Rainbow City, Alabama Population 2021

9,639
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Rainbow City is a city located in Etowah County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 9,639, it is the 66th largest city in Alabama and the 3183rd largest city in the United States . Rainbow City is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 0.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,602 in 2010. Rainbow City reached it's highest population of 9,663 in 2012. Spanning over 26 miles, Rainbow City has a population density of 380 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rainbow City is $70,921 with a poverty rate of 11.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $797 per month, and the median house value is $166,100. The median age in Rainbow City is 38 years, 40.2 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Rainbow City Demographics

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

  • White: 83.96%
  • Black or African American: 9.55%
  • Asian: 2.81%
  • Two or more races: 2.43%
  • Other race: 1.25%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rainbow City, Alabama is 9,639 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,597.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,602.

Rainbow City, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,05183.96%
Black or African American9169.55%
Asian2692.81%
Two or More Races2332.43%
Some Other Race1201.25%
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Rainbow City Population by Race

Rainbow City Population Pyramid $2021

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Rainbow City Median Age

38


Total

40.2


Male

35.8


Female

Rainbow City Adults

There are 7,336 adults, (1,599 of whom are seniors) in Rainbow City.

Rainbow City Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Rainbow City Sex Ratio

Female

5,290

55.17%

Male

4,299

44.83%

Rainbow City Population by Age

Rainbow City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rainbow City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.4%21.6%
All60%40%
Non Family56.6%43.4%
Female21.9%78.1%
Male15.2%84.8%

60.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rainbow City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8472.4960
Married1,8043.2178.4
Non Family1,3391.1756.6
Female4483.121.9
Male2563.1915.2

3.13

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Rainbow City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1121.67%
9th to 12th Grade4306.40%
High School Graduate1,99529.69%
Some College1,46021.73%
Associates Degree71010.57%
Bachelors Degree1,31919.63%
Graduate Degree69410.33%
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Rainbow City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rainbow City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,6825,2791,688
Black549508159
Hispanic28218456
Asian15415476
Other Race623724
2+ Races535334

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 64.15%.

Rainbow City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,208$46,453$31,527
Less Than 9th Grade$19,925$19,960$19,813
High School Graduate$29,350$27,451$30,813
Some College$39,688$50,731$27,120
Bachelors Degree$40,156$61,090$31,532
Graduate Degree$78,285$82,426$60,278

$38,208

Average Earnings

$46,453

Average Male

$31,527

Average Female

Rainbow City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rainbow City Language by Age

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Rainbow City Language

93.70% of Rainbow City residents speak only English, while 6.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.08% of the population.

Rainbow City Language

Rainbow City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,6936788.81%
Hispanic49818136.35%
Black91615116.48%
Other1207461.67%
Multiple2337030.04%
Asian269145.20%

11.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.65%

Male Poverty Rate

11.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rainbow City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rainbow City is Other, with 61.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rainbow City is Asian, with 5.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.03%.

Rainbow City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.79%
Some College10.35%
High School6.76%
Bachelors or Greater0.80%

Rainbow City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed22.11%
Male Unemployed10.16%
Female Employed6.86%
Male Employed5.05%

Rainbow City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rainbow City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,547$70,921
Families$64,882$84,301
Married Families$81,953-
Non Families$37,777$43,437
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Income by Household Type

Rainbow City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rainbow City Married by Age and Sex

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Rainbow City 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.

Rainbow City Marital Status by Race

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Rainbow City Marital Status

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671

Number of Veterans

642

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam199
Second Gulf War167
First Gulf War122
Korea19
World War II16

Rainbow City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54247
75+180
65 to 74139
55 to 6497
18 to 348

Rainbow City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6349.88%
Black376.05%

Rainbow City Veterans by Race

Rainbow City Veterans by Education

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1.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rainbow City Veterans by Education

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59.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Rainbow City Employment by Age

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Rainbow City Employment by Race

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Rainbow City 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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69.47%

Born in Rainbow City

94.67%

Native Born

5.33%

Foreign Born

3.49%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.67% of Rainbow City residents were born in the United States, with 69.47% having been born in Alabama. 3.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rainbow City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,639140.15%
20209,625140.15%
20199,611140.15%
20189,597-3-0.03%
20179,600250.26%
20169,575-13-0.14%
20159,588-18-0.19%
20149,606-42-0.44%
20139,648-15-0.16%
20129,663180.19%
20119,645230.24%
20109,6221,1941.33%
20008,4287550.94%
19907,6731,3741.99%
19806,2993,1927.32%
19703,1070.00%

Rainbow City Population by Year