Etowah, NC Demographics


Population (year 2000): 2,766
Males: 1,329 (48.0%), Females: 1,437 (52.0%)

Henderson County

Zip code: 28729

Median resident age: 50.9 years
Median household income: $38,438 (year 2000)
Median house value: $112,300 (year 2000)

Races in Etowah:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.0%)
  • Black (1.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (23.4%), English (18.9%), United States (11.9%), Irish (11.6%), Scottish (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.0%).

Elevation: 2080 feet

Land area: 4.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Etowah

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Etowah CDP

  • Never married: 13.3%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

4.1% Foreign born (2.9% Europe, 0.7% North America).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Etowah:

  • MARGARET R PARDEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • PARK RIDGE HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; FLETCHER, NC)
  • TRANSYLVANIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC (about 15 miles; BREVARD, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Etowah:

  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 10 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 40 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 42 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; ID: GYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Etowah:

  • TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY (about 5 miles; BREVARD, NC; ID: 22W)
  • HENDERSONVILLE (about 13 miles; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; ID: 0A7)
  • MEYERS (about 16 miles; CANDLER, NC; ID: N39)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Etowah:

  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 23 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; CLEMSON, SC; FT enrollment: 15,962)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 3,577)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 37 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 39 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 6,157)
Public primary/middle school in Etowah:

  • ETOWAH ELEMENTARY (Students: 498; Location: 320 ETOWAH SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)