Etowah County AL Information


Etowah County Subdivisions

Etowah County AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 104,156
Population in Households 102,071
Population in Familes 84,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,085
Population Density1 195
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 41,958
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 28,377
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 47,781 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,672 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,286 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,823 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $108,287
Average Home Value $142,254


Median Household Income $37,989
Average Household Income $53,182
Per Capita Income $21,768
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.07%
Households -0.03% -0.06%
Families -0.19% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Etowah County AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Etowah County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 84th
Population Density1 # 9 88th
Diversity Index2 # 48 30th
Median Household Income # 29 58th
Per Capita Income # 20 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.