|Population||4,802 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||851 /km2 (2,205 /sq mi)|
|Area||5.65 km2 (2.18 sq mi)|
|Elevation||375 m (1,230 ft)|
|• Highest||561 m - Chörnlisberg|
|• Lowest||330 m - Confluence of Aar and Limmat|
|Surrounded by||Baden, Birmenstorf, Brugg, Turgi, Untersiggenthal, Windisch|
Gebenstorf has an area, as of 2006[update], of 5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi). Of this area, 29% is used for agricultural purposes, while 41.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 24.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (5%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).
The municipality is located in the Baden district, at the confluence of the Reuss and Limmat rivers into the Aare river. It consists of the villages of Gebenstorf and Vogelsang and the hamlets of Reuss, Petersberg and Schwabenberg. In 1884, the village of Wil and the factory center of Turgi separated from Gebenstorf to form an independent municipality.
Coat of arms
Gebenstorf has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 4,802. As of 2008[update], 26.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 5.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (83.3%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.8%) and Albanian being third ( 2.3%).
The age distribution, as of 2008[update], in Gebenstorf is; 409 children or 8.9% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 510 teenagers or 11.1% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 651 people or 14.1% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 637 people or 13.8% are between 30 and 39, 759 people or 16.5% are between 40 and 49, and 700 people or 15.2% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 502 people or 10.9% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 308 people or 6.7% are between 70 and 79, there are 122 people or 2.6% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 13 people or 0.3% who are 90 and older.
As of 2000[update], there were 176 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 885 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 628 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.42 individuals. In 2008[update] there were 698 single family homes (or 33.3% of the total) out of a total of 2,093 homes and apartments.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Gebenstorf about 72.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year[update]), there are 284 students attending primary school, there are 138 students attending secondary school in the municipality.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- ^a not including Turgi and Wil
As of 2007[update], Gebenstorf had an unemployment rate of 2.53%. As of 2005[update], there were 54 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 16 businesses involved in this sector. 229 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 48 businesses in this sector. 611 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 116 businesses in this sector.
As of 2000[update] there were 2,281 total workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 1,904 or about 83.5% of the residents worked outside Gebenstorf while 415 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 792 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.
From the 2000 census[update], 1,700 or 40.7% are Roman Catholic, while 1,430 or 34.2% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 5 individuals (or about 0.12% of the population) who belong to the Christian Catholic faith.
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