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Welcome to Gadsden ...
The location of Gadsden has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Gadsden refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Gadsdenite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Gadsden has a population of 35,409 people<3> (see below for details).
Gadsden was established in 1845.
The community of Gadsden is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Gadsden lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Gadsden (for example, toward Cave Spring (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Telephone area codes for Gadsden: (256) & (938)<5>
The ZIP codes for Gadsden: 35901-35905, 35907<6>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Gadsden had a population of 36,856 people (or 35.29% of the total population of Etowah County). This makes Gadsden the county's most populous community.
The population of Gadsden represents 0.77% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 36,856 people, the population of Gadsden decreased 5.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 38,978 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gadsden had an population of 35,409 people. This is a decrease of 3.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.16% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Gadsden.
Communities near Gadsden ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<7>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gadsden.
Communities Also Named Gadsden ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Gadsden - they are located in Arizona, Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gadsden.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gadsden:
Websites for Gadsden ...
Official Website: www.ci.gadsden.al.us/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gadsden ...
Looking for more information about Gadsden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Gadsden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gadsden.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Gadsden: www.ci.gadsden.al.us/
The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019