Etowah, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Etowah had a population of 3,597 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Etowah, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,597
Population in Households 3,521
Population in Familes 2,796
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 1,232
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $37,519
Average Household Income $49,282
Per Capita Income $20,697


Total Housing Units 1,767 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 954 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 512 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $107,111
Average Home Value $137,579


Total Households 1,466
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 908
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.37% 0.33%
Households 0.29% 0.27%
Families 0.62% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2018 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 # 136 68th
Population Density # 44 90th
Diversity Index # 163 62nd
Median Household Income # 283 34th
Per Capita Income # 300 30th

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