Rainbow City, Alabama Population 2024

10,443

Rainbow City is a city located in Etowah County Alabama. Rainbow City has a 2024 population of 10,443. Rainbow City is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 2.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,196 in 2020.

The average household income in Rainbow City is $85,378 with a poverty rate of 8.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rainbow City is 41 years, 41.9 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Rainbow City Demographics

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

  • White: 79.25%
  • Black or African American: 9.75%
  • Two or more races: 3.94%
  • Asian: 3.49%
  • Other race: 3.17%
  • Native American: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
25.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
411.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.42% (247)
The current population of Rainbow City, Alabama is 10,443 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,196.

Rainbow City, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,07179.25%
Black or African American9939.75%
Two or more races4013.94%
Asian3553.49%
Other race3233.17%
Native American410.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rainbow City Population by Race

Rainbow City Population Pyramid 2024

Rainbow City Median Age

41

Total

41.9

Male

39

Female

Rainbow City Adults

There are 7,892 adults, (1,915 of whom are seniors) in Rainbow City.

Rainbow City Age Dependency

70.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Rainbow City Sex Ratio

Female5,88057.74%
Male4,30442.26%

Rainbow City Population by Age

Rainbow City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,9082.663.636.4
Married2,0052.998218
Non Family1,1701.1350.949.1
Female6444.0737.362.7
Male892.35.694.4
showing: 5 rows

3.18

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rainbow City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rainbow City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rainbow City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 29.5%.

Rainbow City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,552

Average Earnings

$50,777

Average Male

$34,059

Average Female

Rainbow City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rainbow City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rainbow City Language

93.1% of Rainbow City residents speak only English, while 6.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.54% of the population.

Rainbow City Language

Rainbow City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,9585056.35%
Black99322422.56%
Other32310030.96%
Hispanic54610018.32%
Multiple4014711.72%
Asian355174.79%
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8.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.3%

Male Poverty Rate

11.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rainbow City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rainbow City is Other, with 30.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rainbow City is Asian, with 4.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.1%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.64%.

Rainbow City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.33%
Some College6%
High School3.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.79%
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Rainbow City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed66.2%
Female Employed10.2%
Male Employed2.31%
Male Unemployed0.31%
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Rainbow City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rainbow City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rainbow City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rainbow City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rainbow City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

556

Number of Veterans

545

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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Rainbow City Veterans by War

count

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Rainbow City Veterans by Age

count

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Rainbow City Veterans by Race

Rainbow City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rainbow City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Rainbow City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rainbow City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rainbow City 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

68.73%

Born in Rainbow City

93.91%

Native Born

6.09%

Foreign Born

2.82%

Non Citizen

3.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.91% of Rainbow City residents were born in the United States, with 68.73% having been born in Alabama. 2.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Rainbow City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,873860.8%
202810,787860.8%
202710,701860.81%
202610,615860.82%
202510,529860.82%
202410,443860.83%
202310,357860.84%
202210,271860.84%
202110,185-11-0.11%
202010,1965705.92%
20199,626160.17%
20189,61080.08%
20179,602270.28%
20169,575-7-0.07%
20159,582-18-0.19%
20149,600-39-0.4%
20139,639-14-0.15%
20129,653180.19%
20119,635250.26%
20109,6101,18214.02%
20008,4287559.84%
19907,6731,37421.81%
19806,2993,192102.74%
19703,107
showing: 24 rows

Rainbow City Population by Year