Gadsden, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 35,409 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.2%
 
Males: 16,967  (47.9%)
Females: 18,442  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35905, 35906.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,566 (it was $24,823 in 2000)
Gadsden:

$30,566
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,216 (it was $15,610 in 2000)

Gadsden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $75,412 (it was $49,000 in 2000)
Gadsden:

$75,412
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $111,622; detached houses: $108,653; townhouses or other attached units: $213,378; in 2-unit structures: $51,531; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $28,201; mobile homes: $187,598

Median gross rent in 2017: $580.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gadsden: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.2%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 43.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.4% for American Indian residents, 32.8% for other race residents, 51.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gadsden, AL (2017)
    • 20,12055.9%White alone
    • 12,63835.1%Black alone
    • 2,1956.1%Hispanic
    • 6121.7%Two or more races
    • 3410.9%Asian alone
    • 1030.3%American Indian alone
    • 610.2%Other race alone

Races in Gadsden detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 106 registered sex offenders living in Gadsden, Alabama as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gadsden is 343 to 1.


Crime rates in Gadsden by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
6
(15.8)
2
(5.3)
2
(5.4)
2
(5.4)
2
(5.5)
5
(13.6)
5
(13.5)
1
(2.7)
6
(16.4)
3
(8.2)
3
(8.3)
4
(11.1)
3
(8.4)
3
(8.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
46
(121.5)
41
(108.6)
15
(40.5)
36
(98.1)
41
(112.0)
30
(81.4)
25
(67.5)
33
(89.3)
47
(128.4)
31
(85.0)
32
(88.5)
27
(75.2)
23
(64.5)
24
(68.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
146
(385.5)
195
(516.7)
102
(275.2)
135
(367.8)
105
(286.9)
110
(298.6)
76
(205.2)
113
(305.7)
104
(284.1)
89
(244.1)
80
(221.3)
56
(155.9)
63
(176.6)
47
(133.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
117
(309.0)
88
(233.2)
55
(148.4)
115
(313.4)
113
(308.8)
173
(469.7)
193
(521.2)
225
(608.7)
267
(729.3)
235
(644.6)
249
(688.8)
377
(1,049)
524
(1,469)
298
(846.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
663
(1,751)
829
(2,196)
541
(1,460)
575
(1,567)
609
(1,664)
681
(1,849)
768
(2,074)
835
(2,259)
830
(2,267)
733
(2,011)
499
(1,380)
401
(1,116)
497
(1,394)
409
(1,162)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,243
(5,923)
2,174
(5,760)
1,793
(4,837)
1,716
(4,676)
1,807
(4,938)
1,797
(4,879)
1,967
(5,311)
1,969
(5,327)
1,904
(5,201)
1,879
(5,154)
2,048
(5,666)
1,893
(5,269)
1,914
(5,367)
1,831
(5,201)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
214
(565.1)
248
(657.1)
181
(488.3)
161
(438.7)
147
(401.7)
142
(385.5)
238
(642.7)
196
(530.3)
200
(546.3)
194
(532.2)
177
(489.7)
227
(631.8)
230
(644.9)
255
(724.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A10
(27.0)
25
(68.1)
10
(27.3)
22
(59.7)
18
(48.6)
N/A14
(38.2)
31
(85.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)711.0735.8490.1594.2594.5631.2655.8704.0777.0676.1654.0678.5779.1628.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Gadsden, AL

Crime rate in Gadsden detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 135 (100 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (16.8%), Irish (6.5%), English (6.4%), German (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%), Scottish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 554 feet

Land area: 36.0 square miles.

Population density: 984 people per square mile   (low).

Gadsden, Alabama map

1,589 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.6% Africa, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

4.5%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $488 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $312 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (57.1 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (549.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Reece City, AL (2.1 miles ),
Attalla, AL (2.2 miles ),
Tidmore Bend, AL (2.3 miles ),
Rainbow City, AL (2.3 miles ),
Glencoe, AL (2.4 miles ),
Ridgeville, AL (2.5 miles),
Southside, AL (2.7 miles ),
Turkeytown, AL (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 34.01 N, Longitude: 86.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,781 (+30.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,275 (58.8%)

Area code: 256

Distribution of median household income in Gadsden, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gadsden, AL in 2017
Gadsden satellite photo by USGS

Gadsden tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $70,900
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2008: 35 buildings, average cost: $82,900
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $51,000
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $468,700
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $59,200
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $113,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Gadsden, AL residents
Average permit cost in Gadsden, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Alabama:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Gadsden, AL
Historical housing units in Gadsden, AL
Most common industries in Gadsden, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Food (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.4%)
  • Food (7.1%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Gadsden, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)

Average climate in Gadsden, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Gadsden, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.1. This is about average.

