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Population (year 2000): 38,978. Estimated population in July 2005: 37,405 (-4.0% change)
Males: 17,934 (46.0%), Females: 21,044 (54.0%)

Etowah County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $24,823 (year 2000)
Median house value: $50,000 (year 2000)

Gadsden, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Gadsden:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.6%)
  • Black (34.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (19.2%), Irish (6.7%), English (6.6%), German (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), Scottish (1.3%).Alabama

Elevation: 554 feet

Land area: 36.0 square miles

Gadsden,

For population 25 years and over in Gadsden

  • High school or higher: 70.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gadsden city

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

2.6% Foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -4,470 (-10.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL Huntsville, (63.1 miles pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (64.5 miles pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (553.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: City, AL (4.7 miles Reece City, AL (5.8 miles Rainbow AL (6.1 miles Attalla, AL Glencoe, (6.5 miles Ridgeville, AL (7.2 miles) , AL (7.4 miles Southside, Bluff, AL (10.0 miles Hokes AL (12.7 miles Mountainboro,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 30 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $70,900
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $119,100

Latitude: 34.01 N, Longitude: 86.01 W

Area code: 256

Gadsden, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Manufacturing (21.6%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,233 (+28.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,544 (61.6%)

Crime in Gadsden (2003):
  • 6 murders (15.8 per 100,000)
  • 21 rapes (55.1 per 100,000)
  • 78 robberies (204.8 per 100,000)
  • 580 burglaries (1522.8 per 100,000)
  • 2,312 thefts (6070.3 per 100,000)
  • 263 auto thefts (690.5 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 453.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Crime in Gadsden (2004):
  • 1 murder (2.6 per 100,000)
  • 43 rapes (113.6 per 100,000)
  • 112 robberies (295.8 per 100,000)
  • 203 assaults (536.1 per 100,000)
  • 810 burglaries (2139.2 per 100,000)
  • 2,416 thefts (6380.6 per 100,000)
  • 322 auto thefts (850.4 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 696.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Gadsden, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gadsden,

Gadsden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 188% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the Gadsden city center injured 22 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category 4 tornado 22.2 miles away from the city center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Reggie Bishop - College basketball player (Campbell Fighting Camels), Steve Grissom - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Jun 26, 1963).


Hospitals/medical centers in Gadsden:
  • GADSDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1007 GOODYEAR AVENUE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (801 GOODYEAR AVENUE)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL (3201 SCENIC HIGHWAY)
  • RIVERVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (600 SOUTH THIRD STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Gadsden, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gadsden:
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 31 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; ID: ASN)
  • ANNISTON METROPOLITAN (about 32 miles; ANNISTON, AL; ID: ANB)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 61 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gadsden:
  • GADSDEN MUNI (about 6 miles; GADSDEN, AL; ID: GAD)
  • THE ALBERTVILLE MUNI-THOMAS J BRUMLIK FLD (about 22 miles; ALBERTVILLE, AL; ID: 8A0)
  • MCMINN (about 24 miles; WEAVER, AL; ID: 25A)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 93 $281,875 $36,370 0 $0
Police - Other 30 $62,121 $24,848 13 $6,626
Firefighters 107 $338,539 $37,966 0 $0
Streets and Highways 32 $71,125 $26,671 0 $0
Local Libraries 17 $41,650 $29,400 10 $8,158
Water Supply 59 $186,842 $38,001 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $14,775 $35,460 1 $1,063
Parks and Recreation 29 $62,276 $25,769 64 $53,201
Sewerage 16 $51,704 $38,778 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 58 $120,867 $25,006 17 $21,698
Health 2 $4,380 $26,280 2 $2,396
Airports 1 $3,587 $43,044 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 45 $125,682 $33,515 41 $40,481
Financial Administration 21 $66,174 $37,813 4 $5,257
Other Government Administration 17 $48,179 $34,008 13 $21,937
Judicial and Legal 10 $30,715 $36,858 1 $1,710
Fire - Other 2 $4,168 $25,008 1 $1,196
Totals for Government 544 $1,514,660 $33,411 167 $163,722
College/University in Gadsden:
  • GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,360; Location: 1001 GEORGE WALLACE DR; Public; Website: www.gadsdenst.cc.al.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gadsden:
  • JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 6,418)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 3,279)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 56 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; NORMAL, AL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 67 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,795)
  • SOUTHERN UNION STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; WADLEY, AL; FT enrollment: 2,925)
Public high schools in Gadsden:
  • SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 710; Location: 2150 HIGHWAY 77; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • GADSDEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 593; Location: 607 S 12TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EMMA SANSOM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 502; Location: 2210 W MEIGHAN BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LITCHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 1109 HOKE ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • JK WEAVER TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 1515 CAMPBELL AVE; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Gadsden:
  • COOSA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: 771 WHITES CHAPEL RD.; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Gadsden:
  • GASTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 640; Location: 4550 US HIGHWAY 411; Grades: KG - 12)
  • DISQUE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 513; Location: 612 TRACY ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GENERAL FORREST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 443; Location: 2000 W MEIGHAN BLVD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OSCAR W ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 417; Location: 919 RALEY ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EURA BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 1231 ALCOTT RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 1501 NOCCALULA RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GEORGE W FLOYD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 331; Location: 601 BLACK CREEK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CORY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 715 RALEY ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • STRIPLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 600 CLEVELAND AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WALNUT PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 3200 WALNUT ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Gadsden:
  • EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 156 SOUTH 9TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 700 ALBERT RAINS BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GADSDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 1911 SOUTH 11TH STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Gadsden:
  • GADSDEN-ETOWAH CO. PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,128,570; Location: 254 COLLEGE STREET; 197,757 books; 6,041 audio materials; 4,403 video materials; 155 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Gadsden: Louisville and Nashville Depot (A), Airport Industrial Park (B), Tuckahoe Golf Course (C), East Gadsden Community Center (D), Etowah County Courthouse (E), Austin R Meadows Library (F).

Shopping Centers: Agricola Shopping Center (1), Gadsden Mall Shopping Center (2), Genie Drew Village Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Gadsden include: West End Baptist Church (A), Wayfaring Church of God (B), Bob Locke Mission (C), Kyle Avenue Baptist Church (D), Ward Memorial Presbyterian Church (E), Walnut Park Presbyterian Church (F), Walnut Park Methodist Church (G), Walnut Park Church of Christ (H).

Cemeteries: McCartney Cemetery (1), Forrest Cemetery (2), Beth Israel Cemetery (3), Alabama City Cemetery (4), Tillison Cemetery (5), Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (6), Hughes Cemetery (7).

Reservoirs: Goodyear Lake (A), Clayton Fish Pond (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hughes Spring Branch (A), Town Creek (B), Little Wills Creek (C), Black Creek (D), Big Wills Creek (E), Horton Creek (F).

Parks in Gadsden include: Sequoyah Park (1), Gadsden Kiwanis Park (2), Gadsden Moragne Park (3), Noccalula Park (4), North Gadsden Park (5), Banks Park (6), Central Recreation Area (7).

Post office: (A).  


Gadsden compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Gadsden:
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMGJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: FLOYD L. DONALD BROADCASTING CO. INC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGAD (1350 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHMA (1390 AM; 5 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: CASEY NETWORK, LLC)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Gadsden:
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • W269AN (101.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: JOHN S. LA TOUR/J & J B/C)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGRW (90.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WORD WORKS, INC.)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Gadsden:
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W15AP (Channel 15; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)

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