Gadsden, AL Demographic Data

Gadsden, AL Summary

Gadsden is located in Etowah County in Alabama
  • Population: 36,760
  • Area: 38.29 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 37.16 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 1.13 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 959.96 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 573.82 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Gadsden, AL Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
19,129
53%
50.8
Male
17,326
48%
49.2
Total Population
36,455
 
321,419,000

Gadsden, AL Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
2,482
6.8% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
2,193
6.0% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
2,189
6.0% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
2,196
6.0% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
2,737
7.5% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
4,544
12.5% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
4,380
12.0% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
4,642
12.7% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
2,787
7.6% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
2,203
6.0% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
3,152
8.6% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
1,972
5.4% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
978
2.7% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
28,262
77.5%
77.1
Female
15,317
54.2%
51.4
Male
12,945
45.8%
48.6
21 Years and over
26,824
73.6%
72.9
62 Years and over
7,350
20.2%
18.3
65 Years and over
6,102
16.7%
14.9
Female
3,712
60.8%
55.9
Male
2,390
39.2%
44.1
Median Age (years)
40
NR
NR

Gadsden, AL Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
35,619
97.7% 
96.9
White
21,568
59.2% 
73.1
Black or African American
13,098
35.9% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
113
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
348
1.0% 
5.4
Asian Indian
69
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
203
0.6% 
1.3
Filipino
22
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
0
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
11
0.0% 
0.5
Vietnamese
14
0.0% 
0.5
Other Asian
29
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
0
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
0
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
492
1.3% 
4.8
Two or More Races
836
2.3% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
2,138
5.9% 
17.6
Mexican
1,088
3.0% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
26
0.1% 
1.7
Cuban
14
0.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
1,010
2.8% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
34,317
94.1% 
82.4

Gadsden, AL Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
2,166
8.8% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
3,185
12.9% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
7,644
31.0% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
6,324
25.6% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
1,681
6.8% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
2,370
9.6% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
1,288
5.2% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
5,351
21.7%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
19,307
78.2%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
3,658
14.8%
30.6

Gadsden, AL Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
9,783
33.1%
33.5%
Now Married
11,359
38.4%
47.5
Divorced
4,616
15.6%
11.0%
Separated
972
3.3%
2.1
Widowed
2,861
9.7
5.8%

Gadsden, AL Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
31,949
94.0%
78.5%
Languages other than english
2,024
6.0%
21.5%
Spanish
1,503
4.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
199
0.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
270
0.8%
3.5%
Other Languages
52
0.2%
1.0%

Gadsden, AL Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
1,954
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
1,368
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
3,039
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
1,856
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
1,840
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
2,222
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
863
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
894
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
144
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
199
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
29,136
 
55,775
Per capita income
18,090
 
29,979

Gadsden, AL Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
35
0.3%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,811
13.4%
9.8
Construction
647
4.8%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
3,308
24.5%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
513
3.8%
6.5
Information
244
1.8%
2.1
Manufacturing
2,684
19.9%
10.3
Other services except public administration
600
4.4%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
661
4.9%
11.3
Public administration
797
5.9%
4.6
Retail trade
1,252
9.3%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
565
4.2%
5.1
Wholesale trade
380
2.8%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
1,202
8.9%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
3,671
27.2%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
3,020
22.4%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
2,583
19.1%
23.6%
Service occupations
3,021
22.4%
18.0%

Gadsden, AL Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
13,203
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
11,069
83.8%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
1,453
11.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
80
0.6%
5.2
Walked
141
1.1%
2.8
Other means
97
0.7%
1.8
Worked at home
363
2.7%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
19.0
 
26.0

Gadsden, AL Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
1,662
11.6%
8.9
1 vehicles
5,778
40.2%
33.5
2 vehicles
4,557
31.7%
37.2
3 or more
2,382
16.6%
20.3

Gadsden, AL Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
14,379
80.2%
87.7
Owner Occupied
8,566
59.6%
63.0
Renter Occupied
5,813
40.4%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
3,556
19.8%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
4
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Gadsden, AL Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
17,935
1 room
30
0.2%
2.3
2 rooms
449
2.5%
2.5
3 rooms
1,171
6.5%
9.0
4 rooms
2,960
16.5%
16.6
5 rooms
4,062
22.6%
20.0
6 rooms
4,094
22.8%
17.9
7 rooms
2,104
11.7%
12.1
8 rooms
1,562
8.7%
8.5
9 rooms or more
1,503
8.4%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Gadsden, AL Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
17,935
 
 
1-unit, detached
13,858
77.3%
61.4
1-unit, attached
122
0.7%
5.8
2-units
849
4.7%
3.7
3 or 4 units
779
4.3%
4.5
5 to 9 units
904
5.0%
4.8
10 to 19 units
394
2.2%
4.6
20 or more units
555
3.1%
8.8
Mobile home
474
2.6%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Gadsden, AL Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
3,626
20.2%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
3,118
17.4%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
3,400
19.0%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
2,832
15.8%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
2,505
14.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
1,052
5.9%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
776
4.3%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
496
2.8%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
130
0.7%
2.5%
2014 or later
0
0.0%
0.5%

Gadsden, AL Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
8,545
59.4%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
153
1.1%
4.7
Electricity
5,559
38.7%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
7
0.0%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
64
0.4%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
0
0.0%
0.5
No fuel used
51
0.4%
1.2

Gadsden, AL Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
4,287
 
47140700.0
$2,500 to $2,999
18
0.4%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
85
2.0%
9.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
123
2.9%
11.8%
Less than $500
305
7.1%
1.5%
$1,500 to 1,999
407
9.5%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
1,196
27.9%
29.2%
$500 to $999
2,153
50.2%
20.5%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
2,007
47.1%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
564
13.2%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
318
7.5%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
298
7.0%
7.3%
35.0% or more
1,076
25.2%
22.3%
Not Computed
24
NR
NR

Gadsden, AL Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
5,385 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
0
0.0%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
0
0.0%
1.5%
$1,500 to $1,999
0
0.0%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
4
0.1%
4.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
305
5.7%
27.9%
Less than $500
1,938
36.0%
11.0%
$500 to $999
3,138
58.3%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
428
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
588
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
682
13.0%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
469
8.9%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
563
10.7%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
759
14.5%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
488
9.3%
9.2%
35.0% or more
2,280
43.5%
41.4%
Not Computed
572
NR
NR

Gadsden, AL Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
8,566
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
2,930
34.2%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
2,802
32.7%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
1,233
14.4%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
690
8.1%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
482
5.6%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
257
3.0%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
123
1.4%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
49
0.6%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
71,200
 
194,500
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