Guntersville, Alabama Population 2021

8,685
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Guntersville is a city located in Marshall County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Marshall County. With a 2020 population of 8,685, it is the 75th largest city in Alabama and the 3406th largest city in the United States . Guntersville is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 5.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,197 in 2010. Guntersville reached it's highest population of 8,685 in 2021. Spanning over 43 miles, Guntersville has a population density of 339 people per square mile.

The average household income in Guntersville is $66,387 with a poverty rate of 20.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $617 per month, and the median house value is $191,700. The median age in Guntersville is 42 years, 39.7 years for males, and 44.1 years for females.

Guntersville Demographics

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

  • White: 84.52%
  • Black or African American: 12.07%
  • Two or more races: 2.01%
  • Asian: 0.89%
  • Other race: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Guntersville, Alabama is 8,685 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,514.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,197.

Guntersville, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,15784.52%
Black or African American1,02212.07%
Two or More Races1702.01%
Asian750.89%
Some Other Race220.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.04%
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Guntersville Population by Race

Guntersville Population Pyramid $2021

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Guntersville Median Age

42


Total

39.7


Male

44.1


Female

Guntersville Adults

There are 6,527 adults, (1,719 of whom are seniors) in Guntersville.

Guntersville Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Guntersville Sex Ratio

Female

4,386

51.79%

Male

4,082

48.21%

Guntersville Population by Age

Guntersville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Guntersville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.1%20.9%
All59.8%40.2%
Male52.6%47.4%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female26.1%73.9%

59.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Guntersville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3122.4659.8
Married1,4983.0379.1
Non Family1,1331.1749.2
Female4493.5526.1
Male2323.0552.6

3.07

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Guntersville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3545.90%
9th to 12th Grade67111.18%
High School Graduate1,42823.78%
Some College1,27021.15%
Associates Degree4397.31%
Bachelors Degree1,23120.50%
Graduate Degree61110.18%
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Guntersville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Guntersville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,1324,2701,682
Black606488103
Hispanic1077918
2+ Races857324
Asian554911
Other Race1916
Native American19194
Islander33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.77%.

Guntersville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,095$43,522$27,649
Less Than 9th Grade$21,458$25,705$16,719
High School Graduate$23,457$26,354$20,865
Some College$34,348$43,846$30,091
Bachelors Degree$45,769$68,333$38,750
Graduate Degree$78,218$79,837$56,458

$35,095

Average Earnings

$43,522

Average Male

$27,649

Average Female

Guntersville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Guntersville Language by Age

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Guntersville Language

93.01% of Guntersville residents speak only English, while 6.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.81% of the population.

Guntersville Language

Guntersville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,6861,09916.44%
Black1,00936135.78%
Hispanic24114258.92%
Multiple1706135.88%
Native1919100.00%
Other22627.27%
Asian7511.33%
Islander3133.33%

20.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.25%

Male Poverty Rate

23.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Guntersville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Guntersville is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Guntersville is Asian, with 1.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.07%.

Guntersville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.00%
High School22.11%
Some College11.43%
Bachelors or Greater5.25%

Guntersville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Unemployed45.83%
Female Employed9.64%
Male Employed7.22%

Guntersville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Guntersville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,198$66,387
Families$57,589$78,066
Married Families$75,556$94,613
Non Families$24,364$41,349
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Income by Household Type

Guntersville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Guntersville Married by Age and Sex

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Guntersville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Guntersville Marital Status by Race

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Guntersville Marital Status

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581

Number of Veterans

478

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam230
First Gulf War130
Korea65
Second Gulf War58
World War II19

Guntersville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+190
65 to 74168
35 to 54111
55 to 6498
18 to 3414

Guntersville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5489.81%
Black192.60%
2+ Races1413.08%
Hispanic10.85%

Guntersville Veterans by Race

Guntersville Veterans by Education

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9.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Guntersville Veterans by Education

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50.2%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Guntersville Employment by Age

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Guntersville Employment by Race

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Guntersville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.65%

Born in Guntersville

94.92%

Native Born

5.08%

Foreign Born

2.99%

Non Citizen

2.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.92% of Guntersville residents were born in the United States, with 68.65% having been born in Alabama. 2.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Guntersville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,685570.66%
20208,628570.67%
20198,571570.67%
20188,514490.58%
20178,465420.50%
20168,423500.60%
20158,373370.44%
20148,336-3-0.04%
20138,33940.05%
20128,335200.24%
20118,315560.68%
20108,2598641.11%
20007,3953570.50%
19907,038-3-0.00%
19807,0415500.82%
19706,491-101-0.15%
19606,5921,3392.30%
19505,2538551.79%
19404,3981,5724.52%
19302,8260.00%

Guntersville Population by Year