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Etowah County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2019: 102,268 (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: 191 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Etowah County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.5%), Manufacturing (19.4%), Retail trade (11.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Etowah County, AL (2019)
    • 79,95177.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 16,12215.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,1854.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,6661.6%Two or more races
    • 7610.7%Asian alone
    • 3210.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 630.06%Some other race alone
    • 220.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years
Males: 49,278  (48.2%)
Females: 52,990  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Etowah County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,447 ($31,170 in 1999)
This county:

$41,447
Alabama:

$51,734

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $471 (lower quartile is $368, upper quartile is $593)
This county:

$471
State:

$597


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,500 (it was $66,500 in 2000)
Etowah:

$127,500
Alabama:

$154,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,100 - $183,700

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $152,383
Here:

$152,383
State:

$209,799

Townhouses or other attached units: $241,830
Here:

$241,830
State:

$168,997

In 2-unit structures: $137,868
Here:

$137,868
State:

$144,593

Mobile homes: $79,380
Here:

$79,380
State:

$69,597

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,875
Here:

$8,875
State:

$60,147

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,000
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $340

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
  • 2018: 104 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2019: 71 buildings, average cost: $171,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Etowah, AL residents
Average permit cost in Etowah, AL
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $578 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $385 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Etowah, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Etowah, AL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Etowah, AL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.7%
Etowah County:

19.7%
Alabama:

15.5%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.3% for Black residents, 32.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for American Indian residents, 8.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.0% for other race residents, 32.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.5 years old
(Males: 40.2 years old, Females: 44.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.0 years old, Black residents: 34.3 years old, American Indian residents: 42.4 years old, Asian residents: 43.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.2 years old, Other race residents: 27.1 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 November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Alabama:

4.0%

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: 84.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,999 (69.4% naturalized citizens)

Etowah County:

2.9%
Whole state:

3.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7022010 or later
  • 1,0742000 to 2009
  • 5471990 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: 35,461
  • One, attached: 193
  • Two: 717
  • 3 or 4: 1,876
  • 5 to 9: 1,510
  • 10 to 19: 404
  • 20 to 49: 670
  • 50 or more: 685
  • Mobile homes: 6,135
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 204

Housing units in Etowah County with a mortgage: 14,082 (168 second mortgage, 802 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,094

Here:

48.3% with mortgage
State:

55.3% 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 significantly above Alabama state average. It is 117% greater 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, 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 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 40.1 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 Etowah 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 the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Thunderstorms, Incident Period: April 12, 2020 - April 13, 2020, FEMA Id: 4555, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Alabama Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4503, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Alabama Severe Storms And Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 19, 2018 - March 20, 2018, FEMA Id: 4362, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 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
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Etowah County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 11, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Etowah

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 31,369 (86.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,968 (8.2%)
  • Bus: 23 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 256 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 37 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 390 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,296 (3.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (22%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • Honduras (7%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Canada (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Etowah County


  • American (29%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (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 2019: 11.7

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 2019: 13.4

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 2018: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.9%
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 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,349)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,823)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,687)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,471)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,313)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,189)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (932)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (860)
  • Unspecified dementia (775)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (705)

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: 102,268
  • Male householders: 19,090 (5,549 living alone), Female householders: 20,963 (7,764 living alone)
  • 17,489 spouses (17,489 opposite-sex spouses), 642 unmarried partners, (642 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 30,631 children (29,157 natural, 739 adopted, 735 stepchildren), 3,924 grandchildren, 1,218 brothers or sisters, 1,794 parents, 230 foster children, 1,307 other relatives, 3,711 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,269

Size of family households: 13,648 2-persons, 4,742 3-persons, 5,163 4-persons, 938 5-persons, 650 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,313 1-person, 1,432 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 93 4-persons.

11,822 married couples with children.
6,488 single-parent households (896 men, 5,592 women).

