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Population in 2012: 9,666 (78% urban, 22% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.7%
 

Males: 4,537  (46.9%)
Females: 5,129  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35906.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,235 (it was $40,216 in 2000)
Rainbow City:

$40,235
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,784

Rainbow City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,482 (it was $103,900 in 2000)
Rainbow City:

$135,482
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $183,901; Detached houses: $193,091; Townhouses or other attached units: $116,038; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,933,961; Mobile homes: $30,822; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,283

Median gross rent in 2012: $680.

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Rainbow City races chart
  • White alone - 8,665 (90.5%)
  • Black alone - 480 (5.0%)
  • Asian alone - 183 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 105 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 64 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 46 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 14 (0.1%)

Races in Rainbow City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rainbow City: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (19.3%), United States (17.2%), Irish (9.7%), German (7.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Scottish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 560 feet

Land area: 25.1 square miles.

Population density: 385 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rainbow City:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rainbow City city:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

261 residents are foreign born (0.8% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:  2.7%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Rainbow City, Alabama as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rainbow City to the number of sex offenders is 1,611 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $533 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $445 (0.3%)

Rainbow City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (52.0 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (553.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Southside, AL (1.9 miles ), Attalla, AL (2.2 miles ), Gadsden, AL (2.3 miles ), Glencoe, AL (2.7 miles ), Ivalee, AL (2.8 miles ), Steele, AL (2.8 miles ), Ridgeville, AL (2.9 miles) , Reece City, AL (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1998: 53 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 1999: 38 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2000: 46 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2001: 44 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2003: 46 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2004: 62 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2005: 80 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2006: 72 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2007: 66 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $226,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.94 N, Longitude: 86.06 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -61 (-0.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 824 (21.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Rainbow City household income distribution Rainbow City home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Rainbow City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.010.80.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000211
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.020.910.410.4
Robberies 0000120147
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.011.021.60.010.541.572.7
Assaults 100600381120
per 100,000 11.80.00.068.10.00.031.883.6114.0207.7
Burglaries 56413447404129526561
per 100,000 661.9482.2387.4533.1440.6442.0307.7543.4673.7633.4
Thefts 266279266214194215207195237171
per 100,000 3143.83281.63030.62427.12136.82317.82196.32037.82456.51775.7
Auto thefts 14791591562311
per 100,000 165.582.3102.511.355.197.0159.262.7238.4114.2
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.2) 197.1180.2164.4156.4130.2167.4134.9169.2218.4206.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Rainbow City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 32 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Alabama average:

2.28

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Rainbow City, Alabama accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +635 (+8.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Rainbow City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rainbow City, Alabama

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Tornado activity:

Rainbow City-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 273% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the Rainbow City city center injured 22 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 16.3 miles away from the city center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rainbow City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from Rainbow City center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 78.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 77.7 miles away from Rainbow City center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Etowah County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rainbow City topographic map

Birthplace of: Brodie Croyle - Professional football quarterback.


Hospital/medical center in Rainbow City:

  • RAINBOW CITY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 2800 RAINBOW DRIVE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Rainbow City:

  • MCGUFFEY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • MCGUFFEY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)
  • GADSDEN HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GADSDEN, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Rainbow City, AL

Local government website: rbcalabama.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rainbow City:

  • Gadsden State Community College (about 6 miles; Gadsden, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,222)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 20 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 43 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 3,575)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 43 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,273)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 52 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,194)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 52 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 11,648)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 54 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 2,833)

Private high school in Rainbow City:

  • WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 633; Location: 100 WESTMINSTER DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rainbow City:

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Library in Rainbow City:

  • RAINBOW CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $349,704; Location: 3702 RAINBOW DRIVE; 53,016 books; 2,968 audio materials; 2,132 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 81 state licensed databases; 71 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Web site for the City of Rainbow City, Alabama is http://www.rbcalabama.com or www.cityofrainbowcity.com

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Notable locations in Rainbow City: Rainbow City Fire Department Station 1 (A), Rainbow City Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Rainbow Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Rainbow City include: Old Harmony Baptist Church (A), Rainbow City First Baptist Church (B), White Springs Baptist Church (C), Tabernacle Baptist Church (D), Rainbow Presbyterian Church (E), Rainbow City Church of God (F), Mount Hope Methodist Church (G), First Methodist Church (H), First Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Coopers Lake (A), Chateau Charolais Lake (B), Cardwell Lake (C), Kimball Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Dry Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Rainbow City: Rainbow City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Etowah County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.3. This is about average.
City:

34.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rainbow City and their reported violations in the past:

RAINBOW CITY UTILITIES BOARD (Address: 3700 RAINBOW DRIVE , Population served: 10920, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.1%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.0% for Black residents, 35.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.2%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rainbow City, AL

10 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
12 people in nursing homes in 2000

Rainbow City compared to Alabama state average:

Rainbow City, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Rainbow City (2011 data):

  • Compass Bank: Rainbow Plaza Branch at 3213 Rainbow Drive, branch established on 1979/11/17. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Coosa Valley Branch at 3400 Rainbow Drive, branch established on 1970/11/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Regions Bank: Rainbow City Branch at 3105 Rainbow Drive, branch established on 1988/08/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • The Exchange Bank of Alabama: Rainbow City Branch at 3000 Rainbow Drive, branch established on 1987/09/28. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $230.7 mil, Deposits: $202.5 mil, headquarters in Altoona, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Gadsden Corporation, The
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Rainbow City Branch at 3201 Rainbow Drive, branch established on 1996/10/01. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rainbow City travel time to work - commute


