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0.6% decline
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4.67% growth
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2.39% growth
Median Property Value
2.11% growth

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The economy of Gadsden, AL employs 13,819 people. The economy of Gadsden, AL is specialized in Manufacturing; Utilities; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.2; 1.79; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Gadsden, AL are Manufacturing (2,939), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,322), and Accommodation & Food Service (1,547), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,167), Educational Services ($38,013), and Finance & Insurance ($32,398).

Median household income in Gadsden, AL is $30,496. Males in Gadsden, AL have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,287. The income inequality of Gadsden, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.429 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Gadsden, AL. In Etowah County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,889. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Gadsden, AL is from the county of Etowah County, AL.

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Gadsden, AL is home to a population of 36,235 people, from which 96.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Gadsden, AL is composed of 20,257 White residents (55.9%), 12,680 Black residents (35%), 2,286 Hispanic residents (6.31%), 630 Two+ residents (1.74%), and 254 Asian residents (0.7%). The most common foreign languages in Gadsden, AL are Spanish (1,503 speakers), Chinese (203 speakers), and Gujarati (56 speakers), but compared to other places, Gadsden, AL has a relative high number of Other (27 speakers), Gujarati (56 speakers), and Thai (11 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Gadsden, AL awarded 1,537 degrees. The student population of Gadsden, AL is skewed away from females, with 896 male students and 641 female students. Most students in Gadsden, AL are White (1,121 and 72.9%), followed by Black or African American (267 and 17.4%), Unknown (43 and 2.8%), and Two or more races (36 and 2.34%). The largest universities in Gadsden, AL by number of graduates are Gadsden State Community College (1,537 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Gadsden, AL are General Studies (215 and 14%), Registered Nursing (128 and 8.33%), and Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (54 and 3.51%). The median tuition costs in Gadsden, AL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gadsden, AL is $72,700, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $71,200 to $72,700, a 2.11% increase. The homeownership rate of Gadsden, AL is 58.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Gadsden, AL have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gadsden, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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