Garden City, Alabama

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Garden City is a town in Blount and Cullman Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. At the 2000 census the population was 564. In spite of its name, Garden City is not a city (50,000+ in population), but merely a village. It has been granted the "town" form of local government by the Alabama Legislature.


Garden City is located at 34°0'33.160" North, 86°44'53.372" West (34.009211, -86.748159)[1]. In spite of its name, Garden City is not a real city (50,000+ in population), but rather it is merely a village. Garden City has been granted the "town" form of local government by the Alabama Legislature. (The Alabama state government is a quite-centralized one under the present state constitution.)

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 564 people, 238 households, and 162 families residing in the town. The population density was 247.1 people per square mile (95.5/km²). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 111.7/sq mi (43.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.29% White, 0.53% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 238 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,000, and the median income for a family was $37,031. Males had a median income of $25,583 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,793. About 7.4% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 34°00′33″N 86°44′53″W / 34.009211°N 86.748159°W / 34.009211; -86.748159

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