Gadsden is a tiny town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 475 people and just one neighborhood, Gadsden is the 339th largest community in Tennessee.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gadsden is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.18% of the Gadsden workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gadsden is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gadsden who work in teaching (12.18%), sales jobs (7.69%), and management occupations (5.77%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Gadsden has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gadsden has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gadsden has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gadsden than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gadsden may be for you.
Gadsden is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Gadsden with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.50% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gadsden in 2018 was $21,620, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,480 for a family of four.
Gadsden is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Gadsden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 90.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Gadsden are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 24.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 42.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 35.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (13.4%), and 9.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.4%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Gadsden, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (11.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (5.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (5.8%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.5%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.