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Gadsden Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Gadsden Area is 104,126. The Gadsden Area population density is 189.79 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 91.91 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Gadsden Area is white, which represent 81.54% of the total population. The average Gadsden Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 104,126. #359

Population Density, #183

Gadsden Area
189.79 per square mile
91.91 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:84,904 (81.54%, #568)
Black:16,000 (15.37%, #168)
Hispanic:3,669 (3.52%, #569)
Asian:696 (0.67%, #573)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):448 (0.43%, #416)
One Race, Other:600 (0.58%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,478 (1.42%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:2,311 (62.99%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:47 (1.28%, see rank)
Cuban:10 (0.27%, see rank)
Central American:959 (26.14%, see rank)
South American:285 (7.77%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

71,550 (68.71%) out of the total population of 104,126 reported first ancestry.

 Gadsden Area% of the Total PopulationAlabamaU.S.
Arab1360.13%, see rank0.21%0.56%
Czech140.01%, see rank0.09%0.47%
Danish1120.11%, see rank0.09%0.42%
Dutch1,4071.35%, see rank0.92%1.40%
English9,7709.38%, see rank8.22%8.02%
French1,3591.31%, see rank1.80%3.34%
German6,7986.53%, see rank7.03%15.03%
Greek460.04%, see rank0.16%0.41%
Hungarian1290.12%, see rank0.11%0.46%
Irish10,3519.94%, see rank9.11%10.80%
Italian1,1541.11%, see rank1.71%5.52%
Norwegian1500.14%, see rank0.31%1.42%
Polish5930.57%, see rank0.61%3.01%
Portuguese540.05%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian950.09%, see rank0.17%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,5111.45%, see rank1.52%0.99%
Scottish2,1282.04%, see rank1.81%1.72%
Subsaharan African3450.33%, see rank0.81%0.95%
Swedish4890.47%, see rank0.36%1.27%
Swiss1060.10%, see rank0.10%0.30%
Ukrainian340.03%, see rank0.05%0.31%
American14,76914.18%, see rank15.41%7.12%
Welsh3730.36%, see rank0.38%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 50,316 (48.32%, see rank)
Females: 53,810 (51.68%, see rank)

Gadsden Area
Male: 48.32%
Female: 51.68%
Male: 48.49%
Female: 51.51%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Gadsden Area
40.50 years old
38.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Gadsden Area
39.20 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Gadsden Area
41.90 years old
39.60 years old
38.80 years old

 Gadsden Area% of the Total PopulationAlabamaU.S.
Under 5 years6,0535.81%, see rank6.22%6.36%
5 to 9 years6,1315.89%, see rank6.32%6.51%
10 to 14 years6,9406.67%, see rank6.67%6.59%
15 to 19 years6,7686.50%, see rank6.80%6.85%
20 to 24 years6,5986.34%, see rank7.20%7.13%
25 to 34 years12,00411.53%, see rank12.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years13,82513.28%, see rank12.68%12.96%
45 to 54 years14,44413.87%, see rank14.02%14.09%
55 to 64 years14,19813.64%, see rank12.75%12.29%
65 to 74 years9,7679.38%, see rank8.33%7.64%
75 to 84 5,1134.91%, see rank4.52%4.25%
85 years and over2,2852.19%, see rank1.66%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Gadsden AreaAlabamaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population71,636, 100%3,217,902209,056,129
Less Than High School12,837, 17.92%, see rank16.30%13.67%
High School Graduate23,147, 32.31%, see rank31.07%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree24,606, 34.35%, see rank29.58%29.09%
Bachelor Degree6,969, 9.73%, see rank14.46%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree4,077, 5.69%, see rank8.59%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.76, see rank13.1213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Gadsden Area AlabamaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,45676.55%23.45%68.95%31.05%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)10,40492.28%, see rank7.72%, see rank89.56%10.44%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)5,88393.74%, see rank6.26%, see rank89.36%10.64%90.60%9.40%
College4,61493.80%, see rank6.20%, see rank85.55%14.45%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School44557.30%, see rank42.70%, see rank76.76%23.24%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Gadsden AreaAlabamaU.S.
Total Households40,001, 100%1,842,174116,211,092
Average Household Size2.56, see rank2.552.63
1 Person Households11,216, 28.04%, see rank28.54%27.57%
2 or More Person Households28,785, 71.96%, see rank71.46%72.43%
Family Households (Families)27,577, 68.94%, see rank67.33%66.22%
Average Family Size3.20, see rank3.213.32
Married-Couple Family19,917, 49.79%, see rank47.79%48.42%
Nonfamily Households12,424, 31.06%, see rank32.67%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Gadsden Area%AlabamaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total85,002see rank3,892,591252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over40,511100%, see rank1,863,744123,281,364
Never Married11,86929.30%, see rank32.38%35.77%
Married21,77853.76%, see rank53.13%52.04%
Widowed1,4733.64%, see rank3.01%2.57%
Divorced5,39113.31%, see rank11.48%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over44,491100%, see rank2,028,847129,692,771
Never Married9,77521.97%, see rank26.66%29.48%
Married22,84651.35%, see rank48.92%49.19%
Widowed5,84213.13%, see rank10.95%9.16%
Divorced6,02813.55%, see rank13.47%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Gadsden Area%AlabamaU.S.
Native101,65097.62%, see rank96.54%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence82,62379.35%, see rank70.07%58.73%
Born in Different State18,64317.90%, see rank25.66%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
3840.37%, see rank0.81%1.42%
Foreign Born2,4762.38%, see rank3.46%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship9570.92%, see rank1.15%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,5191.46%, see rank2.30%7.09%
Born In Europe1350.13%, see rank0.37%1.53%
Born In Asia6620.64%, see rank1.02%3.82%
Born In Africa1520.15%, see rank0.14%0.55%
Born In Oceania110.01%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,4631.41%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America530.05%, see rank0.07%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Gadsden Area%AlabamaU.S.
English38,64596.61%, see rank94.21%79.39%
Spanish7781.94%, see rank3.33%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2890.72%, see rank1.29%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1910.48%, see rank0.92%3.36%
Other980.24%, see rank0.26%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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