Fort Payne, AL Population

Population: 12,938. Estimated population in July 2020: 13,573 (+4.9% change)
Males: 6,211 (48.0%), Females: 6,727 (52.0%)

DeKalb County

Zip codes: 35967, 35968.

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

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%).

Elevation: 899 feet

Land area: 55.9 square miles

Map of Fort Payne, AL

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Payne:

  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 40 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 54 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • ANNISTON METROPOLITAN (about 61 miles; ANNISTON, AL; Abbreviation: ANB)

Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Payne:

  • ISBELL FIELD (about 2 miles; FORT PAYNE, AL; Abbreviation: 4A9)
  • CENTRE MUNI (about 22 miles; CENTRE, AL; Abbreviation: C22)
  • SCOTTSBORO MUNI-WORD FIELD (about 26 miles; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Abbreviation: 4A6)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 6,418)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 50 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; NORMAL, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,886)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 68 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,795)
  • MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)