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Time Zone: Etowah County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Gadsden is the Seat for Etowah County.

Etowah County was founded in 1866.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Etowah had a population of 103,645 people. This is an increase of 0.18% since the last Census (which gave a population of 103,459 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Etowah represented 2.33% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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
2000103,459The Last Census

More information can be found on the Etowah County Census Page for Etowah County.


Below are some of the communities located in Etowah County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Etowah County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Gadsden   36,71938,9785.8% decrease  
Rainbow City   9,3878,42811.38% increase  
Boaz   8,5017,41114.71% increase  
Southside   8,4957,03620.74% increase  
Attalla   6,5876,592  

Websites for Etowah County

Official Website:   www.etowahcounty.org/

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

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