95.6% of residents of Etowah speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% 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, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

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:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.7

Year house built in Etowah County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Etowah County, Alabama
  • 1,1742014 or later
  • 9722010 to 2013
  • 3,7882000 to 2009
  • 6,2841990 to 1999
  • 6,5781980 to 1989
  • 7,8161970 to 1979
  • 6,1131960 to 1969
  • 7,3231950 to 1959
  • 3,3241940 to 1949
  • 4,4831939 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
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 4253 rooms
  • 2,1894 rooms
  • 6,8405 rooms
  • 6,9476 rooms
  • 5,8247 rooms
  • 2,9028 rooms
  • 4,0499+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
  • 4301 room
  • 1352 rooms
  • 9973 rooms
  • 2,4744 rooms
  • 3,4655 rooms
  • 2,3666 rooms
  • 1897 rooms
  • 3728 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
  • 0no bedroom
  • 4761 bedroom
  • 6,1902 bedrooms
  • 16,5863 bedrooms
  • 4,8154 bedrooms
  • 1,1095+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
  • 430no bedroom
  • 1,2401 bedroom
  • 4,2592 bedrooms
  • 4,5703 bedrooms
  • 3044 bedrooms
  • 745+ 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
  • 450no vehicle
  • 8,6751 vehicle
  • 9,8652 vehicles
  • 6,4203 vehicles
  • 2,0704 vehicles
  • 1,6965+ 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
  • 1,826no vehicle
  • 5,3621 vehicle
  • 2,1772 vehicles
  • 1,1923 vehicles
  • 3204 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.4% 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, 68% lived in Alabama.

Etowah County:

86.4%
State average:

86.3%

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

  • This state: 80,215
  • Other state: 17,838
  • Northeast: 1,882
  • Midwest: 2,238
  • South: 11,364
  • West: 2,354
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
  • 51.3%Electricity
  • 40.1%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.1%Electricity
  • 31.5%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 802
Here:

7.7%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 384
Here:

8.5%
Alabama:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 645
Here:

13.5%
Alabama:

12.5%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $14,580,000
    Regular Highways: $149,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $723,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,737,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,914,000
    Regular Highways: $7,344,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,988,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,884,000
    Financial Administration: $1,784,000
    General Public Buildings: $840,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $661,000
    Health - Other: $409,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $672,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $112,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,088,000
    General Revenue - Other: $695,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $188,000
    Sale of Property: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,178,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,551,000
    Highways: $3,215,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,680,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,074,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,900,000
    Other Selective Sales: $578,000
    Other License: $571,000
    Other: $268,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,810,000

Etowah County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $14,580,000
    Regular Highways: $149,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $723,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,737,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,914,000
    Regular Highways: $7,344,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,988,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,884,000
    Financial Administration: $1,784,000
    General Public Buildings: $840,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $661,000
    Health - Other: $409,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $672,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $112,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,088,000
    General Revenue - Other: $695,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $188,000
    Sale of Property: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,178,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,551,000
    Highways: $3,215,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,680,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,074,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,900,000
    Other Selective Sales: $578,000
    Other License: $571,000
    Other: $268,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,810,000

Etowah County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $14,580,000
    Regular Highways: $149,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $723,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,737,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,914,000
    Regular Highways: $7,344,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,988,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,884,000
    Financial Administration: $1,784,000
    General Public Buildings: $840,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $661,000
    Health - Other: $409,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $672,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $112,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,088,000
    General Revenue - Other: $695,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $188,000
    Sale of Property: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,178,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,551,000
    Highways: $3,215,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,680,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,074,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,900,000
    Other Selective Sales: $578,000
    Other License: $571,000
    Other: $268,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,810,000

Etowah County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $14,580,000
    Regular Highways: $149,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $723,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,737,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,914,000
    Regular Highways: $7,344,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,988,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,884,000
    Financial Administration: $1,784,000
    General Public Buildings: $840,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $661,000
    Health - Other: $409,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $672,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $112,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,088,000
    General Revenue - Other: $695,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $188,000
    Sale of Property: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,178,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,551,000
    Highways: $3,215,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,680,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,074,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,900,000
    Other Selective Sales: $578,000
    Other License: $571,000
    Other: $268,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,810,000

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+)"