City:

73.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.88
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Gadsden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 149% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the Gadsden city center injured 22 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 21.6 miles away from the city center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gadsden-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 82.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 107.0 miles away from Gadsden center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 202.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 169.7 miles away from Gadsden center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 212.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Etowah County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gadsden topographic map

Hospitals in Gadsden:

  • GADSDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1007 GOODYEAR AVENUE)
  • GADSDEN SURGERY CENTER INC (418 SOUTH FIFTH STREET)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL (3201 SCENIC HIGHWAY)
  • RIVERVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 600 SOUTH THIRD STREET)
  • SOUTHERNCARE GADSDEN (505 LAKE STREET)

Nursing Homes in Gadsden:

  • GADSDEN HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (1945 DAVIS DRIVE)
  • MCGUFFEY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2301 RAINBOW DRIVE)
  • MCGUFFEY HEALTH CARE CENTER (2301 RAINBOW DRIVE)
  • NORTHSIDE HEALTH CARE (700 HUTCHINS AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Gadsden:

  • GADSDEN DIALYSIS (409 SOUTH FIRST STREET)
  • PCD OF GADSDEN (800 GOODYEAR AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Gadsden:

  • ETOWAH COUNTY HOME CARE (109 SOUTH 8TH STREET)
  • MID SOUTH HOME HEALTH OF GADSDEN (510 SOUTH FOURTH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Gadsden:

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College/University in Gadsden:

  • Gadsden State Community College (Full-time enrollment: 4,650; Location: 1001 George Wallace Dr; Public; Website: www.gadsdenstate.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gadsden:

  • Snead State Community College (about 17 miles; Boaz, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 20 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 38 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 45 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 48 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 48 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 51 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)

Library in Gadsden:

  • GADSDEN - ETOWAH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,605,455; Location: 254 COLLEGE STREET; 181,961 books; 54 e-books; 5,714 audio materials; 4,913 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 122 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gadsden: Airport Industrial Park (A), Louisville and Nashville Depot (B), Tuckahoe Golf Course (C), Austin R Meadows Library (D), Etowah County Courthouse (E), East Gadsden Community Center (F), Wallace Hall (G), Fowler Hall (H), Allen Hall (I), Browder Hall (J), Naylor Hall (K), Beck Field House (L), Bevill Hall (M), Helderman Hall (N), Gadsen Etowah Emergency Medical Services (O), Gadsden Fire Department Station 1 (P), Gadsden Fire Department Station 4 (Q), Gadsden Fire Department Station 9 (R), Gadsden Fire Department Station 7 (S), Gadsden Fire Department Station 5 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Genie Drew Village Shopping Center (1), Gadsden Mall Shopping Center (2), Agricola Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gadsden include: Paden Church (A), McCauley Chapel Methodist Church (B), Saint John Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Word of Life Church (D), West End Baptist Church (E), Wayfaring Church of God (F), Ward Memorial Presbyterian Church (G), Walnut Park Presbyterian Church (H), Walnut Park Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (1), Hughes Cemetery (2), Forrest Cemetery (3), Alabama City Cemetery (4), Beth Israel Cemetery (5), Tillison Cemetery (6), McCartney Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Goodyear Lake (A), Clayton Fish Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Horton Creek (A), Hughes Spring Branch (B), Big Wills Creek (C), Black Creek (D), Little Wills Creek (E), Town Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gadsden include: Banks Park (1), Central Recreation Area (2), Gadsden Kiwanis Park (3), Gadsden Moragne Park (4), Noccalula Park (5), North Gadsden Park (6), Sequoyah Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Imagination Place (Museums; 501 Broad Street) (1), Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation (Museums; 501 Broad Street) (2), Mary G Hardin Center for Cultural Arts (Museums; 501 Broad Street) (3), Cycle World Honda Kawasaki Yamaha Sea-Doo (Tours & Charters; 1701 West Meighan Boulevard) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Gadsden Hotel and (205 Enterprise Drive) (1), Redwood Inn Motel (201 North Hood Avenue) (2), Budget Inn (2704 West Meighan Boulevard) (3), Motel 6 (1600 Rainbow Drive) (4), Super 8 Motel Gadsden (2110 Rainbow Drive) (5), Holiday Host (2464 East Meighan Boulevard) (6), Hampton Inn Gadsden (129 River Road) (7), Days Inn (1612 West Grand Avenue) (8), Town House Motel (3101 East Meighan Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Debtors Court (310 South 3rd Street Suite A) (1), Alabama Court Services Inc (120 Chestnut Street) (2), Council Of Aging Campbell Court (100 Campbell Court) (3), Housing Authority-Greater Gadsden - Campbell Court Rental Office (100 Campbell Court) (4), Rainbow City City - Court Clerk (3700 Rainbow Drive) (5), Medical Society Of Etowah County (1 Commerce Square) (6), U S Government - District Court Judge (600 Broad Street) (7), Court Security Main Entrance Gadsde Federal Bldg (600 Broad Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Roy Moore - Judge, Milton K. Cummings - Businessperson, Bill Green (basketball) - Basketball player, Charles Clyde Ebbets - Photographer, Dre Kirkpatrick - Football defensive back, Edgar Huff - Marine, James Allen (U.S. senator) - Politician, Mathew Knowles - Record producer, Jerrell Harris - Football linebacker, La'Donte Harris - Football player and coach.

