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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Gadsden is 33,769. Gadsden, Alabama is the 1,175th largest city in the US.
Gadsden is located entirely in Etowah County.
The peak population of Gadsden was in 1990, when its population was 43,498. In 1990, Gadsden was the 616th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,175th largest city in the US. Gadsden is currently 22.4% smaller than it was in 1990.
Gadsden has shrunk 13.1% since the year 2000. Gadsden, Alabama's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Gadsden has a population density of 991.8 people per square mile.
|1170||Cooper City, Florida||33,972||19.5%|
|1172||Walla Walla, Washington||33,927||11.1%|
|1179||Deer Park, Texas||33,676||17.8%|
|1180||Harker Heights, Texas||33,560||89.7%|
The total voting age population of Gadsden, Alabama, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 27,154. The voting age population is 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 18.0% of the residents of Gadsden are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Gadsden are 57.5% White, 36.8% Black, 2.1% Other, 1.7% Two or more races, 1.0% Asian and 0.9% American Indian. Additionally, 7.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Gadsden, 27.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 47.7%. On a per-household basis, 22.7% of families are below the poverty line in Gadsden.
Among those aged 16 and older, 52.4% of Gadsden residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 79.6% of Gadsden residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 15.1% have a bachelor's degree and 6.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Gadsden residents aged 5 and older, 6.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.8% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Gadsden is 7.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Gadsden, 12.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Gadsden is $32,642.
In Gadsden, 58.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 41.4% of housing units in Gadsden.
Of all the housing units in Gadsden, 16.7% of them were build before 1940.
In Gadsden, 4.0% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 720 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Gadsden is $645.
In Gadsden, 71.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.