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Etowah County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2017: 102,755 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 103,459 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,200
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,148
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 30,957
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,688 (it was 10,658 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

30%

Land area: 535 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 192 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Etowah County: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.5%), Educational, health and social services (12.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Etowah County, AL (2017)
    • 80,58277.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 16,11115.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,8623.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,4011.4%Two or more races
    • 7440.7%Asian alone
    • 4940.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 990.10%Some other race alone
    • 690.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years
Males: 49,230  (47.9%)
Females: 53,525  (52.1%)
Average household size:
Etowah County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,576 ($31,170 in 1999)
This county:

$41,576
Alabama:

$48,123

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $463 (lower quartile is $322, upper quartile is $620)
This county:

$463
State:

$565


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,200 (it was $66,500 in 2000)
Etowah:

$115,200
Alabama:

$141,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,300 - $184,600

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $146,091
Here:

$146,091
State:

$197,224

Townhouses or other attached units: $515,154
Here:

$515,154
State:

$203,496

In 2-unit structures: $69,907
Here:

$69,907
State:

$70,568

Mobile homes: $132,912
Here:

$132,912
State:

$74,580

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $21,397
Here:

$21,397
State:

$90,599

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,032
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $314

Institutionalized population: 1,479

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 63
  • Thefts: 152
  • Auto thefts: 34

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 125
  • Thefts: 195
  • Auto thefts: 35
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 173 buildings, average cost: $81,100
  • 1998: 218 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 1999: 155 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2000: 180 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2001: 199 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2002: 254 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2003: 252 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2004: 279 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 2005: 337 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2006: 312 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2007: 238 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2008: 191 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2009: 128 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2010: 105 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2011: 82 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2012: 90 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2013: 75 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 79 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2015: 83 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2016: 97 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2017: 112 buildings, average cost: $169,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Etowah, AL residents
Average permit cost in Etowah, AL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $591 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $377 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Etowah, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Etowah, AL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Etowah, AL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.2%
Etowah County:

18.2%
Alabama:

16.9%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.2% for American Indian residents, 31.7% for other race residents, 43.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.2 years old
(Males: 40.5 years old, Females: 42.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 37.3 years old, American Indian residents: 56.1 years old, Asian residents: 41.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.2 years old, Other race residents: 22.4 years old)

Area name: Gadsden, AL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Etowah County is $398 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gadsden, Rainbow City, Southside, Attalla, Glencoe, Hokes Bluff, Turkeytown, Lookout Mountain, Whitesboro, Carlisle-Rockledge.

Etowah County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Etowah County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bradley County, Arkansas , Calhoun County, South Carolina , Darlington County, South Carolina , Fannin County, Texas , Yalobusha County, Mississippi , Madison County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Etowah, AL
County total employment by year in Etowah, AL
County average yearly wages by year in Etowah, AL

Current college students: 4,130
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,410 (37.5% naturalized citizens)

Etowah County:

2.3%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4532010 or later
  • 1,0622000 to 2009
  • 7621990 to 1999
  • 3561980 to 1989
  • 1641970 to 1979
  • 187Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.2%

Etowah County marital status for males Etowah County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,080
  • One, attached: 377
  • Two: 967
  • 3 or 4: 1,827
  • 5 to 9: 1,421
  • 10 to 19: 766
  • 20 to 49: 544
  • 50 or more: 622
  • Mobile homes: 5,112
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 35

Housing units in Etowah County with a mortgage: 12,285 (698 second mortgage, 857 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,219

Here:

46.2% with mortgage
State:

56.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Etowah County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant64,316193
Catholic7,6241
Mainline Protestant5,81635
Black Protestant4,81321
Other1,4376
None20,424-
Etowah County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Etowah County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This 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.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 51
This county:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Etowah County:

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Etowah County:

32.5%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Etowah County:

Average size of farms: 93 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $49,003
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $129.14
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.37%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,307
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.85%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,743
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.02
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.60%
Corn for grain: 1008 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 15 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4249 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1357 harvested acres
Vegetables: 337 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 31 acres

Earthquake activity:

Etowah County-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% 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 40.2 miles away from Etowah County 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 82.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 105.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 203.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 170.1 miles away from Etowah County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 212.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4176: May 02, 2014, FEMA Id: 4176, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1971: April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1466: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 05, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1442: November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to November 25, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1399: December 07, 2001, FEMA Id: 1399, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Alabama Northeast Alabama Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 20, 2001 to November 23, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 20, 2001, FEMA Id: 2395, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Etowah County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Etowah

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,842 (84.5%)
  • Carpooled: 3,168 (8.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 221 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 38 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 261 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 1,961 (5.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (28%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • Other Middle Africa (5%)
  • Chile (4%)
  • Other Western Africa (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Etowah County


  • American (30%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Etowah County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 799 people in nursing homes
  • 405 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 279 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 205 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 103 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 92 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 48 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 9 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Etowah County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 784 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 602 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 341 people in college/university student housing
  • 119 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 81 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 66 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,416.

