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Glencoe, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Glencoe had a population of 5,093 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Glencoe, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,093
Daytime Population: Workers 995
Daytime Population: Residents 2,915
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,910
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 5,093
Population in Familes 4,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 301
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $50,869
Average Household Income $62,272
Per Capita Income $25,873


Total Housing Units 2,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,663 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 453 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $130,810
Average Home Value $167,855


Total Households 2,116
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,463
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.25%
Households -0.08% -0.21%
Families -0.23% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 2017 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 # 114 81st
Population Density # 236 59th
Diversity Index # 508 13th
Median Household Income # 108 82nd
Per Capita Income # 92 84th

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