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Pros

-Cost of living
-Attractive setting
-Nearby water recreation

Cons

-Economy and jobs
-Entertainment
-Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Gadsden Metro Area


Gadsden is historically one of the state’s largest industrial centers, producing steel, rubber, fabricated metal and electronic equipment in an almost early 20th century company-town environment. The steel and rubber factories, led by Goodyear and Republic Steel, mostly went away in the 1980’s, leaving a fairly gritty and impoverished industrial landscape. The city worked hard through the 1990’s to reverse the tide with redevelopment investments with some success, but today Gadsden is still a mixed bag with unemployment, crime and education issues.

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Small industrial town - Northeast Alabama, between Birmingham and Chattanooga, Tennessee See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Etowah County
Metro Area: Gadsden Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Gadsden
Zip Codes: 35901, 35903, ... 3 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 624 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Gadsden


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Gadsden is 7.60 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Gadsden jobs have Decreased by 0.20 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Gadsden's cost of living is 23.80% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Gadsden's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Gadsden's population is 36,084 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -15.14 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Gadsden is $69,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.52%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Gadsden public schools spend $8,859 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Gadsden. Learn more...

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  2/1/2008
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I was born here but lived in two other counties in Alabama. We moved to Gadsden area when I was 8. This place has it's advantages and drawbacks. It is said to be the... (Read More)

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