Nestled into picturesque northeast Alabama, Etowah County is the twelfth most densely populated county in Alabama. Our growing region provides easy access to two international airports, local commercial air service, interstate access, and a Class 1 rail system from Norfolk Southern that runs to the port of Mobile. The high concentration of automotive factories and proximity to aerospace facilities makes it ideal for those industries, as well as metalworking and food processing.
On the Rise
Etowah County is booming! Our region's population grew by 29,927 over the last 5 years and is projected to grow by 24,491 over the next 5 years. Jobs are also on the rise, having grown by 49,301 over the last 5 years with a projected growth of 31,842 over the next 5 years. College graduates have increased by 8% in the past five years as well.
Named for the Cherokee term for “edible tree”, Etowah County was established on December 1st, 1868 by a state constitutional convention. With 535 square miles of land and 14 square miles of water, it is the smallest county in Alabama by square miles, but our seventeen cities and towns boast one of the highest population densities in the state.
The natural beauty of the area is one of our biggest attractions. From the breathtaking Noccalula Falls to the Lookout Mountain Parkway, there’s always something new to see. Play a round on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail or have a picnic on the banks of the Coosa. Etowah County offers a wonderful quality of life as well as business opportunity.
Quality Comes to Life
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