Rainbow City, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rainbow City, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Rainbow City had a population of 9,736 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rainbow City is located at latitude 33.9288 and longitude -86.0842 in Etowah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rainbow City (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 558 feet.

The City of Rainbow City (GNIS ID: 2404588) 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 Rainbow City is located within Gadsden Division of Etowah County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rainbow City: Coosa Bend, Morgans Crossroads.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 9,736
Population in Households 9,654
Population in Familes 7,851
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density1 382
Diversity Index2 30
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,179
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,747
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,585 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,594 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $163,934
Average Home Value $191,899
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,135
Average Household Income $60,285
Per Capita Income $25,650
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.04%
Households 0.26% 0.02%
Families 0.15% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Rainbow City, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rainbow City 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 # 69 88th
Population Density1 # 193 67th
Diversity Index2 # 344 40th
Median Household Income # 144 75th
Per Capita Income # 72 88th

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