Etowah, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Etowah, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Etowah Census Designated Place had a population of 7,197 as of July 1, 2016. Etowah ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Etowah is located at latitude 35.3044 and longitude -82.5887 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Etowah Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,106 feet.

The Etowah Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402462) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Etowah Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mills River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson 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 Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map

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


Total Population 7,197
Population in Households 7,197
Population in Familes 6,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 411
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 3,068
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,177
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,574 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 495 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 544 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $217,542
Average Home Value $256,199


Median Household Income $51,495
Average Household Income $71,864
Per Capita Income $30,577
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.8%
Households 0.25% 0.66%
Families 0.08% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Etowah to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 118 84th
Population Density1 # 503 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 602 19th
Median Household Income # 175 76th
Per Capita Income # 108 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.