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Population (year 2000): 8,428. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,880 (+5.4% change)
Males: 3,990 (47.3%), Females: 4,438 (52.7%)

Etowah County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $40,216 (year 2000)
Median house value: $108,200 (year 2000)

Rainbow City, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Rainbow City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.3%)
  • Black (3.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (23.4%), English (13.8%), Irish (11.4%), German (8.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), Scottish (2.3%).City, Alabama

Elevation: 560 feet

Land area: 25.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Rainbow City

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rainbow City city

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

2.2% Foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +635 (+8.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL Birmingham, (59.2 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (557.3 miles )

Nearest cities: AL (3.7 miles Southside, AL (5.2 miles Attalla, AL Gadsden, (5.8 miles Ridgeville, AL (8.3 miles) , AL Glencoe, (8.7 miles City, AL (9.3 miles Reece AL (9.5 miles Steele, AL Ohatchee, (9.9 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 42 buildings, average cost: $80,700
  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1998: 53 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 1999: 38 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2000: 46 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2001: 44 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2003: 46 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2004: 62 buildings, average cost: $110,800

Latitude: 33.94 N, Longitude: 86.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Rainbow City, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.3%), Manufacturing (15.7%), Retail trade (13.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -534 (-6.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 653 (15.9%)

Crime in Rainbow City by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Assaults 1 0 0 6
    per 100,000 11.9 0.0 0.0 71.2
Burglaries 56 41 34 47
    per 100,000 664.5 486.5 403.4 557.7
Thefts 266 279 266 214
    per 100,000 3156.1 3310.4 3156.1 2539.2
Auto thefts 14 7 9 1
    per 100,000 166.1 83.1 106.8 11.9
188.4 173.1 163.0 155.8

Average climate in Rainbow City, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rainbow City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 191% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the Rainbow City city center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/24/2001, a category 4 tornado 17.4 miles away from the city center injured 22 people and caused $1 million in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Rainbow City:
  • RIVERVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; GADSDEN, AL)
  • GADSDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; GADSDEN, AL)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; GADSDEN, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Rainbow City, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rainbow City:
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 26 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; ID: ASN)
  • ANNISTON METROPOLITAN (about 29 miles; ANNISTON, AL; ID: ANB)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 55 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rainbow City:
  • GADSDEN MUNI (about 3 miles; GADSDEN, AL; ID: GAD)
  • ROBBINS FIELD (about 22 miles; ONEONTA, AL; ID: 20A)
  • MCMINN (about 23 miles; WEAVER, AL; ID: 25A)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 7 $17,791 $30,498 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 6 $11,245 $22,490 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $16,968 $25,452 4 $2,857
Water Supply 11 $31,078 $33,903 0 $0
Local Libraries 4 $8,034 $24,102 4 $2,197
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,399 $32,394 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,046 $24,552 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 22 $79,306 $43,257 0 $0
Police - Other 13 $25,170 $23,233 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $12,370 $37,110 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $13,672 $54,688 0 $0
Firefighters 23 $80,502 $42,001 0 $0
Totals for Government 104 $303,581 $35,028 8 $5,053
College/University in Rainbow City:
  • GADSDEN BUSINESS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 162; Location: 3225 Rainbow Drive Suite 246; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rainbow City:
  • GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; GADSDEN, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,360)
  • JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 6,418)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 3,279)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 52 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; NORMAL, AL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • SOUTHERN UNION STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; WADLEY, AL; FT enrollment: 2,925)
Private high school in Rainbow City:
  • WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 583; Location: 100 WESTMINSTER DRIVE; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rainbow City:
  • JOHN S JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 716; Location: 301 LUMLEY RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RAINBOW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 632; Location: 454 LUMBLEY RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ETOWAH COUNTY SPECIAL EDUCATION LEARNING CENTER (Location: 209A GRAND AVE W; Grades: PK - 12)
Library in Rainbow City:
  • RAINBOW CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $242,444; Location: 3702 RAINBOW DRIVE; 43,662 books; 1,121 audio materials; 1,748 video materials; 78 serial subscriptions)

Shopping Center: Rainbow Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Rainbow City include: White Springs Baptist Church (A), Union Hall Church (B), Tabernacle Baptist Church (C), Rainbow Presbyterian Church (D), Rainbow City Church of God (E), Faith Baptist Church (F), First Methodist Church (G), Friendship Church (H).

Reservoirs: Coopers Lake (A), Kimball Lake (B), Cardwell Lake (C), Chateau Charolais Lake (D).

Creek: Dry Creek (A).

Park in Rainbow City: Rainbow City Park (1).


Rainbow City compared to Alabama state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Rainbow City:
  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGAD (1350 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMGJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: FLOYD L. DONALD BROADCASTING CO. INC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WHMA (1390 AM; 5 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: CASEY NETWORK, LLC)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Rainbow City:
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WGRW (90.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WORD WORKS, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W269AN (101.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: JOHN S. LA TOUR/J & J B/C)
TV broadcast stations around Rainbow City:
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W15AP (Channel 15; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W50BO (Channel 50; ASHVILLE, AL; Owner: BOWLIN AND JOHNSON)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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