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Welcome to Rainbow City ...

The city of Rainbow City is located in Etowah County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rainbow City has a population of 9,611 people<2> (see below for details).

Rainbow City is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rainbow City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Rainbow City (for example, toward Etna (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Rainbow City: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Rainbow City: 35906<5>

Websites for Rainbow City ...

Official Website: www.rbcalabama.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rainbow City had an population of 9,611 people. This is an increase of 0.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rainbow City had a population of 9,602 people (or 9.19% of the total population of Etowah County). This makes Rainbow City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Rainbow City represents 0.2% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 66th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,602 people, the population of Rainbow City increased 13.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,428 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rainbow City.

Communities Also Named Rainbow City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Rainbow City - it's located in Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rainbow City.

Communities near Rainbow City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rainbow City.

  • Jacksonville [Calhoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Rainbow City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<8>
  • Boaz [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boaz
    • Boaz [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Rainbow City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,704 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boaz<8>
  • Glencoe [Etowah County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencoe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glencoe
    • Glencoe [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Rainbow City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,071 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glencoe<8>
  • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokes Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokes Bluff
    • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Rainbow City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hokes Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokes Bluff<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weaver [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Rainbow City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,061 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
    • Ashville [Saint Clair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashville
      • Ashville [Saint Clair County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Rainbow City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,365 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashville<8>
    • Sardis City [Etowah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis City
      • Sardis City [Etowah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Rainbow City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,775 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis City
    • Ragland [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragland
      • Ragland [Saint Clair County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Rainbow City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ragland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ragland<8>
    • Ohatchee [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohatchee
      • Ohatchee [Calhoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Rainbow City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohatchee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohatchee<8>
    • Steele [Saint Clair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
      • Steele [Saint Clair County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Rainbow City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,089 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rainbow City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rainbow City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rainbow City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rainbow City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rainbow City. See our Newspapers Page for Rainbow City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rainbow City ...

Looking for more information about Rainbow City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rainbow City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rainbow City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rainbow City: www.rbcalabama.com/

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Etowah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rainbow City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rainbow City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rainbow City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rainbow City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rainbow City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rainbow City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rainbow City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainbow City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9550, Longitude: -86.0416    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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