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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C
Etowah is a town in Tennessee with a population of 3,474. Etowah is in McMinn County. Living in Etowah offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Etowah and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Etowah are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$602
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Etowah 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
    462.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,011.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    288.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Etowah

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,324
National
$55,322
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Etowah Reviews

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Etowah is a small town. The environment is pretty and so is the weather, but there is not a lot. There is only a few restaurants and stores in town. There is not much to have fun with except the family events the town has, mostly during the summer. Most of the events are centered around the L&N Historical Depot right on the highway. Trains usually don't stop there, but the museum offers train tours. The town is very safe as it has no crime, except a few robberies, but the emergency response team is not very responsive. There is two elementary school in town and one high school right out of town. All of which are smaller schools and are pretty decent. There is hardy any diversity, most people are white Christians. There are minority groups around town though, they are just defiantly the minority. The town is very rural, so you defiantly need a car to get places, especially if your job is out of town, which it most likely is. There is not much job opportunity in Etowah.
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I am very glad I have been born and raised in this great little town. Great home town. Love my little town. We have great nearby outdoor adventures. Our people of the community reinvest and are helping the community grow. Definitely the home feeling and everyone knows everyone feeling.
I love Etowah. It is a very small town with mountains, rivers, hiking trails, and all kinds of outdoor activities to explore. The things I would like to see changed, is to try and expand slightly or at least get a few more things to do. Living here for 18 years eventually can get a little boring because you've done everything there is to do without traveling a little bit. It is a great quaint mountain town, though.