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Etowah County, AL


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Gadsden, AL
Designated Market Area: Birmingham, AL
USDA County Type (2015): Low Employment
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Evangelical Hubs

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2022 population: 103,088   ( 1,342 from 2010)
Land area: 535.1 square miles
Population density: 192.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:79,486 77.10% 4.0%
Black:15,58115.11% 0.9%
Indian:4180.41% 12.4%
Asian:8670.84% 26.2%
2+ races:1,8151.76% 36.3%
Hispanic:4,9214.77% 42.8%
Total non-White:23,60222.90% 9.1%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:2,591 12.5
Deaths:3,91818.9
Net Migration: 8314.0
Net Immigration: 760.4
Change in White population:-3,303 -3.2
Change in Non-White pop.:1,961 1.9




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
104,430
82,78979.28%
15,71615.05%
3720.36%
6870.66%
1,3321.28%
3,4473.30%
21,64120.72%

2000
103,459
84,91982.08%
15,12014.61%
3290.32%
4550.44%
8260.80%
1,7631.70%
18,54017.92%

1990
99,840
84,82484.96%
13,83713.86%
3400.34%
4590.46%
n/a
3800.38%
15,01615.04%

1980
103,057
88,18985.57%
13,73813.33%
4800.47%
1460.14%
n/a
4580.44%
14,86814.43%

1970
94,144
80,48685.49%
13,35414.18%
440.05%
430.05%
n/a
1990.21%
13,658 14.51%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
11,815 11.4
12,37612.0
3290.3
1,0821.0
-2,130 -2.1
3,101 3.0
1990's
NumberRate
13,250 13.3
12,56912.6
-40-0.0
2530.3
95 0.1
3,524 3.5
1980's
NumberRate
13,529 13.1
10,956 10.6
-5,105 -5.0
n/a
-3,365 -3.3
148 0.1
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
1,995 2.1
n/a
7,703 8.2
1,210 1.3

Age, Family & Household Data for Etowah County, AL

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
41.9
22,164 21.5%
80,924 78.5%
20,082 19.5%
38,791
2.63
25,321 65.3%
18,116 71.5%
2,728 10.8%
13,470 34.7%

2010
NumberPercent
40.2
23,986 23.0%
80,444 77.0%
16,508 15.8%
42,036
2.43
28,708 68.3%
20,703 72.1%
2,999 10.4%
13,328 31.7%

2000
NumberPercent
38.2
24,686 23.9%
78,773 76.1%
16,587 16.0%
41,634
2.44
29,620 71.1%
22,617 76.4%
2,953 10.0%
12,014 28.9%

1990
NumberPercent
36.0
24,517 24.6%
75,323 75.4%
15,872 15.9%
38,453
2.56
28,585 74.3%
23,177 81.1%
2,097 7.3%
9,868 25.7%

1980
NumberPercent
31.7
29,627 28.7%
73,430 71.3%
13,083 12.7%
36,878
2.77
29,073 78.8%
24,332 83.7%
2,080 7.2%
7,805 21.2%

2022 Housing Data for Etowah County, AL

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units47,412 
Median Value$148,400 
Occupied38,79181.8%
Vacant8,62118.2%
Owned28,45473.4%
Rented10,33726.6%
Median Rent$779 
Single-Family Units37,14178.3%
    Detached36,90777.8%
    Attached2340.5%
Buldings with 5+ Units3,0776.5%
Mobile Homes5,08310.7%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Etowah County, AL

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0002,2755.9%
$10,000 to $14,9992,3386.0%
$15,000 to $19,9992,1725.6%
$20,000 to $24,9992,3716.1%
$25,000 to $29,9992,0115.2%
$30,000 to $34,9991,9655.1%
$35,000 to $39,9992,2085.7%
$40,000 to $44,9991,9825.1%
$45,000 to $49,9991,3823.6%
$50,000 to $59,9993,2778.4%
$60,000 to $74,9994,07210.5%
$75,000 to $99,9994,40311.4%
$100,000 to $124,9992,8617.4%
$125,000 to $149,9992,2215.7%
$150,000 to $199,9992,0485.3%
$200,000 or more1,2053.1%
Median Household Income52,177 
Per Capita Income28,479 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state90 
Compared to U.S.74 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,8647.4%
Public Assistance8042.1%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps5,91015.2%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed39,81465.5%
Unemployed2,7114.5%
In Armed Forces190.0%
Total Labor Force42,54470.0%
Not in Labor Force18,23430.0%
Real Unemployment Rate 34.5%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector16,47915,10452.2%
Non-Profit4961,43825.6%
Self-Employed2,7221,35066.8%
Local Government1,7432,08945.5%
State Government6211,48029.6%
Federal Government47250348.4%
Total Private + Self19,20116,45453.9%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.3,3325,51037.7%
Total22,53321,96450.6%
Pct. Govt.15.5%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts5,09111.4%
Sales and Office Occupations9,39821.1%
Professional, Technical8,17318.4%
Service Occupations7,45716.8%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing790.2%
All others14,38932.3%
White Collar 50.9%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing8,12018.2%
Health care and social assistance6,98415.7%
Retail trade6,09413.7%
Educational services3,5167.9%
Accommodation and food services3,4257.7%
Construction3,1217.0%
Other services2,5815.8%
Public administration2,1734.9%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1,7063.8%
Transportation and warehousing1,6423.7%
Finance and insurance1,1212.5%
Professional, scientific, technical9332.1%
Wholesale trade8982.0%
Information4821.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation4701.1%
Real estate and rental and leasing4441.0%
Utilities3600.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2850.6%
Management770.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction760.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Etowah County, AL