4.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Alabama average:

5.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.15% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($25,095 average AGI)
1.49% relocated from other states ($13,154 average AGI)
Etowah County:

1.49%
Alabama average:

2.56%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, AL  0.70% ($31,695 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, AL  0.50% ($35,410)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($47,442)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.29% ($43,515)
from DeKalb County, AL  0.24% ($32,651)
from Blount County, AL  0.17% ($30,627)
from Cherokee County, AL  0.17% ($31,356)


4.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Alabama average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.15% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($25,693 average AGI)
1.48% relocated to other states ($13,302 average AGI)
Etowah County:

1.48%
Alabama average:

2.59%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, AL  0.60% ($31,111 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.53% ($32,734)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.35% ($53,057)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.23% ($41,852)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.21% ($28,164)
to Cherokee County, AL  0.21% ($34,139)
to Blount County, AL  0.16% ($27,649)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Etowah County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Etowah County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Etowah County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Etowah County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Etowah County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Etowah County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Etowah County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Etowah County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Etowah County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 21,197 (15,479 aged, 5,718 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,694 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Etowah County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,105)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,439)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,146)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,094)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,090)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (818)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (722)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (641)
  • Unspecified dementia (626)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (573)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 86.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.2
  • Other - 38.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 111.1
  • Other - 38.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 102,755
  • In family households: 85,722 (11,728 male householders, 11,308 female householders)
    16,393 spouses, 33,733 children (31,000 natural, 838 adopted, 1,895 stepchildren), 3,848 grandchildren, 1,269 brothers or sisters, 1,831 parents, 3,181 other relatives, 2,431 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,763 (6,182 male householders (5,545 living alone)), 7,873 female householders (7,525 living alone)), 1,708 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,270

Size of family households: 11,162 2-persons, 4,737 3-persons, 4,452 4-persons, 1,845 5-persons, 715 6-persons, 125 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,070 1-person, 839 2-persons, 146 3-persons.

11,546 married couples with children.
6,864 single-parent households (1,807 men, 5,057 women).

96.6% of residents of Etowah speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 48% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $666,476,000 ($6,455 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $17,992,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $329,516,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $177,351,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,134,000
Federal grants: $122,562,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,104,000 ($1,230,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,809,000 ($2,659,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,158,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,486,000
Federal Government insurance: $54,301,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,817
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,127
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +497
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -354
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Etowah County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 22.91 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.7

Year house built in Etowah County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Etowah County, Alabama
  • 1202014 or later
  • 7882010 to 2013
  • 6,0002000 to 2009
  • 6,1951990 to 1999
  • 4,7511980 to 1989
  • 6,3881970 to 1979
  • 7,2781960 to 1969
  • 6,6081950 to 1959
  • 4,3631940 to 1949
  • 5,2601939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Etowah County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Etowah County, Alabama
  • 701 room
  • 1032 rooms
  • 2293 rooms
  • 2,2004 rooms
  • 5,6645 rooms
  • 7,5996 rooms
  • 4,8227 rooms
  • 2,1778 rooms
  • 3,6409+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
  • 3271 room
  • 672 rooms
  • 1,2953 rooms
  • 3,5154 rooms
  • 2,7225 rooms
  • 1,2666 rooms
  • 5917 rooms
  • 3558 rooms
  • 4499+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Etowah County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Etowah County, Alabama
  • 106no bedroom
  • 4481 bedroom
  • 4,9752 bedrooms
  • 15,4923 bedrooms
  • 4,2784 bedrooms
  • 1,2055+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
  • 327no bedroom
  • 1,2261 bedroom
  • 4,8432 bedrooms
  • 3,4953 bedrooms
  • 3284 bedrooms
  • 3685+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Etowah County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Etowah County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Etowah County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,038no vehicle
  • 6,3171 vehicle
  • 10,1112 vehicles
  • 5,5913 vehicles
  • 2,7674 vehicles
  • 6805+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Etowah County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Etowah County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,159no vehicle
  • 4,4211 vehicle
  • 2,6332 vehicles
  • 9353 vehicles
  • 664 vehicles
  • 3735+ vehicles

85.1% of Etowah County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Alabama.