Etowah County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gadsden and their reported violations in the past:

GADSDEN WATER WORKS AND SEWER BOARD (Population served: 46,551, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
HIGHLAND WATER AUTHORITY (Address: 3071 TABOR RD , Population served: 5,271, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-27-2013 and FEB-27-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-27-2013 and FEB-27-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-30-2013 and NOV-26-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-02-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-30-2013 and NOV-26-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-02-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
NORTHEAST ETOWAH COUNTY WATER CO-OP (Address: 3733 US HWY 411 , Population served: 4,110, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2007), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAY-15-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2007), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAY-15-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2007), St Site Visit (enforcement) (FEB-01-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-26-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2007), St Site Visit (enforcement) (FEB-01-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-26-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
TILLISON BEND WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 1,035, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-12-2010), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAY-07-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-27-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2007), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JAN-31-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between DEC-06-2013 and MAR-06-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between DEC-06-2013 and MAR-06-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between SEP-06-2013 and DEC-05-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-10-2014 to APR-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between SEP-06-2013 and DEC-05-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-10-2014 to APR-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUN-01-2013 and SEP-05-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.5%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.1%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Gadsden in 2010:

  • 784 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 380 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 341 people in college/university student housing
  • 119 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 61 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Gadsden in 2000:

  • 454 people in nursing homes
  • 399 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 279 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 115 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 92 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 9 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Banks with most branches in Gadsden (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Gadsden Main Office Branch, Eastside Branch, Clubview Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Compass Bank: Gadsden Main Branch at 601 Broad Street, branch established on 1964/12/21; Gadsden East Branch at 460 George Wallace Drive, branch established on 1929/10/11. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • The Exchange Bank of Alabama: Gadsden Branch at 230 North Third Street, branch established on 1980/03/03; Noccalula Village Branch at 1321a Noccalula Road, branch established on 1996/12/07. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $230.7 mil, Deposits: $202.5 mil, headquarters in Altoona, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Gadsden Corporation, The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Gadsden Main Branch at 250 South 7th Street, branch established on 1982/01/02; Alabama City Office at 201 Wall Street, branch established on 1906/07/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Gadsden Branch at 401 Broad Street, branch established on 1998/04/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Generations Bank: Gadsden Branch at 400 West Meighan Boulevard, branch established on 2009/03/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $64.1 mil, Deposits: $56.4 mil, headquarters in Centre, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Altrust Financial Services, Inc.
  • Peoples Independent Bank: Hokes Bluff Branch at 5690 Us Highway 278 East, branch established on 2006/08/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $171.4 mil, Deposits: $154.7 mil, headquarters in Boaz, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Independent Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Southern Bank Company: at 221 S Sixth St, branch established on 1936/06/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $101.8 mil, Deposits: $74.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Banc Company, Inc., The
  • Keystone Bank: Gadsden Branch at 244 South 3rd Street, branch established on 2007/10/01. Info updated 2007/03/05: Bank assets: $198.5 mil, Deposits: $170.8 mil, headquarters in Auburn, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Gadsden:

