Gadsden, AL
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Gadsden is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 36,084 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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gadsden who work in office and administrative support (10.67%), food service (8.55%), and sales jobs (8.47%).

The percentage of adults in Gadsden with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.83% of adults in Gadsden have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gadsden in 2010 was $18,090, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,360 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 English, German, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Gadsden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.