Etowah County

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Etowah County, Alabama

800 Forrest Ave
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: (256) 549-5300
Fax: (256) 549-5400
www.etowahcounty.org

In northeastern AL, northwest of Anniston; organized as Baine County Dec 7, 1866; name changed Dec 1, 1868. Name Origin: Originally for David W. Baine, Confederate officer killed in the war. County abolished Dec 3, 1867 because he was a secessionist. Recreated and renamed for the Etowah Indian mound in GA. Meaning of Cherokee itawa is unknown but may be related to Creek italwa 'town, tribe.'

Area (sq mi):: 548.75 (land 534.82; water 13.93) Population per square mile: 192.90
Population 2005: 103,189 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 3.60% Population 2000: 103,459 (White 82.10%; Black or African American 14.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 38.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,783; median household $31,170; Population below poverty level: 15.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,410-$23,744
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 24.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Gadsden County seat (37,640)

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    Additionally, Rural/Metro was recently named the best emergency and non- emergency medical transportation provider by the citizens of Gadsden and Etowah County, Alabama in the Gadsden Times' annual 'Best of the Best' community awards.
    Etowah County, Alabama Circuit Court, CV 01-832, is currently considering some of the plaintiffs' claims in that case.