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Etowah is in Henderson County, in the Asheville metro area.
The community name derives from an Indian term for a type of tree
The latitude of Etowah is 35.317N. The longitude is -82.594W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,119 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,766.
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22% of Etowah residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Etowah ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Etowah was $20,849, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Etowah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Etowah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $438. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $775.
Libraries in Etowah include Etowah Branch Library ... View libraries
Henderson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Etowah political report.
The average commute time for Etowah workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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