Etowah County, Alabama (AL)

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County population in 2012: 104,392 (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: 195 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Etowah County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.9%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.8%), Construction (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Etowah County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (15.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 50,626  (47.4%)
Females: 53,804  (52.6%)
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Etowah County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Etowah County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,459 ($31,170 in 1999)

This county:

$39459
Alabama:

$42849

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $422 (lower quartile is $321, upper quartile is $541)
This county:

$422
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $101,900 (it was $66,500 in 2000)
Etowah:

$101,900
Alabama:

$122,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,800 - $165,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $133,841
Here:

$133,841
State:

$176,830

Townhouses or other attached units: $200,650
Here:

$200,650
State:

$151,279

In 2-unit structures: $99,969
Here:

$99,969
State:

$135,086

Mobile homes: $66,124
Here:

$66,124
State:

$41,825

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,374
Here:

$2,374
State:

$16,905
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,025
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $335

Institutionalized population: 1,479

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


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

Etowah County, AL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 238 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2008: 191 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2009: 128 buildings, average cost: $127,600

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $527 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $344 (0.4%)

Etowah County household income distribution in 2009 Etowah County home values distribution Etowah County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.9%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 25.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.1% for American Indian residents, 63.4% for other race residents, 42.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.9%
Etowah County:

18.9%
Alabama:

18.7%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Black residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.2% for American Indian residents, 56.1% for other race residents, 37.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 39 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

2005 air pollution in Etowah County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.081 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.071 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 24 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 70 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 15.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 39 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Etowah County: Gadsden Raceway (A), Gadsden Country Club (B), Mountain View Fish Camp (C), Chumley Mill (D), Mountain View Camp (E), Happy Hill Hog Farm (F), Samuels Chapel (G), Thrashers Crossroads (H), Cave Spring Community Center (I), Gadsden Steam Plant (J), Whorton Bend Volunteer Fire Department (K), Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department (L), Sand Valley Volunteer Fire Department (M), Keener Volunteer Fire Department (N), West Etowah Volunteer Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Etowah County include: Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (A), Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (B), New Home Missionary Baptist Church (C), Pascal Church (D), Noble Hill Missionary Baptist Church (E), New Hope Baptist Church (F), Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church (G), Pine View Church (H), Mount View Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cox Cemetery (1), Shepard Cemetery (2), Scott Cemetery (3), Mizell Cemetery (4), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (5), Dillard Cemetery (6), Noble Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Agricola Lake (A), Lake Mary Louise (B), Hooks Lake (C), Jenkins Number One Lake (D), Doctor Jenkins Lake (E), Lake Rhea (F), Aurora Lake (G), Wessons Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rocky Creek (A), Robbins Branch (B), Little Sand Valley Creek (C), Pole Creek (D), Phillips Branch (E), Rook Creek (F), Samuels Chapel Creek (G), Lick Branch (H), Fisher Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Blount County , Calhoun County , Cherokee County , DeKalb County , Marshall County , St. Clair County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,130
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,687 (26% naturalized citizens)

Etowah County:

1.6%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 623
  • 1990 to 1994: 357
  • 1985 to 1989: 204
  • 1980 to 1984: 152
  • 1975 to 1979: 88
  • 1970 to 1974: 76
  • 1970 to 1974: 79
  • 1965 to 1969: 108

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:


Housing units in Etowah County with a mortgage: 12,473 (1,100 second mortgage, 1,300 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,164

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Etowah County

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

Tornado activity:

Etowah County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 1207708.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 109 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/27/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 44 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

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:


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: 11, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (20%)
  • Guatemala (17%)
  • Colombia (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Honduras (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Etowah County (%):

  • United States or American (38%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Etowah County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 36,012 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 5,092 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (0%)
  • Taxi: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 34 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 370 (1%)
  • Other means: 268 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 802 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $45,528.

4.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,729 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
Alabama average:

6.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.98% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($18,983 average AGI)
1.63% relocated from other states ($11,745 average AGI)
Etowah County:

1.63%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, AL  0.66% ($25,772 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, AL  0.52% ($32,363)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.32% ($31,927)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.28% ($35,073)
from DeKalb County, AL  0.19% ($26,239)
from Cherokee County, AL  0.17% ($26,373)
from Blount County, AL  0.12% ($36,585)


4.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
Alabama average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.25% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($19,637 average AGI)
1.54% relocated to other states ($10,086 average AGI)
Etowah County:

1.54%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, AL  0.67% ($24,098 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.54% ($27,598)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.40% ($29,257)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.24% ($35,929)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.22% ($21,474)
to Cherokee County, AL  0.18% ($34,828)
to Madison County, AL  0.17% ($35,966)

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 2013: 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 2013: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Etowah County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Etowah County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 19,773 (15,265 aged, 4,508 disabled)
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: 102,345

Size of family households: 13,150 2-persons, 6,987 3-persons, 5,085 4-persons, 2,243 5-persons, 783 6-persons, 460 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,809 1-person, 1,280 2-persons, 148 3-persons, 60 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

15,391 married couples with children.
6,041 single-parent households (995 men, 5,046 women).

97.0% of residents of Etowah County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $666,476,000 ($6455 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:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 607
  • 2000 to 2004: 5,130
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,407
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,739
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,222
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,652
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,127
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,103
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,315
Rooms in houses/apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 146
  • 3 rooms: 463
  • 4 rooms: 3,122
  • 5 rooms: 7,601
  • 6 rooms: 8,630
  • 7 rooms: 5,585
  • 8 rooms: 2,876
  • 9+ rooms: 2,522
  • 1 room: 142
  • 2 rooms: 529
  • 3 rooms: 1,358
  • 4 rooms: 2,896
  • 5 rooms: 2,788
  • 6 rooms: 1,797
  • 7 rooms: 839
  • 8 rooms: 206
  • 9+ rooms: 103
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Etowah County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 443
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,581
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,833
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,284
  • 5+ bedrooms: 777
  • no bedroom: 240
  • 1 bedroom: 1,869
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,999
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,094
  • 4 bedrooms: 409
  • 5+ bedrooms: 47
Cars and other vehicles available in Etowah County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,447
  • 1 vehicle: 8,083
  • 2 vehicles: 12,894
  • 3 vehicles: 5,875
  • 4 vehicles: 1,844
  • 5+ vehicles: 814
  • no vehicle: 1,697
  • 1 vehicle: 5,361
  • 2 vehicles: 2,892
  • 3 vehicles: 565
  • 4 vehicles: 84
  • 5+ vehicles: 59

62% of Etowah County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Alabama.

Etowah County:

62.1%
State average:

58.1%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Etowah County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.6%)
  • Electricity (28.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.1%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (53.9%)
  • Electricity (35.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.1%)
  • Wood (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 991
Here:

9.2%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 463
Here:

8.4%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 259
Here:

7.0%
Alabama:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Etowah County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,795,000
    General - Other: $245,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,296,000
    Regular Highways: $4,354,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,101,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,813,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,743,000
    Financial Administration: $1,674,000
    General - Other: $1,116,000
    General Public Buildings: $628,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $333,000
    Health - Other: $181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $937,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $867,000
    Financial Administration: $103,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,686,000

Etowah County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,034,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,317,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $467,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $765,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $574,000
    Interest Earnings: $422,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,832,000
    Highways: $1,579,000
    General Local Government Support: $511,000
    Public Welfare: $109,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,025,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $3,456,000
    Other License: $561,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $535,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $82,000
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000

Etowah County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,647,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,287,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $880,000

Etowah County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,017,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,517,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $238,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Etowah County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Etowah County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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