Gardendale, AL

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Population

13,799

0.356% growth

Poverty Rate

9.6%


Median Age

41.7


Median Household Income

$63,083

0.662% growth

Number of Employees

6,211

3.45% decline

Median Property Value

$157,300

0.694% decline

About

In 2017, Gardendale, AL had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $63,083. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gardendale, AL grew from 13,750 to 13,799, a 0.356% increase and its median household income grew from $62,668 to $63,083, a 0.662% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gardendale, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.44%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.522%). N/A% of the people in Gardendale, AL speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gardendale, AL are Alabama State College of Barber Styling (6 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Gardendale, AL is $157,300, and the homeownership rate is 82.4%. Most people in Gardendale, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Gardendale, AL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Gardendale, AL employs 6.21k people. The largest industries in Gardendale, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,277 people), Manufacturing (579 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (551 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,125), Information ($78,056), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,445).

Median household income in Gardendale, AL is $63,083. Males in Gardendale, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Gardendale, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,083

2017 value

± $4,855

0.662%

1 Year Growth

± 11.4%

Households in Gardendale, AL have a median annual income of $63,083, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,668 in 2016, which represents a 0.662% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,018 ± $10,489

  2. White

    $47,885 ± $1,063

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $45,909 ± $38,465

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gardendale, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gardendale, AL was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gardendale, AL (1.31k out of 13.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    629 ± 260

  2. White

    577 ± 182

  3. Asian

    64 ± 91

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gardendale, AL is Black, followed by White and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.21k

2017 Value

± 581

-3.45%

1 Year decline

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gardendale, AL declined at a rate of -3.45%, from 6.43k employees to 6.21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gardendale, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (891 people), Management Occupations (696 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (557 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gardendale, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gardendale, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (891 people), Management Occupations (696 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (557 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gardendale, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.63 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.25 times), and Legal Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gardendale, AL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($91,406), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,516), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,024).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.21k

2017 Value

± 581

-3.45%

1 Year decline

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gardendale, AL declined at a rate of -3.45%, from 6.43k employees to 6.21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gardendale, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,277 people), Manufacturing (579 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (551 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gardendale, AL, though some of these residents may live in Gardendale, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Gardendale, AL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,277 people), Manufacturing (579 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (551 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gardendale, AL has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.31 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.81 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gardendale, AL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,125), Information ($78,056), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,445).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $43.7B

  2. $29.7B

  3. $23.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $43.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($23.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$265B

2020 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

38.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 38.3% to $367B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.4B

  2. $17.9B

  3. $16.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $27.4B, followed by Florida with $17.9B and Tennessee and $16.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.3% of the population of Gardendale, AL has health coverage, with 58.9% on employee plans, 6.91% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.725% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Gardendale, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Gardendale, AL see 943 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.426% increase from the previous year (939 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1176 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 693 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.1%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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943 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, AL see an average of 943 patients per year. This represents a 0.426% increase from the previous year (939 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,641

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,042

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,267

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alabama (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.07%, from $6,996 to $7,281.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.74%

Uninsured

58.9%

Employer Coverage

6.91%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

0.725%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gardendale, AL grew by 1.57% from 5.65% to 5.74%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gardendale, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 21.1% prevalence

  2. 20.9% prevalence

  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

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Diversity

Gardendale, AL is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.67% of Gardendale, AL residents were born outside of the country (231 people).

In 2017, there were 7.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.5k people) in Gardendale, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 294 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

62

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gardendale, AL was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in Gardendale, AL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Gardendale, AL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.67%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

231 people

1.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

206 people

As of 2017, 1.67% of Gardendale, AL residents (231 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gardendale, AL was 1.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,837 ± 5,560 people

  2. Guatemala

    11,080 ± 2,581 people

  3. India

    9,229 ± 2,356 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Gardendale, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gardendale, AL was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gardendale, AL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    11.5k ± 556

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.61k ± 480

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    294 ± 175

In 2017, there were 7.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.5k people) in Gardendale, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 294 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Gardendale, AL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    258 ± 106

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    166 ± 96

  3. Korea

    88 ± 94

Gardendale, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Gardendale, AL awarded 6 degrees. The student population of Gardendale, AL is skewed towards men, with 9 male students and 4 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gardendale, AL are White (4 and 66.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 16.7%), Two or More Races (1 and 16.7%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Gardendale, AL by number of degrees awarded are Alabama State College of Barber Styling (6 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gardendale, AL are Barbering (6 and 100%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 6 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Gardendale, AL was Barbering with 6 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Gardendale, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

6 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Gardendale, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alabama State College of Barber Styling with 6 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4

Degrees Awarded to Men

2

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gardendale, AL, which is 2 times more than the 2 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gardendale, AL were to White students. These 4 degrees mean that there were 4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gardendale, AL was $157,300 in 2017, which is 0.685 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $158,400 to $157,300, a 0.694% decrease. The homeownership rate in Gardendale, AL is 82.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gardendale, AL have an average commute time of 24 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.

Housing

Property Value

$157,300

2017 Median

± $5,725

$158,400

2016 Median

± $6,562

In 2017, the median property value in Gardendale, AL declined from to $157,300 from the previous year's value of $158,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gardendale, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gardendale, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$63,083

Median Household Income

± $4,855

5.51k

Number of Households

± 532

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.51k households in Gardendale, AL grew to $63,083 from the previous year's value of $62,668.

The following chart displays the households in Gardendale, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gardendale, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gardendale, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

82.4%

2017 Homeownership

84.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.4% of the housing units in Gardendale, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gardendale, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gardendale, AL have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.831% of the workforce in Gardendale, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.83%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gardendale, AL was Drove Alone (85.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.83%) and those who Worked At Home (3.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gardendale, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gardendale, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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