Gadsden, Alabama 

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Population

34,816

-3.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.8%

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Best Places to Live in Gadsden, Alabama

Small industrial town - Northeast Alabama, between Birmingham and Chattanooga, Tennessee. May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Gadsden, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Gadsden, AL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Etowah County
Metro Area: Gadsden Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
City: Gadsden
Zip Codes: 35901 35903 35904
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 624 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Gadsden is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gadsden jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Gadsden's cost of living is 27.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Gadsden's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Etowah county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 74.4% to 24.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Gadsden's population is 34,816 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 3.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Gadsden is Real Estate: $68,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.9%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Gadsden

It's a good time to buy in Gadsden. Home Appreciation is up 10.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Gadsden is $68,000.

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Gadsden Economy - 2/1/2008
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Gadsden - 3/20/2007
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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35901 35903 35904

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