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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.


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Median household income
Local
$24,823
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gadsden demographic reports
Gadsden is on the Coosa River, in the foothills of the Appalachians
Former and merged names include:
· Double Springs
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The violent crime rate was per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Riverfest - June 8-9, 2007
  • Alabama Chocolate Festival - April 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gadsden web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Noccalula Falls Park
Historic sites and museums: Gadsden Museum of Fine Arts, Noccalula Falls Park
Colleges and universities: Gadsden State Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 94

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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.


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Libraries in Gadsden include Alabama City Public Library, Carver Memorial Library, East Gadsden Public Library, Gadsden-Etowah County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Gadsden include Gadsden Times

TV stations in Gadsden include WPXH, WTJP.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSGN.

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Etowah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gadsden political report.

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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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