Gadsden, AL Population

By | July 14, 2019

Population: 38,978. Estimated population in July 2020: 37,405 (-4.0% change)
Males: 17,934 (46.0%), Females: 21,044 (54.0%)

Etowah County

Zip codes: 35901, 35903, 35904, 35905, 35907.

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $24,823
Median house value: $50,000

Races in Gadsden:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.6%)
  • Black (34.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (19.2%), Irish (6.7%), English (6.6%), German (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), Scottish (1.3%).

Elevation: 554 feet

Land area: 36.0 square miles

Map of Gadsden, AL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gadsden

  • High school or higher: 70.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gadsden city

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

2.6% Foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -4,470 (-10.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Gadsden:

  • GADSDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1007 GOODYEAR AVENUE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (801 GOODYEAR AVENUE)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL (3201 SCENIC HIGHWAY)
  • RIVERVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (600 SOUTH THIRD STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gadsden:

  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 31 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; Abbreviation: ASN)
  • ANNISTON METROPOLITAN (about 32 miles; ANNISTON, AL; Abbreviation: ANB)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 61 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Abbreviation: BHM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Gadsden:

  • GADSDEN MUNI (about 6 miles; GADSDEN, AL; Abbreviation: GAD)
  • THE ALBERTVILLE MUNI-THOMAS J BRUMLIK FLD (about 22 miles; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Abbreviation: 8A0)
  • MCMINN (about 24 miles; WEAVER, AL; Abbreviation: 25A)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Gadsden:

  • GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,360; Location: 1001 GEORGE WALLACE DR; Public; Website: www.gadsdenst.cc.al.us)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gadsden:

  • JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 6,418)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,279)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 56 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; NORMAL, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,886)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,106)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 67 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,795)
  • SOUTHERN UNION STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; WADLEY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,925)

Schools

Public high schools in Gadsden:

  • SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 710; Location: 2150 HIGHWAY 77; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GADSDEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 593; Location: 607 S 12TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EMMA SANSOM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 502; Location: 2210 W MEIGHAN BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LITCHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 1109 HOKE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • JK WEAVER TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 1515 CAMPBELL AVE; Grades: 10 – 12)

Private high school in Gadsden:

  • COOSA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: 771 WHITES CHAPEL RD.; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Gadsden:

  • GASTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 640; Location: 4550 US HIGHWAY 411; Grades: KG – 12)
  • DISQUE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 513; Location: 612 TRACY ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GENERAL FORREST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 443; Location: 2000 W MEIGHAN BLVD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • OSCAR W ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 417; Location: 919 RALEY ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EURA BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 1231 ALCOTT RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 1501 NOCCALULA RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • GEORGE W FLOYD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 331; Location: 601 BLACK CREEK RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CORY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 715 RALEY ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • STRIPLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 600 CLEVELAND AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WALNUT PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 3200 WALNUT ST; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Gadsden:

  • EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 156 SOUTH 9TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 700 ALBERT RAINS BLVD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • GADSDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 1911 SOUTH 11TH STREET; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Gadsden:

  • GADSDEN-ETOWAH CO. PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,128,570; Location: 254 COLLEGE STREET; 197,757 books; 6,041 audio materials; 4,403 video materials; 155 serial subscriptions)