Advantage Alabama


MSA Details
MSA: Gadsden, AL     MSA Code: 2880
Counties within MSA: Etowah  
Population and Income Estimates
Census
2010 Census
104,430
2017 Estimate
103,290
2022 Projection


102,107
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 or Maps 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
2016 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: **
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: 24
Mining: 39
Utilities: 156
Construction: 1,026
Manufacturing: 5,414
Wholesale Trade: 893
Retail Trade: 4,535
Transportation and Warehousing: 827
Information: 315
Finance and Insurance: 4,901,025
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: 490,244
Professional and Technical Services: 490,623
Management of Companies and Enterprises: 49,087
Administrative and Waste Services: 4,903,081
Educational Services: 490,139
Health Care and Social Assistance: 4,907,256
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 490,342
Accommodation and Food Services: 4,903,521
Other Services (except public administration): 490,759
Total Federal Government: 490,288
Total State Government: 490,804
Total Local Government: 4,092
 
MSA Wage by Industry
Total: $4,901,249,985,535
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting: $490,745,096
Mining: $4,902,278,092
Utilities: $49,013,172,544
Construction: $49,043,628,428
Manufacturing: $490,246,559,804
Wholesale Trade: $49,039,460,872
Retail Trade: $490,110,404,953
Transportation and Warehousing: $49,036,033,445
Information: $49,012,868,562
Finance and Insurance: $49,049,009,672
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: $4,908,910,447
Professional and Technical Services: $49,026,054,637
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $4,903,682,456
Administrative and Waste Services: $49,071,360,428
Educational Services: $4,902,517,118
Health Care and Social Assistance: $490,313,024,345
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: $4,904,879,500
Accommodation and Food Services: $49,049,011,538
Other Services (except public administration): $49,022,357,143
Total Federal Government: $49,018,348,868
Total State Government: $49,032,475,564
Total Local Government: $490,143,202,023
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
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.Radial Tires1,500
Gadsden Regional Merical CenterHospital1,200
Etowah County Board of EducationPublic Schools1,054
Riverview Regional Medical CenterHospital850
Wal-Mart StoresRetail737
Gadsden State Community CollegePostsecondary Education727
Koch FoodsPrimary Poultry Processing500
City of GadsdenGovernment500
Keystone FoodsSecondary Poultry Processing500
Inteva ProductsPlastic Injection Molded Sunroofs and Consoles375
Major Manufacturing Employers in Gadsden, AL MSA
Etowah County
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.Radial Tires1,500
Koch FoodsPrimary Poultry Processing500
Keystone FoodsSecondary Poultry Processing500
Inteva ProductsPlastic Injection Molded Sunroof and Consoles375
Choice FabricatorsMetal Stampings280
Fehrer AutomotiveFoam Molded Car Seat Pads270
Stamped ProductsMetal Stampings160
Prince Metal Stamping USAAutomotive Stampings160
Decatur Plastic ProductsPlastic Injection Molding and Flocking100
Jay Mid-SouthSeat Frames100
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 or Maps 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://www.ache.state.al.us/Colleges&Universities/InstitutionalMap.htm


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 County: I-59       I-759      
Federal Highways in County: US-11       US-278       US-31       US-411       US-431      
Railroads Serving County: CSX Transportation       Norfolk Southern      
Nearest Commerical Air Service: Birmingham, AL

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