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Encyclopedia > Gardendale, Alabama
Gardendale, Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Jefferson
Area
 - City  17.9 sq mi (46.5 km²)
 - Land  17.9 sq mi (46.5 km²)
 - Water  0 sq mi (0 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 11,626
 - Density 649.5/sq mi (250/km²)

Gardendale is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, and a northern suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. As of the 2000 Census, the population of the city was 11,626. As of 2006, the Census Bureau estimates the city population of Gardendale to be 13,042. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Location in the state of Alabama Formed December 13, 1819 Seat Birmingham Area  - Total  - Water 2,911 km² (1,124 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... List of 67 counties in the U.S. state of Alabama: Autauga County Baldwin County Barbour County Bibb County Blount County Bullock County Butler County Calhoun County Chambers County Cherokee County Chilton County Choctaw County Clarke County Clay County Cleburne County Coffee County Colbert County Conecuh County Coosa County Covington... Location in the state of Alabama Formed December 13, 1819 Seat Birmingham Area  - Total  - Water 2,911 km² (1,124 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 1. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Location in the state of Alabama Formed December 13, 1819 Seat Birmingham Area  - Total  - Water 2,911 km² (1,124 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 1. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

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History

A large farm settlement near the area today known as Gardendale was settled around 1825. Some years later, other settlers began to move into the community commonly known as Jugtown, a name given to the area based on the presence of a large jug and churn factory that operated in the area. Some years later, a school teacher would lead a campaign to change the name of the community. In 1906, the name Gardendale was selected and by 1955, the city of Gardendale was officially incorporated. Today, with more than 13,000 residents, the city of Gardendale has grown to include more than 400 businesses, 4 schools, and 24 churches. Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Incorporation is: In business, incorporation is the creation of a corporation. ...


Geography

Gardendale is located at 33°39′38″N, 86°48′42″W (33.660492, -86.811648)GR1.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.5 km² (18.0 mi²), all land. However, with the recent annexation of several thousand acres from the community of Mt. Olive and other unincorporated areas, the city now has an estimated total area of around 64.8 km² (25.0 mi²). Gardendale is situated along one of the three major transportation corridors from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast (I-75, I-65, I-55). A tremendous volume of freight (via rail and truck) passes thru or near Gardendale. Gardendale is serviced by two major north-south highways..Interstate 65 (I-65) and US 31. A new interstate highway, Interstate 22 will run northwestward from I-65 near Gardendale towards Memphis, Tennessee. This freeway will be open from Cherry Avenue just west of Gardendale to Memphis by the end of 2007. Another future road project is the Northern Beltline which will run from I-59 near Argo westward across northern Jefferson county, crossing I-65 on the northern edge of Gardendale. This highway is currently designed by ALDOT as Alabama 959, but could be a future Interstate (259?). This route is some 15-20 years away from completion. Major east/west roads in Gardendale include Fieldstown Road which runs from US31 in Gardendale westward, Tarrant Road which runs from the city eastward, and Mt. Olive Road which runs northwestward from the city. Gardendale is located in an area that once yielded large amounts of coal. Gardendale is located at the southwestern end of one of the Appalachian ridgelines running from eastern Tennessee into northeast Alabama. Several old and closed coal mines exist in the area as well as lands that were once stripped mined and then replanted for forests. No major waterways are located in Gardendale but several streams feed into the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River that passes north and west of the city. Much of the land inside the city limits on the east and northeast sides of Gardendale is rocky and hilly with deep ravines. This portion of the city is sparsely populated and has limited access by road. The only major rail line passing near Gardendale is a north/south track passing on the eastern edge of the city from Boyles Yard near Tarrant paralleling New Castle Road northward towards Blount County. This rail line carries freight and is not a passenger line. The nearest passenger train service is by Amtrak at the Birmingham station 10 miles south of Gardendale. Commercial air travel is located at the nearby Birmingham International Airport. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Mount Olive is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Alabama. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 11,626 people, 4,733 households, and 3,474 families residing in the city. The population density was 250.1/km² (647.9/mi²). There were 4,959 housing units at an average density of 106.7/km² (276.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.19% White, 1.48% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 4,733 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.88. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $45,786, and the median income for a family was $56,929. Males had a median income of $36,714 versus $29,039 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,673. About 3.5% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Kenny Clemons (Mayor)
Current City Council Membership
Ward Representative Position
I Peggy Tumlin Councilor
II Gary Morris Councilor
III Oscar Mann Councilor
IV William Flippo Councilor
V Wendell Phillips Councilor

Public officials are elected for four year terms of office. The next election cycle for the mayor and council is in 2008.

Caufield Square Promenade

Caufield Square Promenade was scheduled to be a mixed-use project developed by Palladium Properties LLC. The $50 million development was to include a 10-screen movie theater and bowling alley as well as residential, commercial, and office space. Located on Mt. Olive Road in Gardendale, Caufield Square was expected to draw in visitors from throughout northern metropolitan Birmingham as it would be home to the only movie theater in northern Jefferson County. Completion of at least portions of the development was expected around fall of 2006, but delays have pushed that date back to at least some time in very late 2007 or more likely 2008, if the project ever happens at all. Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. ... Jefferson County is the most densely population county in the State of Alabama the county seat being Birmingham. ...


Economic Development

Most new business development in the past ten years has been along Fieldstown Road (and Odum Road) on the west side of the city between I-65 and US 31. Additional development, but to a lesser extent, has occurred along Mt. Olive Road between US 31 and I-65. Several older more mature shopping and dining areas exist along US 31. Jefferson County recently built a satellite courthouse at the intersection of Tarrant Road and Main Street. This facility serves all of northern Jefferson County.


Media

Gardendale is located within the Birmingham television and radio market, the 39th largest market in the United States. Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. ...


Print media available in Gardendale includes The Birmingham News and The North Jefferson News, a publication distributed twice a week throughout much of North Jefferson County. The Birmingham News is a the daily newspaper for Birmingham, Alabama, and the largest newspaper in Alabama. ... Jefferson County is the most densely population county in the State of Alabama the county seat being Birmingham. ...


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