Gadsden, Alabama

Population 36,760

Gadsden is located in Etowah County, AL. The population is 36,760, making Gadsden the largest city in Etowah County.

There are 18 public schools in Gadsden with an average Homefacts rating of C. The total crime rate for Gadsden is high , and there are 191 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Gadsden is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Gadsden property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Gadsden include Reece City, Tidmore Bend and Ridgeville.

Gadsden Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 22.2%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 63%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.8%

Crime Rate

69.85% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 645
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 177
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 7
  • Larceny Theft: 5

Registered Offenders

62.86% Higher than national avg.
  • 191 offenders in Gadsden
  • 51.96 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

170 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 15
  • Superfunds: 12
  • Tanks & Spills: 143


Moderate 3.5%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 2.5%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

18 Public Schools view public schools

There are 18 K-12 public schools in Gadsden, AL and 5 private schools. Homefacts rates Gadsden's schools as Average, with an overall C rating.

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Crime view details

191 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$164,900 compared to December 2018
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

11 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Gadsden, AL issued 11 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Gadsden, AL issued 12 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $541
  • 1 Bedroom: $568
  • 2 Bedrooms: $720
  • 3 Bedrooms: $925
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,064

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Environmental Hazards

170 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1221/1326)
    Gadsden, AL has 92.08% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Gadsden, AL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.01 Average
    Gadsden, AL is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 41.9°
  • February 42.15°
  • March 50.93°
  • April 59.8°
  • May 66.45°
  • June 74.76°
  • July 80.23°
  • August 76.93°
  • September 69.17°
  • October 57.83°
  • November 49.37°
  • December 41.68°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Gadsden, AL

Gadsden, AL has a low risk of earthquakes.
Gadsden, AL has no risk of hurricanes.
Gadsden, AL has a high risk of hail storms.
Gadsden, AL has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Gadsden, AL: $30,496


Unemployment in Gadsden is 3.5%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 2.5% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 54.45%
White Collar - 45.55%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Robert Bentley
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby

City Representatives

  • Robert Aderholt

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

38 FCC Towers view all

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