Glencoe, Alabama

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Glencoe (local pronunciation "Glin-ko") is a city in Calhoun and Etowah Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2000 census the population was 5,152.


Glencoe is located at 33°57'11.333" North, 85°56'9.125" West (33.953148, -85.935868)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.1 square miles (41.8 km²), of which, 16.1 square miles (41.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.31%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,152 people, 2,000 households, and 1,526 families residing in the city. The population density was 320.6 people per square mile (123.8/km²). There were 2,132 housing units at an average density of 132.7/sq mi (51.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.93% White, 1.73% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,000 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,385, and the median income for a family was $46,283. Males had a median income of $31,893 versus $26,652 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,577. About 4.9% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 33°57′11″N 85°56′09″W / 33.953148°N 85.935868°W / 33.953148; -85.935868

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