Gadsden, Alabama Population 2020

34,857

Gadsden is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 34,857, it is the 14th largest city in Alabama and the 1124th largest city in the United States. Gadsden is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -5.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,856 in 2010. Gadsden reached it's highest population of 58,088 in 1960. Spanning over 38 miles, Gadsden has a population density of 934 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gadsden is $48,368 with a poverty rate of 27.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $637 per month, and the median house value is $72,400. The median age in Gadsden is 40.3 years, 37.9 years for males, and 43 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.4 males.

Gadsden Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gadsden was:

  • White: 58.33%
  • Black or African American: 36.17%
  • Two or more races: 1.98%
  • Other race: 1.27%
  • Native American: 1.16%
  • Asian: 1.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gadsden, Alabama is 34,857, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 35,157.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,856.

Gadsden, Alabama Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020101,629-436-0.43%
2019102,065-436-0.43%
2018102,501-436-0.43%
2017102,937880.09%
2016102,849-154-0.15%
2015103,003-404-0.39%
2014103,407-476-0.46%
2013103,883-390-0.38%
2012104,273-85-0.08%
2011104,358-97-0.09%
2010104,4550.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,77958.33%
Black or African American12,88436.17%
Two or More Races7061.98%
Some Other Race4531.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native4151.16%
Asian3871.09%

Gadsden Population Pyramid 2020

Gadsden Median Age

40.3


Total

37.9


Male

43


Female

Gadsden Adults

There are 28,277 adults, (6,669 of whom are seniors) in Gadsden.

Gadsden Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Gadsden Sex Ratio

Female

18,321

51.43%

Male

17,303

48.57%

Gadsden Households and Families

Gadsden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gadsden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.6%23.4%
Male62.8%37.2%
All60.2%39.8%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Female41.7%58.3%

60.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,7132.5260.2
Non Family5,6881.2154.7
Married4,7433.2276.6
Female2,6153.6641.7
Male6674.362.8

3.34

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gadsden Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7246.98%
9th to 12th Grade3,47014.05%
High School Graduate7,98832.35%
Some College5,80723.52%
Associates Degree1,7447.06%
Bachelors Degree2,4119.76%
Graduate Degree1,5486.27%

Gadsden Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,96511,9022,859
Black8,0686,577967
Hispanic92037252
Asian36535860
Multiple Races36127511
Other Race21911747
Native American16348

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 98.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 21.46%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,242$31,384$21,825
Less Than High School$20,198$24,451$17,114
High School Grad$25,326$29,927$19,033
Some College$25,727$32,125$22,855
Bachelors Degree$34,122$41,576$26,944
Graduate Degree$51,591$70,469$44,574

$26,242

Average Earnings

$31,384

Average Male

$21,825

Average Female

Gadsden Language

Gadsden Language by Age

Gadsden Language

93.44% of Gadsden residents speak only English, while 6.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.34% of the population.

Gadsden Poverty

Gadsden Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,5904,31034.23%
White19,0103,98520.96%
Hispanic2,3461,16249.53%
Multiple69934048.64%
Native41222855.34%
Other44612628.25%
Asian37451.34%

27.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.58%

Male Poverty Rate

30.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gadsden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gadsden is Native, with 55.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gadsden is Asian, with 1.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.30%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.31%
High School19.90%
Some College15.77%
Bachelors or Greater6.37%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.99%
Male Unemployed44.46%
Female Employed14.89%
Male Employed7.64%

Gadsden Income

Gadsden Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,853$48,368
Families$44,398$59,710
Married Families$68,585-
Non Families$19,976$30,840

Gadsden Marital Status

Gadsden Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.9%

Male Marriage Rate

33.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Gadsden Married by Age and Sex

Gadsden Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gadsden Marital Status by Race

Gadsden Veterans

2,616

Number of Veterans

2,455

Male Veterans

161

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,058
First Gulf War591
Second Gulf War320
Korea239
World War II189
Age Group Veterans
75+803
65 to 74658
35 to 54528
55 to 64432
18 to 34195
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,73410.08%
Black8198.39%
2 or More5011.52%
Hispanic141.15%
Indian135.49%

$Gadsden Veterans by Education

8.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gadsden Employment Status

51%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Gadsden Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.64%

Born in Alabama

95.49%

Native Born

4.51%

Foreign Born

3.21%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.49% of Gadsden residents were born in the United States, with 76.64% having been born in Alabama. 3.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202034,857-150-0.43%
201935,007-150-0.43%
201835,157-315-0.89%
201735,472-150-0.42%
201635,622-185-0.52%
201535,807-250-0.69%
201436,057-267-0.74%
201336,324-245-0.67%
201236,569-163-0.44%
201136,732-148-0.40%
201036,880-2,098-0.55%
200038,978-3,545-0.87%
199042,523-5,042-1.11%
198047,565-6,363-1.25%
197053,928-4,160-0.74%
196058,0882,3630.42%
195055,72518,7504.19%
194036,97512,9334.40%
193024,0429,3055.02%
192014,7374,1803.39%
191010,5576,2759.44%
19004,2821,3813.97%
18902,9010.00%