Gadsden, AL

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Population

103,132

0.223% decline

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$42,064

3.92% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

41,412

0.308% decline

Median Property Value

$105,100

3.14% growth

About

In 2017, Gadsden, AL had a population of 103k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $42,064. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gadsden, AL declined from 103,363 to 103,132, a -0.223% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,478 to $42,064, a 3.92% increase.

The population of Gadsden, AL is 78.3% White Alone, 15.4% Black or African American Alone, and 3.68% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Gadsden, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gadsden, AL are Gadsden State Community College (1,196 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Gadsden, AL is $105,100, and the homeownership rate is 71.9%. Most people in Gadsden, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Gadsden, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Gadsden, AL employs 41.4k people. The largest industries in Gadsden, AL are Manufacturing (7,681 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,497 people), and Retail Trade (4,850 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,028), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,136), and Information ($46,426).

Median household income in Gadsden, AL is $42,064. Males in Gadsden, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Gadsden, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,064

2017 value

± $1,487

3.92%

1 Year Growth

± 4.92%

Households in Gadsden, AL have a median annual income of $42,064, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,478 in 2016, which represents a 3.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,018 ± $10,489

  2. White

    $47,885 ± $1,063

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $45,909 ± $38,465

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gadsden, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gadsden, AL was Shelby County, AL with a value of $73,031, followed by Madison County, AL and Elmore County, AL, with respective values of $62,312 and $60,558.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gadsden, AL (18.2k out of 102k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,127 ± 757

  2. Black

    4,806 ± 454

  3. Hispanic

    1,227 ± 214

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gadsden, AL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

41.4k

2017 Value

± 1,421

-0.308%

1 Year decline

± 4.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gadsden, AL declined at a rate of -0.308%, from 41.5k employees to 41.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gadsden, AL, are Production Occupations (5,064 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,796 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,233 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gadsden, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gadsden, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (5,064 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,796 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,233 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Gadsden, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.11 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.46 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gadsden, AL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,875), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,625), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,325).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.4k

2017 Value

± 1,421

-0.308%

1 Year decline

± 4.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gadsden, AL declined at a rate of -0.308%, from 41.5k employees to 41.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gadsden, AL, are Manufacturing (7,681 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,497 people), and Retail Trade (4,850 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gadsden, AL, though some of these residents may live in Gadsden, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Gadsden, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,681 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,497 people), and Retail Trade (4,850 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Gadsden, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.83 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.31 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gadsden, AL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,028), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,136), and Information ($46,426).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.7B

  2. $28B

  3. $21.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $40.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($21.5B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$243B

2015 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

50.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alabama trade was $243B. This is expected to increase 50.7% to $367B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.3B

  2. $16.7B

  3. $14.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $25.3B, followed by Florida with $16.7B and Tennessee and $14.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.3% of the population of Gadsden, AL has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Gadsden, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Gadsden, AL see 1535 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.1%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,535 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1,535 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1,552 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,641

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,042

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,267

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alabama (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.07%, from $6,996 to $7,281.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.7%

Uninsured

41.2%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gadsden, AL declined by 2.88% from 12.1% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gadsden, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 21.1% prevalence

  2. 20.9% prevalence

  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

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Diversity

Gadsden, AL is home to a population of 103k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.89% of Gadsden, AL residents were born outside of the country (2.98k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gadsden, AL is composed of 80.8k White Alone residents (78.3%), 15.8k Black or African American Alone residents (15.4%), 3.79k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.68%), 1.38k Two or More Races residents (1.33%), 706 Asian Alone residents (0.685%), 503 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.488%), 86 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0834%), and 71 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0688%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gadsden, AL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gadsden, AL was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Gadsden, AL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Gadsden, AL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.98k people

2.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.98k people

As of 2017, 2.89% of Gadsden, AL residents (2.98k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gadsden, AL was 2.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,837 ± 5,560 people

  2. Guatemala

    11,080 ± 2,581 people

  3. India

    9,229 ± 2,356 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Gadsden, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gadsden, AL was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    80.8k ± 103

  2. Black or African American Alone

    15.8k ± 191

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.79k ± 521

In 2017, there were 5.1 times more White Alone residents (80.8k people) in Gadsden, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.8k Black or African American Alone and 3.79k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gadsden, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Gadsden, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Gadsden, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Gadsden, AL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,739 ± 284

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,232 ± 289

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,089 ± 249

Gadsden, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Gadsden, AL awarded 1,196 degrees. The student population of Gadsden, AL is skewed towards women, with 2,083 male students and 3,026 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gadsden, AL are White (878 and 74.9%), followed by Black or African American (195 and 16.6%), Hispanic or Latino (36 and 3.07%), and Two or More Races (24 and 2.05%).

The largest universities in Gadsden, AL by number of degrees awarded are Gadsden State Community College (1,196 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gadsden, AL are Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (241 and 20.2%), General Studies (204 and 17.1%), and Registered Nursing (83 and 6.94%).

The median tuition costs in Gadsden, AL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Gadsden, AL was General Studies with 204 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Gadsden, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,196 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Gadsden, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gadsden State Community College with 1,196 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

669

Degrees Awarded to Men

527

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 669 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gadsden, AL, which is 1.27 times more than the 527 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    878 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    195 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gadsden, AL were to White students. These 878 degrees mean that there were 4.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 195 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gadsden, AL was $105,100 in 2017, which is 0.483 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $101,900 to $105,100, a 3.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Gadsden, AL is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gadsden, AL have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gadsden, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,064

Median Household Income

± $1,487

39.1k

Number of Households

± 1,279

In 2017, the median household income of the 39.1k households in Gadsden, AL grew to $42,064 from the previous year's value of $40,478.

The following chart displays the households in Gadsden, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$105,100

2017 Median

± $3,137

$101,900

2016 Median

± $3,604

In 2017, the median property value in Gadsden, AL grew to to $105,100 from the previous year's value of $101,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gadsden, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gadsden, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gadsden, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gadsden, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.9%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.9% of the housing units in Gadsden, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gadsden, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gadsden, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gadsden, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gadsden, AL have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.59% of the workforce in Gadsden, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.17%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gadsden, AL was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.17%) and those who Worked At Home (4.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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