Marital status in Gadsden, AL
  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Gadsden:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Gadsden
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gadsden, AL (based on Etowah County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant64,316193
Catholic7,6241
Mainline Protestant5,81635
Black Protestant4,81321
Other1,4376
None20,424-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Etowah County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
This county:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Etowah County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Etowah County:

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.5%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.2%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gadsden:

48.1%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gadsden:

43.3%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Gadsden:

29.2
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gadsden:

13.4%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Gadsden:

52.3%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.2%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gadsden, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 121$540,897$53,6430$0
Police Protection - Officers 99$422,685$51,2350$0
Other and Unallocable 78$350,269$53,88814$15,748
Parks and Recreation 51$159,296$37,48195$92,756
Streets and Highways 48$134,040$33,51037$38,334
Water Supply 42$249,430$71,2661$585
Solid Waste Management 31$95,577$36,99819$18,835
Police - Other 29$93,722$38,7823$4,141
Other Government Administration 19$108,199$68,33612$14,574
Local Libraries 18$58,537$39,02515$15,478
Sewerage 14$80,139$68,6910$0
Financial Administration 13$56,070$51,7571$1,284
Judicial and Legal 9$35,393$47,1919$8,937
Health 3$8,769$35,0763$3,764
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$7,458$44,7481$1,351
Transit 2$8,724$52,34430$32,909
Fire - Other 2$6,302$37,8120$0
Totals for Government 581$2,415,507$49,890240$248,696

Gadsden government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,257,000 ($35.50)
    Sewerage: $874,000 ($24.68)
    General - Other: $808,000 ($22.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $739,000 ($20.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000 ($2.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $59,000 ($1.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $46,000 ($1.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($0.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($0.42)
    Transit Utilities: $9,000 ($0.25)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,297,000 ($262.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,159,000 ($258.66)
    General - Other: $8,624,000 ($243.55)
    Water Utilities: $6,796,000 ($191.93)
    Sewerage: $4,722,000 ($133.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,471,000 ($126.27)
    Regular Highways: $3,079,000 ($86.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,071,000 ($86.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,082,000 ($58.80)
    Central Staff Services: $1,963,000 ($55.44)
    General Public Buildings: $1,538,000 ($43.44)
    Libraries: $1,209,000 ($34.14)
    Transit Utilities: $1,147,000 ($32.39)
    Financial Administration: $1,048,000 ($29.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $618,000 ($17.45)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $614,000 ($17.34)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $593,000 ($16.75)
    Air Transportation: $92,000 ($2.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,887,000 ($53.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,202,000 ($33.95)
    Transit Utilities: $368,000 ($10.39)
    Water Utilities: $359,000 ($10.14)
    Sewerage: $249,000 ($7.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $125,000 ($3.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $75,000 ($2.12)
    Police Protection: $60,000 ($1.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000 ($1.38)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $8,000 ($0.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($0.20)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,548,000 ($777.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,566,000 ($44.23)

Gadsden government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,873,000 ($194.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,956,000 ($55.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,944,000 ($54.90)
    Other: $1,019,000 ($28.78)
    Air Transportation: $135,000 ($3.81)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $46,000 ($1.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,328,000 ($37.50)
    Transit Utilities: $689,000 ($19.46)
    Other: $359,000 ($10.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $345,000 ($9.74)
    General Local Government Support: $207,000 ($5.85)
    Other: $199,000 ($5.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $695,000 ($19.63)
    Interest Earnings: $617,000 ($17.42)
    Sale of Property: $110,000 ($3.11)
    General Revenue - Other: $80,000 ($2.26)
    Rents: $37,000 ($1.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,402,000 ($293.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $199,000 ($5.62)
    Transit Utilities: $196,000 ($5.54)
    General Local Government Support: $185,000 ($5.22)
    Other: $180,000 ($5.08)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,204,000 ($598.83)
    Individual Income: $14,319,000 ($404.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,480,000 ($183.00)
    Property: $2,440,000 ($68.91)
    Other: $1,923,000 ($54.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $689,000 ($19.46)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $578,000 ($16.32)
    Other License: $575,000 ($16.24)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $408,000 ($11.52)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $221,000 ($6.24)

Gadsden government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $97,969,000 ($2766.78)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,974,000 ($2653.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,995,000 ($112.82)

