Gadsden Etowah County, Alabama

Gadsden: City in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. state of Alabama

About

Gadsden is a city located in the county of Etowah in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its population at the 2010 census was 36,856. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 34,816 inhabitants.

The city was created 146 years ago in 1875.

Gadsden Quick Facts

Population : 34,816 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Alabama (United States)
County : Etowah County
Postal code : 35901
Phone Area Codes : 256
Water as percent of area : 2.96%
Land as percent of area : 97.04%
Named for : James Gadsden
Altitude : 541 feet / 165 meters
Capital city : Gadsden is capital of Etowah County
Establishment : January 01, 1876 (146 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 20:35:56 (27th May 2022)
Population growth : -5.86% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Gadsden is located at 34°0'52"N 86°0'23"W (34.0143400, -86.0063900).

Gadsden map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Gadsden decreased by 5.86% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 38,978 - census
2010 36,856 -5.76% census
2011 36,803 -0.14% estimation process
2012 36,635 -0.46% estimation process
2013 36,388 -0.68% estimation process
2014 36,124 -0.73% estimation process
2015 35,875 -0.69% estimation process
2016 35,691 -0.52% estimation process
2017 35,560 -0.37% estimation process
2018 35,255 -0.87% estimation process
2019 35,000 -0.73% estimation process
2020 34,816 -0.53% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 35,000
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 36,964
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -5.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 33,945
April 1, 2010 Population : 36,856
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.6%
People over 65 (%) : 18.0%
Female persons, % : 51.2%
White only, percent : 57.5%
Black or African American alone, percent : 36.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.9%
Asians alone % : 1.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.7%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 7.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 54.3%
2015-2019 Veterans : 2,367
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 4.7%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 58.6%

Gadsden zip code is 35901. County name: Etowah, County fips: 01055

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 58.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $73,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $936
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $324
2015-2019 median gross rent : $645
2015-2019 Households : 13,766
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.51
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 80.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 80.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 71.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 79.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 17.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 19.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 48.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 101,293
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 607,424
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,058,241
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 731,159
2012 total retail sales per capita : $19,937
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $32,642
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $21,312
Percentage of people living in poverty : 27.1%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 3,388
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,768
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,288
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 855
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,307
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 456
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,592
2010 population per square mile : 991.8
2010 land area in square miles : 37.16
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 58.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $73,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $936
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $324
2015-2019 median gross rent : $645
2015-2019 Households : 13,766
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.51
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 80.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 80.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 71.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 79.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 17.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 19.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 48.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 101,293
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 607,424
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,058,241
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 731,159
2012 total retail sales per capita : $19,937
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $32,642
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $21,312
Percentage of people living in poverty : 27.1%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 3,388
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,768
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,288
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 855
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,307
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 456
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,592
2010 population per square mile : 991.8
2010 land area in square miles : 37.16

Best Things to Do in Gadsden

1 Noccalula Falls Park & Campground

Rating: 4.7 (3247)

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Noccalula Falls Park & Campground

2 Noccalula Falls

Rating: 4.8 (819)

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Noccalula Falls

3 Gadsden Kiwanis Park

Rating: 4.6 (531)

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Gadsden Kiwanis Park

4 Imagination Place

Rating: 4.5 (230)

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Imagination Place

5 Hastings Park

Rating: 4.1 (80)

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Hastings Park

Where ot Eat in Gadsden

1 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Rating: 4.1 (2485)

101 Taylor Dr, Gadsden, AL 35904, United States ➦ Show Map

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

2 Red Lobster

Rating: 4.3 (1634)

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Red Lobster

3 LongHorn Steakhouse

Rating: 4.3 (1604)

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LongHorn Steakhouse

4 Applebee's Grill + Bar

Rating: 4 (1443)

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Applebee's Grill + Bar

5 Shoney's

Rating: 4 (1362)

202 E Meighan Blvd, Gadsden, AL 35903, United States ➦ Show Map

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Shoney's

Where to Stay in Gadsden

1 River Rocks Landing

Rating: 4.5 (497)

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River Rocks Landing

2 Super 8 by Wyndham Gadsden AL

Rating: 3.5 (246)

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Super 8 by Wyndham Gadsden AL

3 Red Roof Inn Gadsden

Rating: 3.7 (170)

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Red Roof Inn Gadsden

4 Coosa River Ministries

Rating: 3.5 (2)

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Other Places in Gadsden

1 Gadsden City Hall

Rating: 4 (2)

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Gadsden City Hall

2 Gadsden Softball Complex

Rating: 4 (1)

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3 Gadsden City Council Office

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People born in Gadsden (73)

People born in Gadsden, including operatic tenor Jean Cox, rapper Yelawolf, actress Beth Grant, .

List

  • James Allen (Democratic U.S. Senator (1912-1978)) he was born in 28/12/1912
  • Jim Guthrie (American racing driver) he was born in 13/09/1961
  • Sunny Mabrey (American actress, model and comedian) she was born in 28/11/1975
  • Jerry McCain (American electric blues musician) he was born in 18/06/1930
  • Charles Clyde Ebbets (American photographer) he was born in 18/08/1905
  • Derrick Allen (American basketball player) he was born in 17/07/1980
  • Pat Swindall (American politician (1950-2018)) he was born in 18/10/1950
  • Rex Griffin (American singer-songwriter, musician, singer and songwriter) he was born in 12/08/1912
  • Bassett Maguire (U.S. botanist (1904–1991)) he was born in 04/08/1904
  • Mathew Knowles (American music executive, businessman, record producer, and manager) he was born in 09/01/1952
  • Jason Smoots (American sprinter) he was born in 13/07/1980
  • Marion Blakey (American government official) she was born in 26/03/1948
  • Phillip Alford (American actor) he was born in 11/09/1948
  • James Hood (Civil right activist) he was born in 10/11/1942
  • Cadillac Williams (American football player, Running backs coach for Birmingham Iron) he was born in 21/04/1982
  • Dave Bustion (American basketball player) he was born in 30/08/1949
  • Dre Kirkpatrick (American football defensive back) he was born in 26/10/1989
  • Michael Boley (American football player) he was born in 24/08/1982

Schools in Gadsden

College & universities near Gadsden, AL

Code Name City ZIP
101240 Gadsden State Community College Gadsden (AL) 35903

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Gadsden, AL

Code Name Address Type
ATN Anniston 126 West 4th St RAIL
BHM Birmingham 1819 Morris Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Gadsden

Post Office Name City ZIP
Gadsden Post Office Gadsden (AL) 35901

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Gadsden , Tennessee human settlement in Crockett County, Tennessee, United States of America with a population of 468 people.

Other cities in Etowah County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Etowah County , AL.

City Name Population Title
Rainbow City 9,611 City in Alabama, United States
Southside 9,046 City in Alabama, United States
Attalla 5,832 City in Etowah County, Alabama, USA
Glencoe 5,080 City in Alabama, USA
Hokes Bluff 4,240 City in Etowah County, Alabama, United States
Sardis City 1,776 Human settlement
Altoona 915 Town in Etowah County, Alabama, USA
Walnut Grove 692 Human settlement in Etowah County, Alabama, United States of America
Reece City 624 Town in Etowah County, Alabama, United States
Anderson 268 Town in Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
Lester 134 Town

Distance to Other Cities

Gadsden distances to largest Alabama cities