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0.09% decline
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11.6% growth
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1.02% decline
Median Property Value
1.08% growth

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The economy of Gardendale, AL employs 6,433 people. The economy of Gardendale, AL is specialized in Utilities; Other services, except public administration; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 3.06; 1.72; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Gardendale, AL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,347), Manufacturing (652), and Retail trade (552), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($50,100), Utilities ($50,074), and Finance & Insurance ($46,656).

Median household income in Gardendale, AL is $62,668. Males in Gardendale, AL have an average income that is 1.13 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,698. The income inequality of Gardendale, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.419 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Gardendale, AL. In Jefferson County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 107 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,495. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Gardendale, AL is from the county of Jefferson County, AL.

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Gardendale, AL is home to a population of 13,750 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Gardendale, AL is composed of 11,387 White residents (82.8%), 1,779 Black residents (12.9%), 282 Hispanic residents (2.05%), 217 Asian residents (1.58%), and 54 Two+ residents (0.39%). The most common foreign languages in Gardendale, AL are Spanish (206 speakers), Urdu (66 speakers), and Chinese (57 speakers), but compared to other places, Gardendale, AL has a relative high number of Urdu (66 speakers), German (30 speakers), and Chinese (57 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Gardendale, AL awarded 13 degrees. The student population of Gardendale, AL is skewed away from females, with 7 male students and 6 female students. Most students in Gardendale, AL are White (10 and 76.9%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 15.4%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 7.69%), and Two or more races (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Gardendale, AL by number of graduates are Alabama State College of Barber Styling (13 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Gardendale, AL are Barbering (13 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Gardendale, AL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Gardendale, AL is $158,400, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $156,700 to $158,400, a 1.08% increase. The homeownership rate of Gardendale, AL is 84.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Gardendale, AL have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gardendale, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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