35901 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

Related Place Profiles:
Gadsden, AL

ZIP Code 35901: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gadsden, AL 35901

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • 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).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1,141
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 8,585
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 671
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,914

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: April 1, 2024, Maps updated: May 1, 2024.


Gadsden, AL 35901 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 19,014 (100%)
Population in Households 18,293 (96.2%)
Population in Families 14,405 (75.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 721 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 307
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $42,121
Average Household Income $59,611
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $25,932
Wealth Index5 50
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (44.1)


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,152 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,695 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,414 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $182,389
Average Home Value $204,333
Housing Affordability Index3 101


Total Households 7,847
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,730
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.28% 0.00%
Households 0.12% 0.11%
Families   0.02%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
Owner Occupied HU   0.33%

Gadsden, AL 35901 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35901 to the other 608 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 81 87th
Population Density # 138 77th
Median Household Income # 445 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 71 12th
Per Capita Income # 440 28th
Diversity Index # 60 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.

Popular Places Near ZIP Code 35901

Use HTL Address Research for a Alabama Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2023, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Alabama July 1, 2023 Data
Highest or Lowest:

More Tools and Resources:

  1. For information about schools and school attendance zones, use the HTL Address Tool
  2. Our new HTL Neighborhood Explorer provides lots of detail about any neighborhood.
  3. The new 2-Minute Introduction and Concise Guide to Big Data which will help you make the most effective use of HomeTownLocator Tools.
  4. See the References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.