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: 472
  • PO Box Addresses: 47
  • Residential Addresses: 4,651
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 775
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,876

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: February 1, 2019, Maps updated: February 1, 2019.

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  1. 35906 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 35906 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Alabama Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Alabama Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

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Rainbow City, AL 35906 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,882
Population in Households 9,785
Population in Familes 7,913
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 251
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $51,132
Average Household Income $65,337
Per Capita Income $28,238


Total Housing Units 4,697 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,612 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,631 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 454 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $171,793
Average Home Value $204,489


Total Households 4,243
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,769
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.12% -0.26%
Households -0.09% -0.23%
Families -0.35% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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

The table below compares 35906 to the other 613 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 154 75th
Diversity Index # 383 38th
Median Household Income # 139 77th
Per Capita Income # 91 85th

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