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican2,1442.07%
Puerto Rican6280.61%
Cuban1880.18%
Dominican470.05%
Total Central American1,0431.01%
Costa Rican170.02%
Guatemalan7140.69%
Honduran980.09%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian160.02%
Salvadoran1980.19%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American2110.20%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian1860.18%
Ecuadorian80.01%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American170.02%
Other Hispanic3000.29%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino2530.24%
Indian1400.14%
Cambodian1150.11%
Vietnamese980.09%
Chinese450.04%
Japanese320.03%
Thai60.01%
Korean10.00%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English93,13095.6%
Spanish3,0293.1%
Tagalog2480.3%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic1990.2%
Arabic1810.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun1660.2%
Other Indo-European1410.1%
Vietnamese980.1%
Chinese640.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American17,00616.5%
English9,5149.2%
Irish7,6187.4%
German4,4264.3%
Scottish1,3711.3%
European1,2501.2%
Italian1,1491.1%
Scotch-Irish9841.0%
French7740.7%
Polish5450.5%
Dutch5090.5%
African3380.3%
British3110.3%
Scandinavian2930.3%
Welsh2900.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen102,04298.7%
Not a citizen1,3061.3%
Native100,89297.6%
Foreign-born2,4562.4%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Etowah County, AL

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
2,921 4.0%7,173 9.9%24,304 33.4%25,432 35.0%7,840 10.8%5,045 6.9%
  Average years of education: 12.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 2,921 4.0%
9-12 Years 7,173 9.9%
H.S. Grad or GED 24,304 33.4%
Some College 25,432 35.0%
Bach. Degree 7,840 10.8%
Grad Degree 5,045 6.9%
Average years of education: 12.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Etowah County, AL

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 46,721 41,570 5,151 11.0% 6.8%
1991 46,457 41,576 4,881 10.5% 7.3%
1992 46,500 42,419 4,081 8.8% 7.5%
1993 47,378 43,763 3,615 7.6% 7.2%
1994 47,985 44,794 3,191 6.6% 6.2%
1995 48,491 45,450 3,041 6.3% 5.9%
1996 48,861 46,232 2,629 5.4% 5.2%
1997 49,420 46,922 2,498 5.1% 4.9%
1998 50,029 47,461 2,568 5.1% 4.5%
1999 49,659 46,219 3,440 6.9% 4.7%
2000 48,496 45,652 2,844 5.9% 4.6%
2001 47,060 43,918 3,142 6.7% 5.2%
2002 47,036 44,025 3,011 6.4% 5.9%
2003 46,572 43,543 3,029 6.5% 6.0%
2004 47,203 44,228 2,975 6.3% 5.6%
2005 46,638 44,443 2,195 4.7% 4.4%
2006 46,568 44,610 1,958 4.2% 4.0%
2007 45,565 43,491 2,074 4.6% 4.1%
2008 45,741 42,914 2,827 6.2% 5.8%
2009 44,839 40,128 4,711 10.5% 10.1%
2010 44,018 39,278 4,740 10.8% 10.4%
2011 44,723 40,258 4,465 10.0% 9.6%
2012 44,283 40,540 3,743 8.5% 8.2%
2013 43,830 40,453 3,377 7.7% 7.3%
2014 43,798 40,729 3,069 7.0% 6.7%
2015 42,586 39,936 2,650 6.2% 6.1%
2016 42,914 40,372 2,542 5.9% 5.9%
2017 42,949 40,915 2,034 4.7% 4.6%
2018 43,062 41,304 1,758 4.1% 3.9%
2019 42,462 41,026 1,436 3.4% 3.0%
2020 40,724 37,598 3,126 7.7% 5.9%
2021 39,439 37,863 1,576 4.0% 3.4%
2022 39,274 38,085 1,189 3.0% 2.6%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com