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 2017 annual averages.
MSA Employment by Industry
Total: 36,208
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: 139
Construction: 1,064
Manufacturing: 5,506
Wholesale Trade: 936
Retail Trade: 4,659
Transportation and Warehousing: 830
Information: 297
Finance and Insurance: 1,025
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 300
Professional and Technical Services: 609
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 82
Administrative and Waste Services: 3,183
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 373
Accommodation and Food Services: 3,731
Other Services (except public administration): 679
Total Federal Government: 298
Total State Government: 780
Total Local Government: 4,099
 
MSA Wage by Industry
Total: $1,306,244,931
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: **
Mining: **
Utilities: $13,182,075
Construction: $47,002,685
Manufacturing: $254,081,708
Wholesale Trade: $43,400,844
Retail Trade: $119,741,310
Transportation and Warehousing: $36,602,850
Information: $12,353,633
Finance and Insurance: $50,517,939
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $10,563,064
Professional and Technical Services: $27,033,091
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $4,947,094
Administrative and Waste Services: $80,184,468
Educational Services: **
Health Care and Social Assistance: **
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $4,765,109
Accommodation and Food Services: $53,981,854
Other Services (except public administration): $23,460,238
Total Federal Government: $19,665,516
Total State Government: $31,857,586
Total Local Government: $148,724,725
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2017 annual averages. Note: **Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
Major Employers in Gadsden, AL MSA
Etowah County
GoodyearTires1,583
Etowah County Board of EducationStudents1,256
Gadsden Regional Medical CenterMedical Services1,168
Koch FoodsPoultry800
Wal-MartRetail750
Gadsden City Board of EducationStudents641
Gadsden State Community CollegeStudents618
Riverview Regional Medical CenterMedical Services600
Keystone FoodsPoultry479
Inteva ProductsAuto Supplier422
Major Manufacturing Employers in Gadsden, AL MSA
Etowah County
GoodyearTires1,583
Koch FoodsPoultry800
Keystone FoodsPoultry479
Inteva ProductsAuto Supplier422
Fehrer AutomotiveAuto Supplier385
Choice FabricatorsAppliance Fabrication300
Prince Metal StampingAuto Supplier252
Koller-Craft SouthAuto Supplier160
Max PackagingPlastic Injection Molding128
Dean SausagePork and Beef Proiducts100
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