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Welcome to Gardendale ...

The city of Gardendale is located in Jefferson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Gardendale has a population of 13,906 people<1> (see below for details).

Gardendale was established in 1825 and was incorporated in 1955.

The community of Gardendale is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<2>.

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<3>

Population Details ...

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 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 (with a count of 11,626 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gardendale had an population of 13,906 people. This is an increase of 0.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Gardendale ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gardendale and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Birmingham   [Map]   210,710   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,468   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Leeds   [Map]   12,031   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gardendale.

Communities Also Named Gardendale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gardendale. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gardendale.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gardendale:

Websites for Gardendale ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Gardendale. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gardendale.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gardendale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Gardendale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gardendale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gardendale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gardendale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gardendale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6605, Longitude: -86.8116     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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