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Population (year 2000): 12,938. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,573 (+4.9% change)
Males: 6,211 (48.0%), Females: 6,727 (52.0%)

DeKalb County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $33,560 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,100 (year 2000)

Fort Payne, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Fort Payne:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.8%)
  • Hispanic (12.2%)
  • Other race (8.4%)
  • Black (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (25.0%), Irish (10.1%), English (7.8%), German (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), French (1.5%).Payne, Alabama

Elevation: 899 feet

Land area: 55.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Payne

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Payne city

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

10.0% Foreign born (9.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +895 (+7.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Chattanooga, (50.9 miles pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (99.5 miles pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (528.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ridge, AL (5.0 miles Pine AL (9.3 miles Hammondville, AL Sylvania, (9.5 miles AL (9.9 miles Rainsville, Head, AL (9.9 miles Valley AL (11.8 miles Shiloh, AL Mentone, (11.9 miles AL (12.7 miles Henagar,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 32 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 1998: 60 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2001: 46 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2002: 52 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2003: 46 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2004: 51 buildings, average cost: $106,500

Latitude: 34.45 N, Longitude: 85.71 W

Area code: 256

Fort Payne, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (43.7%), Educational,health and social services (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,299 (+64.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,136 (81.5%)

Crime in Fort Payne by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 7.7 0.0 7.7 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 2 3 2 1
    per 100,000 0.0 15.5 23.2 15.5 7.7
Robberies 4 5 4 3 3
    per 100,000 30.9 38.6 30.9 23.2 23.2
Assaults 8 8 14 26 34
    per 100,000 61.8 61.8 108.2 201.0 262.8
Burglaries 60 98 89 81 125
    per 100,000 463.8 757.5 687.9 626.1 966.1
Thefts 379 507 477 343 465
    per 100,000 2929.4 3918.7 3686.8 2651.1 3594.1
Auto thefts 10 2 4 4 28
    per 100,000 77.3 15.5 30.9 30.9 216.4
185.2 241.2 246.0 205.7 291.3

Average climate in Fort Payne, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fort Payne-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 147% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Fort Payne city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Nathan Watson - College basketball player (Auburn Tigers).


Hospital/medical center in Fort Payne:
  • BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER DEKALB (200 MED CENTER DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fort Payne:
  • BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER CHEROKEE (about 23 miles; CENTRE, AL)
  • JACKSON CO HOSP & NURSING HOME (about 32 miles; SCOTTSBORO, AL)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; GADSDEN, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Fort Payne, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Payne:
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 40 miles; ROME, GA; ID: RMG)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 54 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; ID: CHA)
  • ANNISTON METROPOLITAN (about 61 miles; ANNISTON, AL; ID: ANB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Payne:
  • ISBELL FIELD (about 2 miles; FORT PAYNE, AL; ID: 4A9)
  • CENTRE MUNI (about 22 miles; CENTRE, AL; ID: C22)
  • SCOTTSBORO MUNI-WORD FIELD (about 26 miles; SCOTTSBORO, AL; ID: 4A6)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6 $17,298 $34,596 3 $813
Other Government Administration 6 $21,531 $43,062 5 $3,321
Judicial and Legal 3 $6,600 $26,400 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 35 $103,467 $35,474 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $5,672 $22,688 0 $0
Firefighters 38 $92,085 $29,079 0 $0
Streets and Highways 28 $55,613 $23,834 3 $3,421
Airports 1 $1,346 $16,152 0 $0
Welfare 1 $1,145 $13,740 0 $0
Health 12 $27,826 $27,826 2 $859
Solid Waste Management 27 $49,115 $21,828 0 $0
Sewerage 8 $28,246 $42,369 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $29,274 $23,419 32 $15,024
Water Supply 24 $66,309 $33,154 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 10 $22,049 $26,458 1 $682
Totals for Government 217 $527,576 $29,174 46 $24,119
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Payne:
  • GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; GADSDEN, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,360)
  • JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 6,418)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 50 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; FT enrollment: 6,914)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; FT enrollment: 4,821)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; NORMAL, AL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 68 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,795)
  • MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,256)
Public high school in Fort Payne:
  • FORT PAYNE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 752; Location: 201 45TH ST NE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Fort Payne:
  • WILLS VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 826; Location: 4111 WILLIAMS AVE NE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • FORT PAYNE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 647; Location: 4910 MARTIN AVE NE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WILLIAMS AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 501; Location: 1700 WILLIAMS AVE NE; Grades: 03 - 05)
Library in Fort Payne:
  • DEKALB COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $246,508; Location: 504 GRAND AVENUE NW; 78,425 books; 892 audio materials; 2,521 video materials; 46 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Fort Payne: Allen Switch (A), Terrapin Hills Golf Estates (B), Fort Payne Water Works (C), Fort Payne City Auditorium (D), Fort Payne Recreation Center (E), DeKalb County Library (F), DeKalb County Courthouse (G).

Churches in Fort Payne include: Walnut Grove Baptist Church (A), Union Hill Church (B), Crystal Lake Church (C), Davis Chapel (D), Delma Church (E), Ellers Chapel (F), Pleasant View Church (G), Log Cabin Chapel (H).

Cemeteries: Franklin Cemetery (1), Lankford Cemetery (2), Sulphur Springs Cemetery (3), Fisher Cemetery (4), Stewart Cemetery (5), White Hall Cemetery (6), Scott Cemetery (7).

Reservoir: Fort Payne City Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beeson Branch (A), Allen Branch (B), White Hall Branch (C), Smith Branch (D).

Parks in Fort Payne include: Manitou Park (1), City Park (2), Fort Payne Residential Historic District (3), Fort Payne Main Street Historic District (4), Fort Payne Boom Town Historic District (5), Williams Avenue Athletic Facilities (6).

Post office: (A).  


Fort Payne compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Payne:
  • WFPA (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WZOB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGTA (950 AM; 5 kW; SUMMERVILLE, GA; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVSM (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RAINSVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN ADVERTISING CO., INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Payne:
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMXN-FM (101.7 FM; STEVENSON, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKCX (97.7 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: BRIAR CREEK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQTU (102.3 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: MCDOUGALD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W212AR (90.3 FM; LINDALE, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • W216BP (91.1 FM; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: SOUTHERN TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
TV broadcast stations around Fort Payne:
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)

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