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Welcome to Gardendale ...

The city of Gardendale is located in Jefferson County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gardendale has a population of 14,147 people<2> (see below for details).

Gardendale is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Gardendale lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Gardendale lies within the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Gardendale: 35071<4>

The community of Gardendale was established in 1825 and was incorporated in 1955.

Websites for Gardendale ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gardendale had an population of 14,147 people. This is an increase of 1.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gardendale had a population of 13,893 people. This makes Gardendale the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Gardendale represents 0.29% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,893 people, the population of Gardendale increased 19.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,626 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gardendale.

Communities Also Named Gardendale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Gardendale: This one is located in Jefferson County and the other is located in Tuscaloosa County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 8 communities that are also named Gardendale - they are located in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas (4).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gardendale.

Communities near Gardendale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gardendale.

  • Birmingham
  • Hoover
  • Vestavia Hills
  • Bessemer
  • Homewood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Homewood lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Gardendale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,174 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<6>
  • Trussville
  • Mountain Brook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
    • Mountain Brook lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Gardendale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,034 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook<6>
  • Center Point
  • Moody
  • Irondale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
    • Irondale lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Gardendale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,226 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irondale<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gardendale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gardendale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gardendale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gardendale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gardendale. See our Newspapers Page for Gardendale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gardendale ...

Looking for more information about Gardendale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gardendale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gardendale.

The official website for Gardendale:

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gardendale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gardendale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gardendale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gardendale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gardendale) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gardendale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GardendaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gardendale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6605, Longitude: -86.8116    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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