education

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4.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gardendale Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Gardendale Employment by Age

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Gardendale Employment by Race

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Gardendale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.62%

Born in Gardendale

98.84%

Native Born

1.16%

Foreign Born

0.68%

Non Citizen

0.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.84% of Gardendale residents were born in the United States, with 77.62% having been born in Alabama. 0.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gardendale Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,333780.55%
202014,255780.55%
201914,177780.55%
201814,0991070.76%
201713,992440.32%
201613,948920.66%
201513,856-10-0.07%
201413,866-19-0.14%
201313,885-46-0.33%
201213,931-55-0.39%
201113,986-2-0.01%
201013,9882,3621.87%
200011,6262,3752.31%
19909,2511,3231.56%
19807,9281,4262.00%
19706,5021,7903.27%
19604,7120.00%

Gardendale Population by Year