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Glencoe, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Glencoe had a population of 5,120 as of July 1, 2016. Glencoe ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glencoe is located at latitude 33.9394 and longitude -85.9343 in Etowah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glencoe (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 564 feet.

The City of Glencoe (GNIS ID: 2403701) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Glencoe is located within Gadsden Division of Etowah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glencoe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 5,120
Population in Households 5,120
Population in Familes 4,288
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 302
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,122
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,476
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,690 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 431 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $123,649
Average Home Value $161,036


Median Household Income $45,601
Average Household Income $58,468
Per Capita Income $24,223
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.11%
Households -0.05% -0.08%
Families -0.13% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

Glencoe, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glencoe to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 115 80th
Population Density1 # 236 59th
Diversity Index2 # 504 13th
Median Household Income # 141 76th
Per Capita Income # 108 82nd

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