Gadsden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,635,000 ($74.42)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,751,000 ($811.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $818,000 ($23.10)

4.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marshall County, AL  0.70% ($31,695 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, AL  0.50% ($35,410)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($47,442)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marshall County, AL  0.60% ($31,111 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.53% ($32,734)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.35% ($53,057)
Businesses in Gadsden, AL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza2
AT&T2Lowe's1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts2Maurices1
Aeropostale1McDonald's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Motel 61
Applebee's1New Balance2
Arby's2Nike11
AutoZone2Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS2Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Chick-Fil-A2Popeyes1
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Rodeway Inn1
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx7Sears2
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Subway5
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile3
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill4Taco Bell1
H&R Block3U-Haul4
Hilton2UPS13
Hobby Lobby1Vans1
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Honda1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Waffle House2
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
Justice1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gadsden:

  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMGJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: FLOYD L. DONALD BROADCASTING CO. INC)
  • WGAD (1350 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gadsden:

  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • W269AN (101.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: JOHN S. LA TOUR/J & J B/C)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGRW (90.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WORD WORKS, INC.)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gadsden:

  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W15AP (Channel 15; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Gadsden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 74Number of bridges
  • 1,424ft / 434mTotal length
  • $186,953,000Total costs
  • 922,246Total average daily traffic
  • 85,960Total average daily truck traffic
  • 870,246Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gadsden, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 121950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 331980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gadsden, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gadsden)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 280 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gadsden, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 224 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gadsden)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Gadsden)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED91$81,18187$86,093244$115,24337$40,5281$392,87099$73,4083$16,887
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$100,2373$45,84025$81,8647$45,5210$02$21,6351$29,840
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$80,03132$61,589155$82,80631$33,5080$011$78,1764$34,260
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$107,1139$88,46769$92,5974$28,5100$06$74,4480$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$58,9180$021$91,4952$36,0450$00$00$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 16 tracts in Gadsden, AL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$77,6304$212,1850$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$54,1035$193,7341$22,470
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$48,6102$170,3251$22,470
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$67,3900$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gadsden, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gadsden, AL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 214. The highest number of fires - 340 took place in 2006, and the least - 91 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Gadsden, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.2%), and Structure Fires (35.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gadsden, AL
    • 1,37540.2%Outside Fires
    • 1,21735.6%Structure Fires
    • 54716.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2828.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gadsden, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gadsden, Alabama:

  • Broadway Inn, 2704 W Meighan Blvd, Gadsden, Alabama 35904 , Phone: (256) 543-3790
  • Super 8, 2110 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 , Phone: (256) 547-9033, Fax: (256) 547-3041
  • Gadsden Inn & Suites, 200 Albert Rains Blvd, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 , Phone: (256) 543-7240, Fax: (256) 543-7240
  • Motel 6, 1600 Rainbow Dr, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 , Phone: (256) 543-1105, Fax: (256) 543-7836
  • Rodeway Inn, 3909 W Meighan Blvd, Gadsden, Alabama 35904 , Phone: (256) 543-0323, Fax: (256) 543-0376
  • Econolodge, 1612 W Grand Ave, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 , Phone: (256) 442-7913, Fax: (256) 442-8234
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 106 Walker St, Gadsden, Alabama 35904 , Phone: (256) 691-0225, Fax: (256) 691-0230
  • Comfort Suites Of Gadsden, 96 Walker St, Gadsden, Alabama 35904 , Phone: (256) 538-5770, Fax: (256) 538-5467
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gadsden, Alabama
Most common first names in Gadsden, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James86571.1 years
Mary65077.9 years
John64473.3 years
William61974.2 years
Robert38271.1 years
Willie33175.9 years
Charles32669.9 years
George27473.8 years
Annie24979.8 years
Thomas24771.9 years
Most common last names in Gadsden, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith54876.0 years
Johnson31274.2 years
Williams26473.7 years
Jones22772.7 years
Brown20475.8 years
Davis14673.2 years
Wilson14374.7 years
Miller13874.2 years
Hill13873.9 years
Martin13473.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gadsden, AL
  • 65.5%Utility gas
  • 32.4%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gadsden, AL
  • 57.1%Electricity
  • 40.5%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Gadsden compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Gadsden on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Robert T. Fells (2)
  • Don Cain (2)
  • Joseph William Knott (1)
  • Albert Garrett (1)
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Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2020.