Rainbow City, Alabama Population 2020

9,597

Rainbow City is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 9,597, it is the 65th largest city in Alabama and the 3182nd largest city in the United States. Rainbow City is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually but its population has decreased by -0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,602 in 2010. Rainbow City reached it's highest population of 9,657 in 2012. Spanning over 26 miles, Rainbow City has a population density of 378 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rainbow City is $65,923 with a poverty rate of 12.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $757 per month, and the median house value is $158,500. The median age in Rainbow City is 40.5 years, 43.2 years for males, and 37.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.5 males.

Rainbow City Demographics

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

  • White: 82.21%
  • Black or African American: 14.50%
  • Asian: 2.60%
  • Two or more races: 0.55%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rainbow City, Alabama is 9,597, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,565.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,602.

Rainbow City, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,87782.21%
Black or African American1,38914.50%
Asian2492.60%
Two or More Races530.55%
Some Other Race130.14%

Rainbow City Population Pyramid 2020

Rainbow City Median Age

40.5


Total

43.2


Male

37.2


Female

Rainbow City Adults

There are 7,389 adults, (1,743 of whom are seniors) in Rainbow City.

Rainbow City Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rainbow City Sex Ratio

Female

5,111

53.35%

Male

4,470

46.65%

Rainbow City Households and Families

Rainbow City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rainbow City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.4%22.6%
All62.9%37.1%
Non Family61.9%38.1%
Male25.2%74.8%
Female21.4%78.6%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0362.3762.9
Married1,9483.0777.4
Non Family1,4251.1561.9
Female4492.8921.4
Male2142.9525.2

3

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

2.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rainbow City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade610.89%
9th to 12th Grade4736.93%
High School Graduate1,95028.55%
Some College1,72225.22%
Associates Degree5998.77%
Bachelors Degree1,19517.50%
Graduate Degree82912.14%

Rainbow City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,7025,2851,672
Black749705248
Hispanic23916632
Asian12512572
Multiple Races1414
Other Race1313

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 asian people with a rate of 57.60%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,895$47,723$30,760
Less Than High School$19,908$19,301$25,223
High School Grad$29,050$28,500$30,208
Some College$32,153$43,214$21,908
Bachelors Degree$50,958$63,941$31,554
Graduate Degree$73,021$78,668$54,744

$36,895

Average Earnings

$47,723

Average Male

$30,760

Average Female

Rainbow City Language

Rainbow City Language by Age

Rainbow City Language

94.53% of Rainbow City residents speak only English, while 5.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.09% of the population.

Rainbow City Poverty

Rainbow City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,5127429.88%
Black1,38536025.99%
Hispanic40010025.00%

12.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.04%

Male Poverty Rate

13.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rainbow City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rainbow City is Black, with 25.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rainbow City is White, with 9.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.43%
Some College11.83%
High School7.43%
Bachelors or Greater1.83%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.57%
Male Unemployed15.70%
Female Employed7.99%
Male Employed5.71%

Rainbow City Income

Rainbow City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,085$65,923
Families$62,012$77,555
Married Families$75,421-
Non Families$37,631$43,645

Rainbow City Marital Status

Rainbow City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Rainbow City Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Rainbow City Marital Status by Race

Rainbow City Veterans

731

Number of Veterans

687

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam286
First Gulf War132
Second Gulf War100
Korea42
World War II28
Age Group Veterans
75+231
35 to 54197
65 to 74171
55 to 64100
18 to 3432
Name Veterans % of Total
White66210.36%
Black698.41%
Hispanic176.30%

$Rainbow City Veterans by Education

7.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rainbow City Employment Status

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Rainbow City Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.16%

Born in Alabama

94.46%

Native Born

5.54%

Foreign Born

2.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.46% of Rainbow City residents were born in the United States, with 70.16% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,597160.17%
20199,581160.17%
20189,565-10-0.10%
20179,575160.17%
20169,559-16-0.17%
20159,575-19-0.20%
20149,594-47-0.49%
20139,641-16-0.17%
20129,657150.16%
20119,642200.21%
20109,6221,1941.33%
20008,4287550.94%
19907,6731,3741.99%
19806,2993,1927.32%
19703,1070.00%