Fort Payne, AL 35968 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 35968: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Payne, AL 35968

Acceptable Alternative
Pine Ridge, AL 35968

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ft Payne, AL 35968

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 463
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,918
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 86
  • County: DeKalb County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.442, Longitude -85.719
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Payne, AL 35968 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,054
Population in Households 4,936
Population in Familes 4,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 81
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 1,982
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,393
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,485 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 497 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 275 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $100,421
Average Home Value $132,340


Median Household Income $40,487
Average Household Income $51,975
Per Capita Income $20,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.34%
Households 0.24% 0.27%
Families 0.1% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Payne, AL 35968 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35968 to the other 616 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 292 53rd
Population Density1 # 283 54th
Diversity Index2 # 388 37th
Median Household Income # 249 60th
Per Capita Income # 294 52nd

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