Rainbow City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rainbow City city (based on Etowah County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.31%
Here68.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents68.9%11.9%4.9%2.9%2.9%
Congregations47.2%18.2%7.0%0.5%7.0%
NameAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.2%0.8%0.8%0.8%4.9%
Congregations3.7%0.9%1.4%0.5%13.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Etowah County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Etowah County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Etowah County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Etowah County:

32.5%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.2%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,079$36,3160$0
Other Government Administration 9$19,829$26,4390$0
Judicial and Legal 2$6,214$37,2840$0
Police Protection - Officers 22$63,968$34,8920$0
Firefighters 25$83,655$40,1540$0
Streets and Highways 5$16,068$38,5630$0
Parks and Recreation 5$12,428$29,8274$5,310
Water Supply 8$16,923$25,3850$0
Local Libraries 4$9,979$29,9375$3,720
Other and Unallocable 10$14,332$17,1980$0
Totals for Government 93$252,475$32,5779$9,030

Rainbow City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $113,000 ($11.69)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,810,000 ($187.25)
    Gas Utilities: $1,125,000 ($116.39)
    Fire Protection: $1,037,000 ($107.28)
    Financial Administration: $479,000 ($49.56)
    Central Staff Services: $445,000 ($46.04)
    Regular Highways: $412,000 ($42.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $411,000 ($42.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $331,000 ($34.24)
    Libraries: $201,000 ($20.79)
    Water Utilities: $133,000 ($13.76)
    Sewerage: $123,000 ($12.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $81,000 ($8.38)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $60,000 ($6.21)
    General Public Buildings: $47,000 ($4.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $92,000 ($9.52)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $176,000 ($18.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $730,000 ($75.52)
    Central Staff: $597,000 ($61.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $235,000 ($24.31)
    Regular Highways: $196,000 ($20.28)
    Police Protection: $112,000 ($11.59)
    Libraries: $64,000 ($6.62)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,000 ($1.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,549,000 ($263.71)

Rainbow City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $310,000 ($32.07)
    Sewerage: $123,000 ($12.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($2.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $108,000 ($11.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $315,000 ($32.59)
    Highways: $60,000 ($6.21)
    General Support: $58,000 ($6.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $104,000 ($10.76)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($3.93)
    Property Sale Other: $16,000 ($1.66)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,125,000 ($116.39)
    Water Utilities: $395,000 ($40.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $320,000 ($33.11)
    General Support: $45,000 ($4.66)
    Highways: $29,000 ($3.00)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,351,000 ($346.68)
    Individual Income: $1,349,000 ($139.56)
    NEC: $747,000 ($77.28)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $188,000 ($19.45)
    Motor Vehicle License: $31,000 ($3.21)
    Tobacco Sales: $26,000 ($2.69)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $18,000 ($1.86)

Rainbow City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,665,000 ($172.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,520,000 ($157.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $145,000 ($15.00)

Rainbow City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,119,000 ($115.77)

5.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,843 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
Alabama average:

6.81%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($145 average AGI)
Etowah County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marshall County, AL  0.73% ($25,539 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, AL  0.60% ($29,865)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.34% ($33,669)


4.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Alabama average:

6.16%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Etowah County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.06%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marshall County, AL  0.70% ($25,881 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.54% ($30,618)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.38% ($34,168)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rainbow City:

  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGAD (1350 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: FLOYD L. DONALD BROADCASTING CO. INC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHMA (1390 AM; 5 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: CASEY NETWORK, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rainbow City:

  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGRW (90.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WORD WORKS, INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKLD (97.7 FM; ONEONTA, AL; Owner: BLOUNT COUNTY BROADCASTING SERVICE INC.)
  • W269AN (101.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: JOHN S. LA TOUR/J & J B/C)

TV broadcast stations around Rainbow City:

  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W15AP (Channel 15; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • W50BO (Channel 50; ASHVILLE, AL; Owner: BOWLIN AND JOHNSON)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rainbow City, Alabama:
  • Fatal accident count: 42
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 64
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 13
  • Fatalities: 42
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 90
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Alabama average:
  • Fatal accident count: 105
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 164
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 115
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 269
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

See more detailed statistics of Rainbow City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 37 meters (121ft)
Total costs: $24,449,000
Total average daily traffic: 64,630
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,531
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 85,505



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$126,43121$135,533119$149,4649$49,1921$214,66011$119,1582$25,155
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$214,6600$011$125,0131$33,5400$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$150,2604$104,81343$151,0084$23,1430$02$91,5650$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$234,5573$94,13722$139,0391$117,3900$01$224,0501$70,430
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$207,2801$2,0105$135,7701$103,3000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$171,0509$143,6260$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$178,8363$205,2631$147,580
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$442,7301$34,8800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$57,6900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Rainbow City, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3874.5 years
Mary3079.7 years
William2875.2 years
John2673.1 years
Robert2273.1 years
Charles1969.2 years
George1378.2 years
Billy1367.3 years
Thomas1171.5 years
Frances1181.1 years
Most common last names in Rainbow City, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1577.0 years
Lee1371.2 years
Jones1177.0 years
Morgan1178.7 years
Brown1175.7 years
Johnson976.4 years
Roberts981.8 years
Hill985.6 years
Phillips976.4 years
Wilson970.4 years
Businesses in Rainbow City, AL
NameCountNameCount
Blockbuster1Popeyes1
Burger King1Quiznos1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx2U-Haul1
GNC1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Nike1

Rainbow City on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Anthony Scott Dobbins (5)
  • Ralph Waldo Whitfield, Jr. (4)
  • David Ladd (2)
  • David B. Mcfarland (2)
  • Kirk Johnson (2)
  • Holly Ladd (1)
  • Donald Eugene Casteel (1)

Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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