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Gadsden is a city in Etowah County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for James D. Gadsden, friend of settler John S. Morague
The latitude of Gadsden is 34.014N. The longitude is -86.006W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 541 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,619.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gadsden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Etowah County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gadsden area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35906 ZIP code.
4% of Gadsden residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gadsden ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gadsden was $15,610, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Gadsden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Gadsden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $261. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $625.
Libraries in Gadsden include Alabama City Public Library, Carver Memorial Library, East Gadsden Public Library, Gadsden-Etowah County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Gadsden include Gadsden Times
TV stations in Gadsden include WPXH, WTJP.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSGN.
Etowah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gadsden political report.
The average commute time for Gadsden workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gadsden between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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