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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Etowah County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 16,839

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,759

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,489

Renter-occupied housing units : 883

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,749

Renter-occupied housing units : 3,142

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 7,486

Renter-occupied housing units : 4,624


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Etowah County, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 2,403

Householder 35 to 44 years : 2,890

Householder 45 to 54 years : 3,892

Householder 55 to 59 years : 1,864

Householder 60 to 64 years : 2,264

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,336

Householder 75 years and over : 498

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 547

Householder 35 to 44 years : 1,220

Householder 45 to 54 years : 1,903

Householder 55 to 59 years : 996

Householder 60 to 64 years : 1,644

Householder 65 to 74 years : 3,852

Householder 75 years and over : 3,254


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Etowah County, Alabama)

Less than 10.0 percent : 373

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 991

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 917

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 913

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 1,112

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 1,004

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 1,006

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 1,255

50.0 percent or more : 2,302

Not computed : 1,535


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Etowah County, Alabama)

Built 2010 or later : $152,200

Built 2000 to 2009 : $154,800

Built 1990 to 1999 : $125,900

Built 1980 to 1989 : $90,200

Built 1970 to 1979 : $115,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $98,700

Built 1950 to 1959 : $70,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $60,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $57,800


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Etowah County, Alabama: 68.3%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Etowah County, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 123 123 $12,411,345
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

123 123 $12,411,345
2000        
  Single Family 152 152 $16,821,960
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 5 56 $3,140,000
  Total

157 208 $19,961,960
2001        
  Single Family 171 171 $18,924,560
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 72 $7,650,000
  Total

172 243 $26,574,560
2002        
  Single Family 206 206 $23,646,075
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 2 45 $2,600,000
  Total

208 251 $26,246,075
2003        
  Single Family 202 202 $23,163,007
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

202 202 $23,163,007
2004        
  Single Family 240 240 $25,027,392
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

240 240 $25,027,392
2005        
  Single Family 291 291 $34,965,373
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

291 291 $34,965,373
2006        
  Single Family 243 243 $31,403,159
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 9 36 $2,300,000
  Five or More Family 3 24 $1,200,000
  Total

255 303 $34,903,159


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Etowah County, AL): $31,170
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Etowah County): $66,500
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Etowah County, Alabama

Utility Gas: 55.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 13.5%
Electricity: 30.1%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.3%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.7%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Etowah County, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 37.6%
  • Juvenile facilities : 4.46%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 28.87%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 16.35%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 12.71%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Etowah County): $395
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Etowah County): $512


(updated 2010)



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