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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Etowah County is located in Alabama with a population of 103,132. Living in Etowah County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Etowah County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Etowah County are above average.
Population
103,132

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$634
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Etowah County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    993.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    115.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,027.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,830.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    468.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Etowah County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,064
National
$55,322

Etowah County Reviews

3 reviews
Etowah county is a wonderful place to grow up. My only complaint would be a lack of opportunities in bigger business.
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I have lived in Etowah County all my life and I love it. It's perfect for retirement and family oriented. Younger individuals would call it boring seeing as we don't have many clubs.
I have lived here my entire life. They have wonderful school systems and very low crime. The only reason I am giving 4 stars is because there isnt much to do besides bowling.