Advantage Alabama


MSA Details
MSA: Gadsden, AL     MSA Code: 2880
Counties within MSA: Etowah  
Population and Income Estimates
Census
2010 Census
104,430
2018 Estimate
103,290
2023 Projection


101,581
Median Household Income $40,059
Age Breakdown
0-20: 24.4%
21-64: 56.4%
65+:

19.1%
Median Age 42
Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2017 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
MSA Labor Analysis
2017 Labor Force
MSA Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Gadsden, AL 43,887 41,269 2,618 6.0%
Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Note: Number reflects 2016 annual averages.
MSA Employment by Industry
Total: 36,221
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 21
Mining: 38
Utilities: 152
Construction: 1,059
Manufacturing: 5,575
Wholesale Trade: 907
Retail Trade: 4,675
Transportation and Warehousing: 903
Information: 317
Finance and Insurance: 1,008
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 277
Professional and Technical Services: 613
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 78
Administrative and Waste Services: 3,030
Educational Services: 154
Health Care and Social Assistance: 7,458
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 389
Accommodation and Food Services: 3,695
Other Services (except public administration): 667
Total Federal Government: 294
Total State Government: 797
Total Local Government: 4,092
 
MSA Wage by Industry
Total: $1,279,880,744
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $772,312
Mining: $2,269,490
Utilities: $12,992,834
Construction: $45,367,494
Manufacturing: $248,639,593
Wholesale Trade: $41,384,688
Retail Trade: $116,460,076
Transportation and Warehousing: $38,956,119
Information: $13,268,385
Finance and Insurance: $49,554,737
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $9,657,985
Professional and Technical Services: $25,557,157
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $4,349,843
Administrative and Waste Services: $74,245,412
Educational Services: $2,716,850
Health Care and Social Assistance: $317,728,336
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $5,039,760
Accommodation and Food Services: $52,869,026
Other Services (except public administration): $21,634,085
Total Federal Government: $18,878,128
Total State Government: $32,240,782
Total Local Government: $145,297,652
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2016 annual averages. Note: **Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
Major Employers in Gadsden, AL MSA
Etowah County
GoodyearTires1,698
Etowah County Board of EducationEducation1,200
Gadsden Regional Medical CenterMedical Services1,142
Koch FoodsPoultry760
Gadsden State Community CollegeEducation742
Wal-MartRetail737
Gadsden City Board of EducationEducation635
Riverview Regional Medical CenterMedical Services600
Inteva ProductsAuto Supplier580
Keystone FoodsPoultry507
Major Manufacturing Employers in Gadsden, AL MSA
Etowah County
GoodyearTires1,698
Koch FoodsPoultry760
Inteva ProductsAuto Supplier580
Keystone FoodsPoultry507
Fehrer AutomotiveAuto Supplier332
Choice FabricatorsAppliance Supplier265
Prince Metal StampingAuto Supplier200
Koller-Craft SouthAssembly160
Max PackagingPlastic Injection Molding128
Dean SausagePork and Beef100
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
2017 MSA Population 25 Plus by Education Attainment
Graduate/Professional Degree:   6.0%
Bachelors Degree: 10.7%
Associates Degree: 9.1%
Some College, No Degree: 25.4%
High School Graduate/GED: 31.9%
9-12th Grade (No Diploma): 10.8%
Less than 9th Grade: 5.8%

Source: ESRI. Note: Portions of the Data include the intellectual property of Esri and its licensors and are used under license. Copyright © 2017 Esri and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Post Secondary Schools
Gadsden State Comm College - Gadsden, AL
Gadsden State Comm College E. Broad Street Campus - Gadsden, AL
Gadsden State Comm College Valley Street Campus - Gadsden, AL

Source: Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Note: Information on Alabama’s two and four year colleges can be found on the Commission’s website http://http://www.ache.state.al.us/Content/CollegesUniversities/AlaInstitutionMap.aspx


School Systems
Etowah County
Attalla City
Etowah County
Gadsden City

Source: Alabama Department of Education; www.alsde.edu. Note: Detailed information on Alabama’s public school systems and individual schools can be accessed on the Alabama Department of Education website; http://www.alsde.edu/Home/Reports/ReportsBySite.aspx
Transportation
Interstates in Counties: I-59       I-759      
Federal Highways in Counties: US-11       US-278       US-31       US-411       US-431      
Railroads Serving Counties: CSX Transportation       Norfolk Southern      
Nearest Commerical Air Service: Birmingham, AL

Source: Alabama Department of Transportation Intermodal Division, www.dot.state.al.us