Etowah, North Carolina Population 2024

7,538

Etowah is a city located in Buncombe County, Henderson County, and Transylvania County North Carolina. Etowah has a 2024 population of 7,538. Etowah is currently declining at a rate of -0.99% annually and its population has decreased by -3.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,840 in 2020.

The average household income in Etowah is $94,354 with a poverty rate of 8.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Etowah is 48.3 years, 46.3 years for males, and 52.9 years for females.

Etowah Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Etowah was:

  • White: 87.12%
  • Two or more races: 4.36%
  • Black or African American: 4.24%
  • Other race: 3.16%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
17.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
426.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.85% (-302)
The current population of Etowah, North Carolina is 7,538 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,840.

Etowah, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,69987.12%
Two or more races3354.36%
Black or African American3264.24%
Other race2433.16%
Asian861.12%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Etowah Population by Race

Etowah Population Pyramid 2024

Etowah Median Age

48.3

Total

46.3

Male

52.9

Female

Etowah Adults

There are 6,389 adults, (2,142 of whom are seniors) in Etowah.

Etowah Age Dependency

81

Age Dependency Ratio

50.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Etowah Sex Ratio

Female3,68747.95%
Male4,00252.05%

Etowah Population by Age

Etowah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2202.3983.616.4
Married2,0442.8189.410.6
Non Family8101.2570.129.9
Female2132.6572.827.2
Male1532.3792.27.8

2.65

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

83.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Etowah Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade450.75%
9th to 12th Grade4016.72%
High School Graduate1,35122.63%
Some College1,40923.6%
Associates Degree60910.2%
Bachelors Degree1,41223.65%
Graduate Degree74412.46%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Etowah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Etowah Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,2604,8822,017
Hispanic25018262
Other Race24324346
2+ Races20513716
Black18518528
Asian616137

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.66%.

Etowah Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,998$31,389$38,012
Less Than 9th Grade$0$23,301$0
High School Graduate$32,847$29,338$35,306
Some College$27,046$32,991$26,462
Bachelors Degree$49,375$43,088$69,896
Graduate Degree$0$90,556$50,641

$36,998

Average Earnings

$31,389

Average Male

$38,012

Average Female

Etowah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Etowah Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Etowah Language

90.9% of Etowah residents speak only English, while 9.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.29% of the population.

Etowah Language

Etowah Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,6434707.08%
Hispanic46520944.95%
Multiple33520862.09%
Asian8622.33%
Other24310.41%

8.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.19%

Male Poverty Rate

6.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Etowah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Etowah is Multiple, with 62.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Etowah is Other, with 0.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.93%.

Etowah Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.27%
High School7.92%
Bachelors or Greater6.54%
Some College5.05%

Etowah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed13.25%
Female Employed3.82%
Female Unemployed0%

Etowah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Etowah Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$76,071$94,354
Families$88,397$102,695
Married Families$92,430$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,000$61,431

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Etowah Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.8%

Male Marriage Rate

63.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Etowah Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Etowah Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 15-19.

Etowah Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Etowah Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

669

Number of Veterans

633

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam309
Second Gulf War185
Korea69
First Gulf War53
World War II0

Etowah Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74216
75+204
18 to 34113
35 to 54101
55 to 6435

Etowah Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4588.08%
Other Race14559.67%
Black6635.68%
Hispanic2911.6%

Etowah Veterans by Race

Etowah Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Etowah Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Etowah Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Etowah Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Etowah Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

48.04%

Born in Etowah

95.1%

Native Born

4.9%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

2.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.1% of Etowah residents were born in the United States, with 48.04% having been born in North Carolina. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Etowah Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20247,538-75-0.99%
20237,613-76-0.99%
20227,6892253.01%
20217,464-376-4.8%
20207,8401872.44%
20197,6532333.14%
20187,420-169-2.23%
20177,5893524.86%
20167,2374406.47%
20156,797-65-0.95%
20146,862-163-2.32%
20137,0251602.33%
20126,865-101-1.45%
20116,966220.32%
20106,94400%

Etowah Population by Year