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Etowah County, AL&

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0.39% decline
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Median Household Income
3.21% growth
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Number of Employees
0.74% growth
Median Property Value
1.49% growth

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The economy of Etowah County, AL employs 41,540 people. The economy of Etowah County, AL is specialized in Manufacturing; Utilities; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.87; 1.54; and 1.13 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Etowah County, AL are Manufacturing (8,019), Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,507), and Retail trade (4,651), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,250), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($38,311), and Educational Services ($36,993).

Median household income in Etowah County, AL is $40,478. Males in Etowah County, AL have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,287. The income inequality of Etowah County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.429 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Etowah County, AL. In Etowah County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,889. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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Etowah County, AL is home to a population of 103,363 people, from which 98.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Etowah County, AL is composed of 81,069 White residents (78.4%), 15,799 Black residents (15.3%), 3,752 Hispanic residents (3.63%), 1,469 Two+ residents (1.42%), and 699 Asian residents (0.68%). The most common foreign languages in Etowah County, AL are Spanish (2,327 speakers), Chinese (220 speakers), and Gujarati (101 speakers), but compared to other places, Etowah County, AL has a relative high number of Gujarati (101 speakers), Other (27 speakers), and Other Native North American (26 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Etowah County, AL awarded 1,537 degrees. The student population of Etowah County, AL is skewed away from females, with 896 male students and 641 female students. Most students in Etowah County, AL are White (1,121 and 72.9%), followed by Black or African American (267 and 17.4%), Unknown (43 and 2.8%), and Two or more races (36 and 2.34%). The largest universities in Etowah County, AL by number of graduates are Gadsden State Community College (1,537 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Etowah County, AL are General Studies (215 and 14%), Registered Nursing (128 and 8.33%), and Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (54 and 3.51%). The median tuition costs in Etowah County, AL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Etowah County, AL is $101,900, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $100,400 to $101,900, a 1.49% increase. The homeownership rate of Etowah County, AL is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Etowah County, AL have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Etowah County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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