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Pros

-Cost of living
-Attractive setting
-Nearby water recreation

Cons

-Economy and jobs
-Entertainment
-Low educational attainment


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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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    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Gadsden's cost of living is 23.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Gadsden's population is 36,084 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -15.14 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Gadsden is $69,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.52 percent.
    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.

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  2/1/2008
Gadsden Economy

Although employment numbers are relatively high, underemployment is a chronic...

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  3/20/2007
Gadsden

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...

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