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Etowah, North Carolina
Location of Etowah, North Carolina
Location of Etowah, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Henderson
 • Total 17.75 sq mi (45.96 km2)
 • Land 17.53 sq mi (45.41 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2)
2,119 ft (646 m)
 • Total 6,944
 • Density 396/sq mi (152.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-21880
GNIS feature ID 1020172

Etowah is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 6,944 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Bryn Avon was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.


Etowah is located at 35°18′56″N 82°35′49″W / 35.31556°N 82.59694°W / 35.31556; -82.59694 (35.315560, -82.596915).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.6 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.22% is water.

Etowah has an altitude of 2,101 ft.


2020 census

Etowah racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 6,547 85.67%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 130 1.7%
Native American 14 0.18%
Asian 75 0.98%
Pacific Islander 5 0.07%
Other/Mixed 311 4.07%
Hispanic or Latino 560 7.33%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 7,642 people, 3,411 households, and 2,408 families residing in the CDP.

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