Etowah County, Alabama Population 2021

Etowah County, Alabama's estimated population is 101,582 with a growth rate of -0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Etowah County, Alabama is the 12th largest county in Alabama. The 2010 Population was 104,459 and has seen a growth of -2.75% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021101,582-343-0.34%
2020101,925-343-0.34%
2019102,268-343-0.33%
2018102,611-396-0.38%
2017103,0071520.15%
2016102,855-143-0.14%
2015102,998-401-0.39%
2014103,399-485-0.47%
2013103,884-394-0.38%
2012104,278-91-0.09%
2011104,369-90-0.09%
2010104,4594,6194.63%
199099,840-3,217-3.12%
1980103,0578,9139.47%
197094,144-2,836-2.92%
196096,9803,0883.29%
195093,89221,31229.36%
194072,5809,18114.48%
193063,39916,12434.11%
192047,2758,16620.88%
191039,10911,74842.94%
190027,3615,43524.79%
189021,9266,52842.40%
188015,3985,28952.32%
187010,1090.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.34%
County Website
State
Founded
December 7, 1866
County Seat
2010 Population
104,459
Growth Since 2010
-2.75%
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Etowah County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White82,02779.83%
Black or African American16,33015.89%
Two or More Races1,8411.79%
Some Other Race1,1811.15%
Asian7640.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native5810.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.02%
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Etowah County, Alabama Population by Race

Etowah County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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Etowah County, Alabama Median Age

41.4


Total

39.9


Male

43


Female

Etowah County, Alabama Adults

There are 80,579 adults, (19,257 of whom are seniors) in Etowah County, Alabama.

Etowah County, Alabama Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Etowah County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

53,184

51.76%

Male

49,564

48.24%

Etowah County, Alabama Population by Age

Etowah County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Etowah County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
All72.6%27.4%
Non Family66.7%33.3%
Male59.8%40.2%
Female48.2%51.8%

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Etowah County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,9422.672.6
Married18,4623.1985.5
Non Family13,0901.266.7
Female5,7933.648.2
Male1,5973.7459.8

3.23

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Etowah County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4734.82%
9th to 12th Grade7,65410.63%
High School Graduate23,66832.86%
Some College17,89024.84%
Associates Degree6,5329.07%
Bachelors Degree7,89910.97%
Graduate Degree4,9166.82%
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Etowah County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Etowah County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White58,27450,12710,922
Black10,3448,5131,346
Hispanic1,798895211
2+ Races869682100
Other Race59526972
Asian557503183
Native American33223650
Islander24243

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.85%.

Etowah County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,424$39,367$25,027
Less Than 9th Grade$21,450$26,315$15,290
High School Graduate$27,631$33,759$20,157
Some College$31,400$41,147$25,911
Bachelors Degree$42,642$53,448$31,931
Graduate Degree$58,774$81,667$54,501

$31,424

Average Earnings

$39,367

Average Male

$25,027

Average Female

Etowah County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Etowah County, Alabama Language by Age

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Etowah County, Alabama Language

95.88% of Etowah County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 4.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.72% of the population.

Etowah County, Alabama Language

Etowah County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White79,14210,88313.75%
Black15,8414,60529.07%
Hispanic3,9581,45236.69%
Multiple1,82465235.75%
Other1,16347540.84%
Native58127046.47%
Asian75116521.97%
Islander24312.50%

17.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.46%

Male Poverty Rate

19.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Etowah County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Etowah County, Alabama is Native, with 46.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Etowah County, Alabama is Islander, with 12.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.81%.

Etowah County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.11%
High School13.31%
Some College10.81%
Bachelors or Greater3.97%

Etowah County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.44%
Male Unemployed34.00%
Female Employed8.60%
Male Employed5.50%

Etowah County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Etowah County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,637$60,379
Families$57,404$71,222
Married Families$69,947$83,556
Non Families$24,984$36,513
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Income by Household Type

Etowah County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Etowah County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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Etowah County, Alabama 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.

Etowah County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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Etowah County, Alabama Marital Status

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6,797

Number of Veterans

6,213

Male Veterans

584

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,549
Second Gulf War1,396
First Gulf War1,382
Korea605
World War II178

Etowah County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,967
75+1,864
35 to 541,439
55 to 64961
18 to 34566

Etowah County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,7738.80%
Black8636.99%
2+ Races999.90%
Native American4010.50%
Asian223.62%
Hispanic170.74%

Etowah County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Etowah County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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5.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Etowah County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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54.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Etowah County, Alabama Employment by Age

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Etowah County, Alabama Employment by Race

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Etowah County, Alabama 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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77.82%

Born in Etowah County, Alabama

97.17%

Native Born

2.83%

Foreign Born

1.74%

Non Citizen

1.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.17% of Etowah County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 77.82% having been born in Alabama. 1.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Etowah County, Alabama Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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