Gadsden, AL

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2022 Population
33,881
1.27% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
1.98% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
25.1%
7.72% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$39,696
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$96,900
18.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
13,874
0.711% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gadsden, AL had a population of 33.9k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $39,696. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gadsden, AL declined from 34,317 to 33,881, a −1.27% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,776 to $39,696, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gadsden, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37%), Other (Hispanic) (4.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.59%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.44%).

None of the households in Gadsden, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Gadsden, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gadsden, AL are Gadsden State Community College (1,522 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Gadsden, AL was $96,900, and the homeownership rate was 55.5%.

Most people in Gadsden, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Gadsden, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gadsden, AL is home to a population of 33.9k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.28% of Gadsden, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.11k people).

In 2022, there were 1.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Gadsden, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.38k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Gadsden, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gadsden, AL was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gadsden, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.1k ± 711
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 693
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.38k ± 379
8.47%
Hispanic Population
2.87k people

In 2022, there were 1.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Gadsden, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.38k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.47% of the people in Gadsden, AL are hispanic (2.87k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Gadsden, AL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.28%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.11k people
3.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.14k people

As of 2022, 3.28% of Gadsden, AL residents (1.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gadsden, AL was 3.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    520 ± 165
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    345 ± 139
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    289 ± 134

Gadsden, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gadsden, AL employs 13.9k people. The largest industries in Gadsden, AL are Manufacturing (3,008 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,245 people), and Retail Trade (1,783 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($113,088), Utilities ($96,422), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,791).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.9k
2022 Value
± 963
0.711%
1 Year growth
± 9.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gadsden, AL grew at a rate of 0.711%, from 13.8k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gadsden, AL, are Production Occupations (2,116 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,377 people), and Material Moving Occupations (1,271 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gadsden, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.9k
2022 Value
± 963
0.711%
1 Year growth
± 9.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gadsden, AL grew at a rate of 0.711%, from 13.8k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gadsden, AL, are Manufacturing (3,008 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,245 people), and Retail Trade (1,783 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gadsden, AL, though some of these residents may live in Gadsden, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,348
Median earning men ± $4,237
$24,879
Median earning women ± $2,735

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($114,412), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,525), and Public Administration ($49,200).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($47,292), Public Administration ($46,071), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,298).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Gadsden, AL awarded 1,522 degrees. The student population of Gadsden, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,664 male students and 2,688 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gadsden, AL are White (1,083 and 71.8%), followed by Black or African American (255 and 16.9%), Hispanic or Latino (78 and 5.17%), and Two or More Races (49 and 3.25%).

The largest universities in Gadsden, AL by number of degrees awarded are Gadsden State Community College (1,522 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gadsden, AL are Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (373 and 24.5%), General Studies (206 and 13.5%), and Welding Technology (88 and 5.78%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,352 students enrolled in Gadsden, AL, 38.2% men and 61.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,988 records, of which 59.8% were women and 40.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 206 degrees awarded
  2. 87 degrees awarded
  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Gadsden, AL was General Studies with 206 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Gadsden, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,522 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gadsden State Community College with 1,522 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 850 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gadsden, AL, which is 1.26 times more than the 672 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,083 degrees mean that there were 4.25 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 255 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,312) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gadsden, AL was $96,900 in 2022, which is 0.344 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $81,600 to $96,900, a 18.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Gadsden, AL is 55.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gadsden, AL have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gadsden, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gadsden, AL is $39,696. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Gadsden, AL was Census Tract 106.01 with a value of $83,125, followed by Census Tract 104.02 and Census Tract 11, with respective values of $82,277 and $73,250.

Property

$96,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,790
$7,228
Median Property Taxes
±$571

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gadsden, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Gadsden, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.5% of the housing units in Gadsden, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106.01
  2. Census Tract 104.02
  3. Census Tract 11

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gadsden, AL was Census Tract 106.01 with a value of $83,125, followed by Census Tract 104.02 and Census Tract 11, with respective values of $82,277 and $73,250.

The following map shows all of the places in Gadsden, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$39,696
Median Household Income
± $2,004
13k
Number of Households
± 816

In 2022, the median household income of the 13k households in Gadsden, AL grew to $39,696 from the previous year's value of $35,776.

The following chart displays the households in Gadsden, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gadsden, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.68%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.26%)

In 2022, 84.7% of workers in Gadsden, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.68%) and those who worked at home (2.26%).

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gadsden, AL have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Gadsden, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gadsden, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gadsden, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gadsden, AL (8.25k out of 32.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gadsden, AL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

81.8% of the population of Gadsden, AL has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 22.5% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Etowah County, AL see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.44% decrease from the previous year (1250 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1969 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 758 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Etowah County, AL

Primary care physicians in Etowah County, AL see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 1.44% decrease from the previous year (1,250 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Etowah County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.2%
Uninsured
32.3%
Employer Coverage
22.5%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gadsden, AL grew by 0.445% from 18.1% to 18.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gadsden, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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