There are 8 US Post Offices in Etowah County serving a total of 80,057 residents equating to 10,007 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 127,780 packages are handled across the 8 county post offices annually. Etowah County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 104,430. Its county seat is Gadsden. Its name is from a Cherokee word meaning \"edible tree\". In total area, it is the smallest county in Alabama, but one of the most densely populated. Etowah County comprises the Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area."