Gadsden is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 35,000 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Gadsden is the 12th largest community in Alabama.
Gadsden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gadsden is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gadsden who work in office and administrative support (10.38%), food service (9.37%), and sales jobs (8.90%).
The percentage of adults in Gadsden with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.10% of adults in Gadsden have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gadsden in 2018 was $21,312, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,248 for a family of four. However, Gadsden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gadsden is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gadsden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gadsden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gadsden include Irish, English, German, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gadsden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.