Gardendale, AL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    13,809
  • Population Density
    607 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    23 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    18 3.9
Gardendale is a suburb in Alabama with 13,809 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and very low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 18 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Gardendale: We don't really have a lot of crime or vandalism, but when it happens the cleanup and punishments come slow. The police are absolutely no help and very cocky.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Gardendale: It's a nice place to start your life and build relationships, but there is a world outside Gardendale that offers so much more.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Gardendale: Most of crime in our area comes from outsiders and consists of DUI's, shoplifting and writing bad checks to businesses. There is very little crime for a town of our size. The streets are safe and we don't worry about walking, riding bikes or our children playing outside.
    • 5
    Overall Experience at Gardendale: Gardendale is a warm and friendly city, convenient to the Birmingham city center. We have a great school system with many of our teachers having grown up in the community. Over the past few years, more young families have moved into the area, creating diversity and pride. We have a great network of churches that allow families many choices and great support systems. We have some of the best parks and recreational areas in the county, most available free of charge to our residents. Youth programs abound and Senior services are top rated. It's a great community that truly cares for its citizens.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Gardendale: The police are always around if you ever need help. They do not hesitate to do anything they need to in order to protect every citizen.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
Gardendale Township 22,503
3.00 Mount Olive 4,286
3.33 Fultondale 8,593
Brookside Township 4,058

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 Pleasant Grove Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.66 Corner High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.33 North Jefferson Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.33 Bagley Jr High School Public, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 North Highland Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.66 Shades Valley High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.33 Bragg Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.66 Gardendale Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.66 McAdory Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.66 Bryan Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.66 Snow Rogers Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.33 Pleasant Grove High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.33 Chalkville Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.33 Gardendale High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.33 Concord Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.33 Kermit Johnson School Public, Coed 3-5 Elementary
3.66 Clay Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.00 Clay-Chalkville Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.33 Mt. Olive Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.33 Hueytown Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.33 Gresham Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.33 Warrior Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
3.00 Pinson Elementary School Public, Coed K-2 Elementary
3.33 Mortimer Jordan High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.33 Hillview Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Family Sunshine School Private, Special Education, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Arlington School Private, Alternative, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
2.33 Jefferson Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Parkway Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Mountain View Baptist School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Central Park Christian Schools Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Tabernacle Christian School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
1.66 Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School Private, Religious, Coed 8-12 Middle, High
Advent Episcopal Day School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Highlands School Private, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Cornerstone Schools of Alabama Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Rose of Lima School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Francis Xavier School Private, Religious, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
Palmerdale United Methodist Church Christian School & Children's Center Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Our Lady of Fatima School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Islamic Academy of Alabama Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-11 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Forestdale Baptist School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Integrity Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
University of Alabama - Birmingham
Samford University
Birmingham-Southern College
Miles College
Southeastern Bible College
Jefferson State Community College
Wallace State Community College - Hanceville
Virginia College - Birmingham
Lawson State Community College - Birmingham
Fortis Institute - Birmingham
Brown Mackie College - Birmingham
University of Phoenix - Birmingham
ITT Technical Institute - Bessemer
Herzing University - Birmingham
Southeastern School of Cosmetology
Xcell Academy
Regency Beauty Institute - Hoover
Strayer University - Alabama
Alabama State College of Barber Styling

Around Gardendale

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Gardendale, AL United States Alabama Birmingham Metro Area
White 83.49% 63.25% 66.56% 64.77%
African American 14.40% 12.23% 26.22% 28.34%
Hispanic 1.04% 16.62% 3.98% 4.29%
Asian 0.87% 4.83% 1.20% 1.29%
Multiracial 0.17% 2.05% 1.44% 0.97%
Native American 0.04% 0.66% 0.48% 0.22%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.03% 0.01%
Other 0% 0.19% 0.10% 0.12%

Age

Gardendale, AL United States Alabama Birmingham Metro Area
9 years and under 12% 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 8% 10% 10% 9%
25 to 34 years 9% 13% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 15% 14% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 14% 12% 13% 13%
65 and over 21% 13% 15% 13%

Education Levels

Gardendale, AL United States Alabama Birmingham Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 9% 14% 16% 14%
High school diploma or equivalent 33% 28% 31% 28%
Some college or associate degree 32% 29% 30% 30%
Bachelor's degree 16% 18% 14% 18%
Master's degree or higher 9% 11% 9% 10%

Gender

Gardendale, AL United States Alabama Birmingham Metro Area
Female 51.7% 50.8% 51.5% 51.8%
Male 48.3% 49.2% 48.5% 48.2%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Gardendale, AL United States Alabama Birmingham Metro Area
Own 82.9% 64.9% 69.2% 70.3%
Rent 17.1% 35.1% 30.8% 29.7%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Gardendale, AL United States Alabama Birmingham Metro Area
Assault 131.4 264.1 377.9 407.2
Murder 0 5.2 8.0 12.6
Rape 29.2 36.8 49.1
Robbery 51.1 135.0 149.2 211.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Gardendale, AL United States Alabama Birmingham Metro Area
Burglary 613.3 575.0 997.8 1106.8
Larceny 3402.2 2114.0 3044.0 3189.7
Motor vehicle theft 87.6 257.3 280.7 358.6

Income

Weather

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Resident Opinions

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 9 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 5 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 8 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 8 responses

  • 62% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 38% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 0% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 57% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 0% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.