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The City of Gadsden had a population of 35,850 as of July 1, 2017. Gadsden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gadsden is located at latitude 34.0096 and longitude -86.0156 in Etowah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gadsden (see map below) encompass a land area of 37.26 sq. miles and a water area of 1.13 sq. miles. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 548 feet.

The City of Gadsden (GNIS ID: 2403673) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gadsden is located within Gadsden Division of Etowah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gadsden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gadsden: Double Springs, Queen City of the Coosa.

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


Total Population 35,850
Daytime Population: Workers 22,730
Daytime Population: Residents 22,424
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,154
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 34,183
Population in Familes 26,389
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,667
Population Density2 962
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $29,544
Average Household Income $46,111
Per Capita Income $19,740


Total Housing Units 17,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,374 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,328 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,132 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $75,807
Average Home Value $109,370


Total Households 14,702
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 8,707
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 -0.38% -0.34%
Households -0.43% -0.35%
Families -0.73% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Gadsden, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gadsden to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 14 98th
Population Density # 47 92nd
Diversity Index # 22 96th
Median Household Income # 512 12th
Per Capita Income # 365 37th

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