Gadsden, Tennessee

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Gadsden is a town in Crockett County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 553 at the 2000 census. It is the birthplace of Hall of Fame rock guitarist Scotty Moore who played with Elvis and Ricky Nelson.


Gadsden is located at 35°46′38″N 88°59′26″W / 35.77722°N 88.99056°W / 35.77722; -88.99056 (35.777300, -88.990442)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 553 people, 216 households, and 160 families residing in the town. The population density was 502.8 people per square mile (194.1/km²). There were 228 housing units at an average density of 207.3/sq mi (80.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.54% White, 14.83% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.08% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 216 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $41,583. Males had a median income of $26,771 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,506. About 11.0% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.


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