Gadsden, AL 35901 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 35901: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gadsden, AL 35901

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,098
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,612
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 632
  • County: Etowah County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.008, Longitude -85.944
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 35901 has segments in 2 Counties (Cherokee, Etowah).

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Gadsden, AL 35901 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,553
Daytime Population: Workers 12,341
Daytime Population: Residents 11,557
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,898
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 18,266
Population in Familes 14,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,287
Population Density2 322
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $35,460
Average Household Income $59,698
Per Capita Income $24,980


Total Housing Units 9,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,800 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,034 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,406 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $121,138
Average Home Value $179,479


Total Households 7,834
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,816
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.27% -0.24%
Households -0.32% -0.26%
Families -0.53% -0.41%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Gadsden, AL 35901 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35901 to the other 614 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 89th
Population Density # 134 78th
Diversity Index # 66 89th
Median Household Income # 438 29th
Per Capita Income # 143 77th

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