Etowah County:

85.1%
State average:

86.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 78,340
  • Other state: 20,840
  • Northeast: 2,393
  • Midwest: 5,496
  • South: 12,278
  • West: 673
Year householders moved into unit in Etowah County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Etowah County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.1%Electricity
  • 42.9%Utility gas
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.9%Electricity
  • 34.4%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 780
Here:

7.8%
Alabama:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 537
Here:

9.9%
Alabama:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 84
Here:

2.4%
Alabama:

12.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Etowah County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $13,908,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $723,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,267,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,988,000
    Regular Highways: $6,658,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,616,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,521,000
    Financial Administration: $1,618,000
    General Public Buildings: $761,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $599,000
    Health - Other: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $688,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $112,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,156,000
    General Revenue - Other: $738,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $200,000
    Sale of Property: $31,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,189,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,473,000
    Highways: $3,170,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,642,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,817,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,494,000
    Other Selective Sales: $518,000
    Other License: $511,000
    Other: $240,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,341,000

Etowah County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $13,908,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $723,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,267,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,988,000
    Regular Highways: $6,658,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,616,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,521,000
    Financial Administration: $1,618,000
    General Public Buildings: $761,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $599,000
    Health - Other: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $688,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $112,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,156,000
    General Revenue - Other: $738,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $200,000
    Sale of Property: $31,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,189,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,473,000
    Highways: $3,170,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,642,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,817,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,494,000
    Other Selective Sales: $518,000
    Other License: $511,000
    Other: $240,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,341,000

Etowah County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $13,908,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $723,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,267,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,988,000
    Regular Highways: $6,658,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,616,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,521,000
    Financial Administration: $1,618,000
    General Public Buildings: $761,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $599,000
    Health - Other: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $688,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $112,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,156,000
    General Revenue - Other: $738,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $200,000
    Sale of Property: $31,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,189,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,473,000
    Highways: $3,170,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,642,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,817,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,494,000
    Other Selective Sales: $518,000
    Other License: $511,000
    Other: $240,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,341,000

Etowah County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $13,908,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $723,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,267,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,988,000
    Regular Highways: $6,658,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,616,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,521,000
    Financial Administration: $1,618,000
    General Public Buildings: $761,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $599,000
    Health - Other: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $688,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $112,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,156,000
    General Revenue - Other: $738,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $200,000
    Sale of Property: $31,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,189,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,473,000
    Highways: $3,170,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,642,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,817,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,494,000
    Other Selective Sales: $518,000
    Other License: $511,000
    Other: $240,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,341,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,422
  • Number of aged recipients: 373
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,049
  • Number of recipients under 18: 636
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,000
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 786
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,796
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,961
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full tracts)
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 ORIGINATED376$105,176322$102,6611,508$132,230176$37,6484$427,250228$77,41768$31,059
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$116,50019$88,368127$105,86625$40,3600$07$35,71422$42,545
APPLICATIONS DENIED58$95,603130$63,369636$115,698123$39,1630$036$73,88980$45,788
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$132,31649$100,673352$130,01720$54,8000$015$80,6008$57,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$98,6679$72,667108$119,7226$70,8330$02$80,0003$89,667
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$156,00065$172,7541$279,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$126,47627$203,9266$95,0001$58,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$202,40010$140,2001$27,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$76,0004$189,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$128,0002$149,5000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Etowah, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Etowah, AL - Value
Most common first names in Etowah County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,16970.9 years
John85873.5 years
Mary84477.8 years
William81774.3 years
Robert51071.0 years
Charles43169.6 years
Willie42976.1 years
George36073.8 years
Thomas32771.9 years
Annie31480.5 years
Most common last names in Etowah County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith71275.0 years
Johnson38974.0 years
Williams34773.3 years
Jones29573.1 years
Brown28074.9 years
Hill20674.7 years
Davis19773.3 years
Thompson18774.6 years
Wilson18273.8 years
Walker18173.7 years
Businesses in Etowah County, AL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts3Marriott1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets2
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's7
Arby's3Motel 61
AutoZone3New Balance2
Bath & Body Works1Nike14
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster2OfficeMax1
Burger King2Old Navy1
CVS5Papa John's Pizza2
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A2Penske1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Suites1Popeyes2
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack3
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza3Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
FedEx10SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In5
Ford1Sears2
GNC2Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Subway11
Gap1Super 81
Goodwill4T-Mobile5
H&R Block5T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's1Taco Bell5
Hilton2Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul7
Honda1UPS19
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House4
Jones New York3Walgreens2
Justice1Walmart2
KFC4Wendy's3
Kmart1YMCA1

Etowah County on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"