Gadsden, AL 35905 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 35905: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gadsden, AL 35905

Acceptable Alternative
Glencoe, AL 35905

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 166
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,806
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Etowah County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.955, Longitude -85.903
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 35905 has segments in 2 Counties (Calhoun, Etowah).

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Gadsden, AL 35905 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,267
Population in Households 6,225
Population in Familes 5,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 148
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,545
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,795
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,074 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 471 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $119,413
Average Home Value $152,097


Median Household Income $47,040
Average Household Income $59,179
Per Capita Income $24,158
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.11%
Households -0.09% -0.11%
Families -0.25% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gadsden, AL 35905 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35905 to the other 616 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 250 60th
Population Density1 # 202 67th
Diversity Index2 # 581 6th
Median Household Income # 146 76th
Per Capita Income # 138 78th

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