Rainbow City, AL 35906 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 35906: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rainbow City, AL 35906

Acceptable Alternative
Gadsden, AL 35906

Not Acceptable, USPS
Rbc, AL 35906

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Etowah County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.942, Longitude -86.104
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 481
  • PO Box Addresses: 45
  • Residential Addresses: 4,607
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 761
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,846

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Rainbow City, AL 35906 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,099
Daytime Population: Workers 5,155
Daytime Population: Residents 5,778
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,933
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 9,996
Population in Familes 8,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 257
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $49,422
Average Household Income $64,058
Per Capita Income $27,683


Total Housing Units 4,767 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,658 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,676 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 433 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $169,531
Average Home Value $197,479


Total Households 4,334
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,834
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 0.01% -0.13%
Households 0.07% -0.17%
Families -0.22% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Rainbow City, AL 35906 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35906 to the other 614 ZIP Codes 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 # 175 72nd
Population Density # 152 75th
Diversity Index # 386 37th
Median Household Income # 157 75th
Per Capita Income # 88 86th

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