Income/capita 37%
Household income 45%
Unemployment 12%
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Income per capita$18,781$24,736$29,829
Median household income$30,496$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$41,256$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,111$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$26,212$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$19,383$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level26.1%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Gadsden is 37% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Gadsden is 45% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Gadsden is 12% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Gadsden is 73% higher than the national average

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      Gadsden employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.8%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector26.5%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%4.5%
      Wholesale & retail services14.5%13.0%
      Public administration4.5%5.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%1.5%
      Education, health & social services8.8%36.7%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Southside, AL8,563$65,56118.5%
      Gallant, AL896$63,89715.5%
      Egypt, AL885$55,3660.1%
      Sardis City, AL1,570$51,8486.3%
      Tidmore Bend, AL1,266$50,0009.6%
      Gadsden, AL36,235$30,49644.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Leander, TX36,204$83,55051.0%
      Lewiston, ME36,277$38,19931.0%
      Brighton, CO36,307$62,31612.6%
      Franklin, WI36,155$73,59033.0%
      Columbia, TN36,130$38,96429.6%
      Gadsden, AL36,235$30,49644.9%
      Source: The Gadsden, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).