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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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Quick Facts About Gadsden


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Gadsden is 8.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gadsden jobs have Increased by 0.18 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Gadsden's cost of living is 20.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Gadsden's population is 36,888 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.03 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Gadsden is $70,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Gadsden public schools spend $8,507 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Gadsden.

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