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The 2000 Census showed that Etowah County had a population of 103,459 people. This represented 2.33% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Etowah had a population of 103,645 people. This is an increase of 0.18% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010104,430+0.94%+0.76% since 2009
2009103,645+0.18%+0.2% since 2008
2007103,216-0.23%+0.35% since 2006
2006102,854-0.58%+0.25% since 2005
2003102,698-0.74%-0.11% since 2002
2002102,815-0.62%-0.1% since 2001
2001102,914-0.53%-0.53% since 2000
2000103,459The Last Census

Etowah County had 45,959 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Etowah County has a total area<3> of 548 square miles [1,421 km²]. Of this total, 534 square miles [1,385 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.54%) being water (13.93 square miles [36.08 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Etowah County had a population density of 193.4 people per square mile [74.7 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Etowah County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Etowah and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Etowah County QuickFact (QF-01055).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Etowah County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Rainbow CityQF-01632889,3878,42811.38%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BlountQF-01009   W58,34551,02414.35%
CalhounQF-01015   SE114,081112,2491.63%
CherokeeQF-01019   NE24,44823,9881.92%
DeKalbQF-01049   NE69,38064,4527.65%
MarshallQF-01095   NW90,39982,2319.93%
Saint ClairQF-01115   SW81,89564,74226.49%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Etowah. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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