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Etowah, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The City of Etowah had a population of 3,703 as of July 1, 2016. Etowah ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Etowah is located at latitude 35.3384 and longitude -84.5281 in McMinn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Etowah (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McMinn County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

The City of Etowah (GNIS ID: 2403572) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Etowah is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of McMinn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Etowah population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Etowah, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,703
Population in Households 3,629
Population in Familes 2,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 1,268
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,495
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 930
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 957 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 538 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $96,382
Average Home Value $131,237


Median Household Income $34,670
Average Household Income $45,462
Per Capita Income $18,906
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.76%
Households 0.7% 0.66%
Families 1.2% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Etowah, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Etowah to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 134 69th
Population Density1 # 37 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 168 61st
Median Household Income # 286 33rd
Per Capita Income # 297 31st

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